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Emir congratulates German chancellor...

‘Philippines can be partner in Qatar’s food security needs’

The Qatar-Philippines Food Security Summit held yesterday in Doha is...

‘Emir’s welcome shows unity of Qatar’s people’

The grand welcome of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad...

Qatar Foundation kicks off new season of ‘art trail’ guided tours

Qatar Foundation (QF) recently held a guided art tour at Virginia...

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New Qatar stamps launched

Qatar Post has launched a new set of stamps to celebrate the...

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PM receives message from UK’s May

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin...


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Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold vote

Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in...

A Syrian man looks at a hole in the ground following a reported air strike on the village of al-Habi

Russian strikes in Syria's Idlib kill 27 civilians

Air strikes by Russian warplanes in Syria's mainly...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Turkey this week on Iraq, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin will this week visit Ankara for...

Egyptian woman

'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for Eman Ahmed Abd El...


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Trump issues new travel ban

President Donald Trump has issued a new open-ended travel ban that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of co-operation with US authorities.

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Hundreds living near ‘falling’ Puerto Rico dam evacuated

Most people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have been moved to safety, Governor Ricardo Rossello said yesterday as he urged the US Congress to fund an aid package to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.

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Mexico City schools still closed

Most schools in Mexico City remained closed yesterday after last week’s deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country.


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Commercial Bank looks to Asia funding in next few months

Qatar’s third-largest lender, Commercial Bank, is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters.

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Chamber, Qatari-Russian Business Council look to boost ties

Qatar Chamber vice chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari and officials from the Qatari-Russian Business Council review cooperation ties between Qatar and Russia during a meeting held yesterday.

TURKEY

Turkey warns Iraq Kurds it can cut off oil exports

Turkey can choose to “close the valves” on oil exports from Iraq’s Kurdish region through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned as Kurds voted yesterday in a referendum on independence from Iraq.

SAUDI

Saudi shares plunge on fear of FTSE upgrade delay

Saudi Arabia’s stock index fell yesterday on rumours that index compiler FTSE might not upgrade Riyadh to emerging-market status as quickly as hoped, while Qatar notched up its fifth straight session of gains.

MACRON

Macron, Gentiloni said to be near deal giving Italy control of STX

French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni are close to an accord that would give Fincantieri majority control of the French shipyard STX, ending a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

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Air Berlin races to clinch deal with Lufthansa, easyJet

Insolvent German airline Air Berlin hopes to conclude talks with Lufthansa and easyJet on a carve-up of its assets by the middle of next month as it races to secure jobs and keep flying.


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Qatar advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s Team of Four bowling...

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Borussia Dortmund will aim to maintain their unbeaten record at home...

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Round three of the QNB Stars League season kicks off on Thursday...

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