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Turkey has agreed to pay $2.5bn to...

Emir congratulates new Indian president

Drug-related crimes drop in June and July...

Expo promotes manufacturing sector in Qatar

More than 150 local companies are participating in Qatar Development...

PM meets Tajikistan envoy

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

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Diplomatic Institute’s magazine highlights Gulf crisis

The Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has...

OFFICIAL

Minister discusses Gulf crisis with Paraguay’s FM

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad...


Region
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Israeli security forces stand by as Palestinian worshippers pray on Monday night outside Lions’ Gate

Israel removes metal detectors at Al-Aqsa

Israel yesterday removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa...

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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

A US Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the...

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Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000

Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but...

Erdogan

Gulf trip 'productive', will continue efforts, says Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday described his trip to the...


International
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Mumbai

Owner arrested after Mumbai building collapse kills 17

Indian police on Wednesday arrested the owner of several apartments in a four-storey building that collapsed in Mumbai killing 17 people, an official said, adding the cause of the disaster was likely unauthorised renovation.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka deploys troops amid oil workers strike

Sri Lanka deployed troops and police to distribute fuel on Wednesday as striking petroleum workers protested over plans to sell off stakes in state-owned oil depots to India and China.

Malaysia

Malaysia to introduce new 'tourism tax' on hotel rooms

Foreigners staying in hotels in Malaysia will soon need to pay a new tax, the country's tourism and culture minister said on Wednesday.


Business
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BARWA

Barwa posts QR912mn net profit

Barwa Real Estate Company has posted a net profit of QR912mn at the end of the second quarter in June, it was announced yesterday.

QIC

QIC reports 14% y-o-y growth in gross written premiums to QR6.24bn

Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading risk cover provider in Qatar and the Middle East and North Africa region, has registered a 14% year-on-year growth in gross written premiums to QR6.24bn in the first half (H1) of this year.

QATAR

Qatar Chamber to lead business delegation to Turkey next month

Qatar Chamber will organise a business trip to Izmir on August 3 and 4 in response to an invitation from Turkey’s Ministry and Economy and the Turkish Exporters Assembly, it was announced yesterday.

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QIMC reports 16.6% increase in H1 profit to QR113.43mn

Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) has reported a 16.6% year-on-year increase in net profit to QR113.43mn in the first six months of this year.

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NBK says Qatar steadfast on its commitment to dollar peg

Qatar abandoning the US dollar peg is “highly unlikely”, NBK Economic Research noted, and said the “authorities are steadfast in their commitment to the peg with more than enough resources to defend it.”

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