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During the recent Spring holidays, as...

‘Suburbs too experience traffic snarls’

Unlike the previous year, the annual Qatar Traffic Report (QTR) 2016...

Regional pearl market poised for growth

The market for ornaments made from pearls in Qatar and rest of the...

Vacheron Constantin is a preferred watch for locals

Qatar is one of the best markets for premium and luxury limited...

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Fifty One East to showcase never-seen-before pieces

Fifty One East, Qatar’s prominent department store, is contributing...

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Chanel features high-jewellery pieces from its ‘1932’ collection

Chanel is showcasing its high-jewellery pieces from its ‘1932’...


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CIVILIANS

Civilians start fleeing homes after west Mosul offensive begins

A few hundred civilians have fled their homes in the outskirts of...

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Senior Yemeni general killed in missile attack

The second-in-command of Yemen army was killed yesterday when a...

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Bahrain, India moot scrapping scheme to protect migrant maids

India and Bahrain are considering scrapping a financial guarantee...

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Turkey says '100 IS fighters' left in Syria's Al-Bab

Turkey said Wednesday fewer than 100 Islamic State jihadists were...


International
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SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after GPS glitch delay

A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch.

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More than 300 million suffer from depression as world ages: WHO

The global number of people with depression has risen by 18 per cent to 322 million in the past decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, demanding greater attention for high-risk groups.

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Father-to-be Clooney 'will stop going to war zones'

Hollywood star George Clooney said Thursday that he will be stopping his visits to the world's troublespots now that his wife is pregnant with twins.


Business
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Oman’s Bank Muscat raising $500mn syndicated loan

Bank Muscat, Oman’s largest bank by assets, is raising $500 million through a syndicated loan, banking sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

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Goic, KAUST discuss cooperation to support GCC industries

A delegation from the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting’s (Goic) recently visited Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) to promote cooperation in the fields of scientific research and innovation to support industries in the GCC.

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Raffles Singapore embarks on restoration programme

The iconic Raffles Singapore, owned by Qatar’s Katara Hospitality, and one of the few remaining 19th century hotels in the world, has embarked on a “careful and sensitive” restoration programme to be conducted over three phases, it was announced.

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Al-Attiyah Foundation, ICP sign agreement for cooperation

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development has signed an agreement with International Cooperation Platform to cooperate in research in the field of energy and sustainable development.

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Hong Kong hands out generous budget

Hong Kong handed out billions of dollars in tax cuts and poverty relief yesterday to reflate its economy, and projected a brighter outlook this year amid growing concerns over rising trade protectionism and higher interest rates.

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RBI policy panel cites concerns about inflation

The Reserve Bank of India’s six-member monetary policy committee cited concerns about inflation in holding rates in February, with three mentioning the need to shift the policy stance to “neutral” from “accommodative,” minutes from the meeting showed.

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