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Kellogg School of Management students visit QU-CBE

A delegation of 30 students from Kellogg School of Management of...

QU-CBE to host conference on entrepreneurship in April

Qatar University College of Business and Economics (QU-CBE) will be...

Three jailed for abducting, torturing compatriots

A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced three Bangladeshi men to one year...

QATAR

Qatar keen to tackle climate change issue

The State of Qatar stressed its important role in supporting the...

FARM

Farm owners felicitated

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah...


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Hosni Mubarak

Ousted Egyptian president Mubarak freed from detention

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011...

Syria - Bashar al-Jaafari

Syria says peace talks must first focus on 'terrorism'

Syria's regime said on Friday that the latest UN-backed peace talks...

Mud Day

Thousands of Israelis get filthy for 'Mud Day'

Thousands of Israelis and foreigners got filthy and battled through...

Iraq Mosul

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against...


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‘Worst is over’ for Brazil’s meat scandal

Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten product was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister said on Thursday that “the worst of the process is over”.

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Republicans pull bid to dump Obamacare

Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system from consideration yesterday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump.

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Sharif calls for speeding up road projects

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked authorities concerned to speed up work on development projects of infrastructure so that deadlines are met.


Business
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SAUDI

Saudi bourse set to start new settlement period, short-selling on April 23

Reforms aimed at joining international equity indexes; trades to be settled within two working days; exchange will also allow short-selling of stocks

TRUMP

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline, hails ‘great day’ for jobs

True to his pledge, President Donald Trump gave final approval yesterday for TransCanada to build the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, overriding environmental concerns in favour of boosting jobs and energy supply.

EUROPE

Europe stock markets on edge ahead of US healthcare vote

European stock markets wobbled yesterday as investors looked to a key vote on US healthcare reform whose passage is seen as crucial to the future of Donald Trump’s growth agenda.

SAMSUNG

Samsung backs away from planned split

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung, assailed by a shambolic recall and embroiled in South Korea’s wide-ranging corruption scandal, yesterday backed away from a planned corporate restructuring.

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No reason to withdraw stimulus now

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there is “no reason” to raise the bank’s bond yield targets now with inflation so far from its 2% target, offering his strongest denial to date of the chance of withdrawing its massive stimulus any time soon.

RUSSIA

Russia reboots easing with surprise interest rate cut

The Bank of Russia turned the page on a six-month pause in rate cuts, reducing borrowing costs in a surprise move that broke with its guidance last month.

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