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Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), in...

Six months diversion on Wakrah-Mesaieed road

A traffic diversion will be in place for 6 months starting from...

Emir holds talks with Colombian president

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Colombian President...

Warning on use of mobile phones while driving

People who use mobile phones while driving will be booked on the spot...

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Sweltering weather to continue through August

There is no respite in sight from the sweltering conditions as high...

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Harman House launches new portable Bluetooth speaker

Harman House, the premier connected technologies destination, has...


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Syria regime tightens its grip on Aleppo

Pro-government forces yesterday tightened their grip around the...

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Saudi snow city tests Kingdom’s capacity for fun

At a shopping mall in southern Riyadh, a woman shrouded in black...

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Keeping traditions alive...

Families of Kuwaiti sailors bid them farewell as they sail away in...

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Yemen's Houthi-led coalition sets up body to run country

Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its allies in former President Ali...


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Putin shuffles regional officials after customs chief axed

Russian President Vladimir Putin has carried out a major reshuffle of top regional officials after the government sacked the country’s scandal-tainted customs chief.

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Merkel firm on refugees, vows security moves

Germany will remain open to refugees but will do “everything humanly possible” to ensure security, Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed yesterday, as she defended her migration policy while reassuring a country shaken by a series of attacks.

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Indonesia executes drug traffickers

Indonesia executed an unspecified number of convicted drug traffickers, according to local television reports yesterday.


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Higher hydrocarbon growth may help Saudi avoid recession: BMI

Relatively elevated growth in the hydrocarbon sector will prevent the Saudi economy from entering a recession in 2016, BMI Research has said in a report.

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Qatar Airways said to lift IAG stake to 20%

Qatar Airways will further raise its stake in British Airways owner IAG, adding to its holding after the shares plunged in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Lloyds to cut 3,000 jobs, close more branches after Brexit shock

Lloyds Banking Group said yesterday it would step up its cost cutting plans to help to offset a more testing economic environment caused by Britain’s vote to quit the European Union.

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US jobless claims rise; labour market still strong

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labour market strength.

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CIB earnings aid Egypt; blue chips weigh on Gulf bourses

Egypt’s largest bank helped carry the stock market higher yesterday after it posted strong quarterly earnings, while weak results from blue chips weighed on some Gulf bourses.

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European shares slip after earnings deluge, Fed meet

Global stocks slid yesterday as investors digested a barrage of company results and indications by the US Federal Reserve that it would take a slow, measured approach to any interest rate hikes.

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