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HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed...

Falconry camp concludes

The Youth Falconry Camp (Al Mazab) has concluded at Sabkhat Marmi in...

HBKU to hold Community Day on February 25

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), the second national university...

QA commended for on-board entertainment innovation

Qatar Airways was recognised for Middle East Content Innovation at...

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Award recognition for efforts on heritage, says ex-minister

Former minister of culture HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, the...

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Emir and Erdogan discuss expansion of co-operation

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday discussed the...


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Arab Israelis demand release of Palestinian hunger striker

Arab Israelis demonstrated on Friday in support of a Palestinian...

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Camel race

Jockeys compete in a camel race during the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed...

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Red Cross turns down call to leave Yemen conflict zones

The Red Cross yesterday turned down a call from Riyadh for aid...

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Scepticism greets Syrian truce deal

Major powers yesterday agreed to a pause in combat in Syria, but...


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Shebab claims bomb attack on Somalia plane

Somalia's Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which ripped a hole in a passenger plane shortly after takeoff from the capital Mogadishu earlier this month.

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India's Modi renews plea for manufacturing investment

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his call Saturday for firms to invest in India and turn it into a global manufacturing hub, painting the country as a bright spot for investment in an uncertain world economy.

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Alabama woman convicted of running granddaughter to death has died

An Alabama woman convicted of murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died on Friday, less than a year into her sentence of life in prison without parole, a prison spokesman said.


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Germany’s growth in 2015 keeps eurozone economy steady amid global turmoil

Solid growth in powerhouse Germany kept the eurozone economy steady in late 2015 despite the buffeting from global market turmoil and a sharp slowdown in China, data showed yesterday, but the outlook is clouded.

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European stocks bounce up at end of brutal week

European stocks rebounded yesterday on higher oil prices, solid German economic growth and rising US retail sales, regaining some ground lost this week on fears of a global recession.

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Tweetwars: The social challenge in Twitter ‘capital’ Indonesia

Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces even in markets once considered strongholds.

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BoJ rate cut unlikely to help meet inflation goal

The Bank of Japan’s surprise move to adopt negative interest rates won’t contribute much to achieving its 2% inflation goal, according to the majority of analysts polled by Reuters.

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Singtel CEO sees price war with new operator’s entry

The head of Singapore’s biggest phone company said she’s concerned the entry of a new operator will drive the focus of the competition to just price and will hurt the industry.

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As gold prices soar, traditional Asian buyers show little love

As gold trades near its highest in a year on a wave of safe-haven buying, traditionally active buyers of physical gold in the major Asian markets have shown little interest so far.

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