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Global Kite Festival: A haven for families

With sport and entertainment combined, Aspire’s 1st International...

Qatar Airways launches global sales campaign

Qatar Airways has said it is inviting passengers to start planning...

Top Rolls-Royce officials visit Qatar

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha welcomed Peter Schwarzenbauer, chairman...

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E-Nature contest winners named

The Qatar e-Nature Schools Contest 2017, under the patronage of HE...

KAHRAMAA

Maktoum award for Kahramaa

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has...


Region
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Yemen

Two Saudi soldiers killed patrolling Yemen border

Two Saudi soldiers were killed on Thursday in a rocket attack near...

Iraq

Iraqi forces retake town of Hatra southwest of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Thursday retook the town of Hatra, southwest of...

Damascus Airport

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early...

SYRIA

Syria Kurds, Turks clash in wake of deadly air raids

Fighting erupted yesterday along Syria’s northeastern border between...


International
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GULF TIMES

Pentagon investigating Flynn over foreign payments

The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats yesterday.

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US Congress takes steps to avert govt shutdown

The US Congress began moving to extend today’s budget deadline until May 5 and was expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalise a deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown.

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Le Pen fishes for worker support as polls narrow

Marine Le Pen took to the sea yesterday, promising to protect fishing jobs if she beats Emmanuel Macron, her pro-EU, centrist rival whose commanding poll lead has narrowed.


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Opec wants further drop in oil stocks, working for consensus

Opec wants oil inventories to decline further and is working to ensure a policy-setting meeting in May reaches consensus, the group’s secretary-general said yesterday in comments pointing to an extension of a global supply cut.

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Demographic, social factors seen key in Mideast tourism growth

The Middle East will require further transformation within its travel and tourism industry owing to multi-faceted demand shift driven by generational and demographic changes, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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BoJ chief warns on ‘likely’ delay on inflation target

Japan’s central bank chief warned yesterday it is “likely” that an inflation target already running four years late would be delayed once again.

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Qantas to axe Dubai flights, boost Asian presence

Australian national carrier Qantas Airways Ltd yesterday said it would axe its Melbourne-Dubai-London flights operated in partnership with Emirates and switch the capacity to Asia when it launches non-stop Perth-London flights next year.

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Trump’s corporate tax rewrite faces major obstacle: Its cost

President Donald Trump offered corporate America a sweeping tax vision whose ultimate promise of lower rates and more global competitiveness depends on one thing: longevity.

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Saudi sees 7,000 jobs coming from solar projects by 2020

Saudi Arabia is hoping its solar-power programme will generate 7,000 jobs and build a local manufacturing industry that can export products to the world, reducing domestic demand for its crude oil in the process.

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