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HBJ Foundation signs MoU with Marrakesh

Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation (HBJ Foundation)...

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Low visibility is expected at some places in the early hours today,...

Qatar condemns bombing at Aden army recruitment centre

Qatar has strongly condemned the bombing that targeted a recruitment...

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More than 6,683 streets get names

The committee for naming streets, neighbourhoods and public squares...


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Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: coastguard

Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya yesterday,...

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Fire hits 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

A major fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction...

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Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A presumed US drone strike in southern Yemen killed three Al-Qaeda...

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UN says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates

At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil...


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US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Key US senators John McCain and Marco Rubio won their Republican primaries Tuesday, setting up high-profile re-election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress.

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Thai halal hotel hopes to boost Muslim arrivals

Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy.

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Travel warnings as Singapore govt confirms Zika spread

The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 yesterday, with some of the latest infections detected beyond the area of the initial outbreak.


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Greece launches auction for TV licences; defies broadcasters’ protests

Greece’s left-led government launched an auction of four nationwide TV licences yesterday, defying protests by broadcasters which have criticised the process as an attempt to control media in the crisis-hit country.

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Pimco at odds with Goldman on Yellen as Sept rate bets rise

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s speech on Friday was hawkish enough for Goldman Sachs Group to boost the odds of a September interest-rate increase, while Pacific Investment Management Co said there was nothing of note in her remarks.

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France wants EU-US trade talks halted as no deal is imminent

France said yesterday it wanted to halt thorny EU-US trade talks as President Francois Hollande said there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January.

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China banks set for hard slog as margins shrink

Four of China’s so-called ‘Big Five’ state-owned banks have warned that profits will continue to be pressured in the second half of the year, as slowing growth in the world’s second-biggest economy hits borrowers and saps lenders’ margins.

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In Asia, Obama facing trade pact test amid US opposition

When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver US approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...

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AirAsia to sell leasing arm as early as December

AirAsia Bhd expects to sell its aircraft-leasing unit as early as December as the largest customer for Airbus Group SE’s single-aisle jets aims to net as much as $1bn from the transaction and pare debt.

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