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The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG)...

Qatar Charity reopens Qatari Bakery in Saraqib

Qatar Charity (QC) has reopened Qatari Bakery in Saraqib (Idlib),...

WISH to host panel on Islamic Ethics in November

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) will host a panel on...

Tamuq welcomes new class of master’s students

Faculty, administrators and current master’s students at Texas A&M...

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Envoy presents credentials

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad...

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FM meets UN official

HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman...


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Iraq sacks defence minister ahead of Mosul offensive

Iraq’s parliament yesterday impeached Defence Minister Khaled...

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Gaza zoo animals arrive to start new life in Jordan

Animals evacuated this week from a zoo dubbed the "world's worst" in...

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Rescued animals from Gaza zoo find new homes

The last survivors of a Gaza zoo, where dozens of animals died of...

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Rebels backed by Turkey tanks ‘seize’ IS-held town

Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside...


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French split over ban on burqini

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burqinis (also spelled burkini) in more than a dozen coastal towns yesterday, saying that France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolised the enslavement of women.

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Quake death toll hits 250 in Italy

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 yesterday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.

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Florida governor complains US not doing enough to fight Zika

Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday that the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus.


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Moody’s upgrades ratings of Masraf Al Rayan

Global credit rating agency Moody’s has upgraded Masraf Al Rayan’s long term issuer ratings to A1 from A2 and Counterparty Risk (CR) Assessment to ‘Aa3(cr)’ from ‘A1(cr)’.

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21 QSE stocks eligible to join FTSE Russell index

As many as 21 of the 44 stocks listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) have been found eligible to be included in the FTSE Russell global market equity index. Of the 21, half are large-cap equities.

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Egypt economic crisis weighs heavily on heritage: Minister

Egypt cannot afford to keep its museums open let alone search for ancient buried treasures because of the economic crisis, the antiquities minister says.

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Saudi shares keep falling as economy concerns rise

Most Gulf stock markets fell yesterday with Saudi Arabia sliding for a fifth straight day, led by banks, but UAE bourses were firm.

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Dreamliner engine incident prompts ANA to check fleet

ANA Holdings, the world’s biggest operator of Boeing Co’s Dreamliner jet, is checking the Rolls-Royce Holdings engines on its fleet of 787s after investigating a February incident when an aircraft had to shut down a power plant and return to the airport.

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China’s big P2P platforms shrug off crackdown

China’s bid to tame its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector could cost smaller platforms some business, but the impact on larger players will be limited, and some of the new restrictions will be hard to enforce, analysts and industry players said.

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