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The Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF),...

Qatar ‘committed to promoting peaceful communities’

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

Pharmacists take oath at White Coat ceremony

A total of 26 new pharmacy students at Qatar University (QU) took...

Awareness camp for kids

Some of the participants at the Qatar Chamber training programme for...

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Acta training concludes

Participants pose at the conclusion of the Administrative Control and...

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Deputy Emir inspects new facilities

HH the Deputy Emir, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani, being briefed...


Region
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Few in Arab world mourn Peres

Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon...

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Taking on Xavi!

Former Barcelona football player Xavi Hernandez (R), who currently...

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Erdogan says to extend Turkey's emergency rule

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that emergency...

Peres

Tight security as leaders gather for Peres funeral

Israeli security forces were on high alert with world leaders set to...


International
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Britons sceptical on government Brexit strategy

Only 16% of Britons think the government is doing well on delivering Brexit while another 16% think Britain will end up not leaving the European Union, according to a new poll published on Friday.

Singapore

Chinese tour guide jailed for swindling Singapore widow

A Chinese tour guide who swindled an elderly Singaporean widow out of millions has been handed an eight-year prison term in a highly-charged case that has fanned anti-immigrant sentiment in Singapore.

Japan

Politicians wear 'pregnancy' vests to urge men to help at home

In Japan, where women do five times as much housework as men, three male politicians have donned "pregnancy" vests in a campaign urging men to help out more at home.


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GCC share of mobile transactions 4% higher than global average

The share of mobile transactions in the GCC at 43% is 4% higher than the global average, a new study has shown.

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Qatar posts 30% jump in trade surplus to QR8.69bn in August

A relatively higher prices for hydrocarbons helped Qatar report a robust 30% expansion month-on-month (m-o-m) in trade surplus to QR8.69bn in August, according to official figures.

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Global oil demand remains robust, says al-Sada

Global oil demand is currently anticipated to expand by 1.2mn bpd this year, the same level as expected in June, said HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, also President of the Opec Conference.

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US GDP rises 1.4%; jobless claims up less than forecast

The US economy expanded more in the second quarter than previously estimated, reflecting a smaller drag from business spending on structures and equipment.

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Credit Suisse plans Mideast growth as millionaires rise

Credit Suisse Group expects the Middle East to account for a significant part of its growth in private banking as the number of super wealthy individuals in the region increases.

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‘Saudi asks banks to reschedule consumer loans’

Saudi Arabia’s central bank has asked local banks to reschedule consumer loans after the government cut bonuses and other financial perks for public sector workers, local media reported yesterday.

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