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Qatar
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Travel agencies see a drop in bookings

Many travel agencies in Doha posted a “significant drop” in the...

Balancing act

A performance from a circus troupe at the Souq Waqif Spring Festival...

Medina Centrale’s ‘family fun’ attracts more footfall

The weekly “Family Fun” featuring several entertainment shows at the...

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Pakistan embassy marks ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’

The Pakistan embassy yesterday observed the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day.’...

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STEAM winners compete in Intel science quiz

The 2015 Qatar Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Fair...


Region
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Body of Italian student ‘shows signs of torture’

The body of an Italian student who went missing in Cairo was found...

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Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances

Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border Friday after...

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Syrian army, allies seize town in southern province Deraa

Syrian government forces and allied fighters seized the town of...

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North African drought threatens recovery efforts

Abnormally dry weather across North Africa is threatening to become...


International
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Kochi smart city’s first phase to open on Feb 20

The SmartCity Kochi (SCK) will feature India’s tallest building for software firms, officials said yesterday.

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Challenging times for navies, says president

Navies of the world have a unique role in promoting goodwill, nurturing peace and tranquillity of the oceans, President Pranab Mukherjee said yesterday following an impressive International Fleet Review.

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Police foil bid to lay siege to Khaleda’s residence

Police in Dhaka yesterday foiled attempt of several hundred pro-liberation activists to lay a siege to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan residence protesting her controversial remarks about the number of martyrs in 1971 Liberation War.


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Dollar seen weakening this year as bulls retrench

DoubleLine Capital’s Jeffrey Gundlach sees the dollar weakening this year, challenging an increasingly fragile consensus that the greenback is headed higher, after its worst week versus the yen since July 2009.

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Tech stocks plunge in US as patience for valuations ebbs

The willingness of US stock investors to abide price-earnings ratios stretching into three and four digits came under pressure on Friday as the Nasdaq Composite Index fell to its lowest since October 2014.

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UK’s RBS scraps sale process for $2.8bn banking business in India

Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain’s largest government-owned lender, has scrapped a sale process for its onshore Indian banking operations.

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China’s central bank to maintain prudent monetary policy

China will fine-tune monetary policy and keep the yuan basically stable while guarding against systemic financial risks, the country’s central bank said yesterday in its fourth-quarter monetary policy report.

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China bears miss worst rout since 2008 after cutting short bets

Talk about mistimed trading: Bears on Chinese equities just missed the biggest sell-off in seven years.

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Lonely yuan bulls see multiple catalysts for a rebound this year

The way most currency forecasters see it, a weaker Chinese yuan is all but inevitable.

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