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Qatar
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Qatar set to mark Sport Day

The Emiri Diwan has announced that Tuesday would be an official...

QP and Chevron in exploration agreement

Under the agreement with Chevron, Qatar Petroleum will acquire 30%...

First palm tree planted in Sheikh Abdullah’s original palace

The first palm tree was planted yesterday inside the gardens of...

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Qatar, Saudi ministers review economic ties

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin...

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Shrek the Musical coming to Doha

Based on the DreamWorks blockbuster which has enchanted millions of...


Region
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Syria rebels lose new ground to Kurds, regime: monitor

Syrian rebels have withdrawn from three villages threatened by...

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Solidarity demonstration

Supporters of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Mohamed al-Qiq...

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Egyptian police shoot four suspected militants in raid near Cairo

Egyptian police shot dead four suspected Islamist militants inside a...

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Hamas armed wing says it executed one of its own members

The armed wing of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Sunday it...


International
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Bangladesh to send 1.5mn workers to Malaysia

The Bangladesh government expects to send some 1.5mn workers to Malaysia in three years under a new deal.

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Exhibit by Tibetans covered at Dhaka show

One of Bangladesh’s biggest art shows has covered up an exhibit by Tibetan artists after the Chinese embassy in Dhaka said it was “offended” by the artwork, an organiser said yesterday.

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Judge, former legal official held in Maldives over court order

Police in the Maldives arrested a judge and former prosecutor general over their alleged involvement...


Business
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UN Investments Committee meets in Bahrain

Bahrain hosted the United Nations Investments Committee meeting in Manama yesterday. The committee makes investment recommendations to the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF),...

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Vitol says it’s ‘business as normal’ as it buys Iran oil

The world’s largest independent oil trader said it’s “business as normal” with Iran as Vitol Group confirmed it has already bought cargoes from the country after the end of economic sanctions.

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Investors in Thai Big C cheer $3.5bn stake sale

Investors in Big C, one of Thailand’s largest supermarket chains, cheered yesterday an up to $3.5bn deal by France’s Casino Group to sell its majority holding to TCC Group,...

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India’s economy grows 7.3% in Oct-Dec quarter

India’s economic growth slowed in the last quarter of 2015, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to expedite stalled reforms in the next session of parliament when it presents its annual budget.

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The magic formula that powered Japan stock market investors is falling apart

For Japanese investors, it must have seemed the equivalent of turning lead into gold. Unlike in the Middle Ages,....

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Top US fund manager optimistic about Australia’s economy

Australia’s dollar offers value in the high 60 US cents region as the economy successfully navigates the downturn in commodities, and amid signs China is stabilising, according to Principal Global Investors.

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