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Many traders said they were impressed...

Qatar targets about 294,000 children for MMR vaccination

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will conduct a national...

Cabinet approves draft decree on common customs tariff for GCC

The Cabinet has approved a draft decree on common customs tariff for...

Ministry to mark Teachers’ Day

QATAR | Education...

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Beijing expo showcases QM collection

The internationally-acclaimed exhibition Pearls, Treasures from the...

SND

Saudi National Day

A host of dignitaries including HE the Minister of Economy and...


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Qaeda fighters in Syria

Kidnapped German woman, baby freed in Syria

A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year while she was...

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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospital

Russian or Syrian regime warplanes knocked a major Aleppo hospital...

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$300mn World Bank loan for Syrian refugees

The World Bank has announced that it will release $300mn in loans to...

Jordan

Slain Jordanian writer buried amid tight security

Thousands of people attended the funeral of Jordanian writer Nahed...


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Bangkok cracks down on migrants ‘stealing jobs from Thais’

Thailand is cracking down on migrant workers from neighbouring countries, saying they are “stealing jobs from Thais”, amid fears that anti-immigrant sentiment is rising as Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy stagnates.

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Premier Hasina vows to put ‘patrons of militancy’ on trial

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said those who patronised militancy in the country by supplying money and giving directions, protected war criminals and burned innocent people with petrol bombs must face trial.

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Officials seek clarity after Duterte suggests end of US exercises

Philippine officials said yesterday they were awaiting clarification from President Rodrigo Duterte about military exercises with US forces after he promised to honour their defence treaty, but declared joint war games would cease.


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Saudi chooses higher oil prices over free markets

Saudi Arabia has ended its idea of free oil markets.

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Biggest winners and losers from Opec accord

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ agreement to cut production ends two years of the pump-at-will policies, which had sunk oil prices to the joy of drivers in the Western world and the consternation of central bankers seeking to stave off deflation.

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LNG: Fuel of the future

Natural gas has a lot going for it. It burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, producing about half the carbon dioxide of coal.

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Forget Asia, Europe: South America becoming home for US LNG supplies

US liquefied natural gas was supposed to go mainly to Asia and Europe, lured by prices as much as four times higher than those at home. So far, South America has been the destination of choice.

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Strong inflation in Germany, Spain takes pressure off ECB

German inflation picked up in September to reach its highest level in 16 months and Spanish consumer prices rose for the first time since May 2014, positive signs for the European Central Bank that its ultra-loose monetary policy is working.

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Europe’s banking union: Breaking out of the doom loop

European leaders emerged from an all-night summit in June 2012 resolved to “break the vicious circle” between national governments and the banks that held their bonds — the so-called doom loop.

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