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A performance from a circus troupe at...

Medina Centrale’s ‘family fun’ attracts more footfall

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

Pakistan embassy marks ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’

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

STEAM winners compete in Intel science quiz

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

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Qatar stresses support for Syrians at London meet

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

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Thailand minister receives Qatar envoy

Thai Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda yesterday met with...


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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...


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Pope and Patriarch to bridge 1,000-year split

Pope Francis will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba next week in a historic first meeting between the heads of the two largest Christian churches, the Vatican announced yesterday.

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Greek emergency services march for better pensions

More than 2,000 police, coastguards and firefighters took to the streets of cash-strapped Athens yesterday in protest at pension reforms as the country reeled from a paralysing general strike, according to AFP.

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France, Germany push Turkey on migrant tide

The massive flow of migrants into Europe must be slowed with the help of Turkey and better screening of asylum applicants on arrival on the continent, the interior ministers of France and Germany said yesterday.


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Wall Street’s 1% shows breadth of market malaise in huge selloff

Twenty-four out of 1,941 stock funds: That’s how many managed to avoid this year’s carnage.

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Beijing can avoid ‘hard landing’: IMF

China can avoid a “hard landing” if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

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China exports weak; bank lending seen near 7-yr high

China’s January exports may have fallen for a seventh month with factories still battling falling prices, but an expected jump in bank lending may underscore the government’s bid to put a floor under the slowing economy.

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Singapore Airlines Q3 net profit up 36% on lower fuel expenses

Singapore Airlines (SIA) said its third quarter net profit surged 36% from the previous year, thanks largely to lower fuel expenses.

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ArcelorMittal plans to raise $3bn to help reduce debt

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, launched plans yesterday for a $3bn share issue to help reduce debt and cut costs, having been hit by a plunge in steel prices which it blamed on a surge in cheap exports from China.

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China cracks down on illegal GM crops

Chinese officials have issued warnings to seed dealers and farmers not to use unapproved genetically modified seeds in the country’s main crop belt, shortly after Greenpeace said it had found widespread GM contamination in corn.

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