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HE the Prime Minister and Interior...

SC, HIA successfully wrap up airport Fan Zone

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Hamad...

Professionals predict very ‘exceptional’ 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar will host an exceptional FIFA World Cup in 2022, surprising the...

Minister holds talks with Belgian envoy

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed...

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Qatar and Italy seek to enhance ties in ports sector

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed...

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Qatar Airways congratulates World Cup winner

Qatar Airways, an official FIFA partner and the official airline of...


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Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster

A woman who live-streamed herself throwing ink onto a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been detained, according to activists who accuse authorities of suppressing speech to protect a "cult of personality" around the country's leader.

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EU must return all migrants to Libya, says Italy minister

The European Union should send back to Libya all migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean, Italy’s hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said yesterday, after a new batch of arrivals in Pozzallo, Sicily.

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Trump backs Putin against US findings

Standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin yesterday, US President Donald Trump refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 elections.


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Palestinian students scrap school holidays to save village

Under the sun’s harsh glare, dozens of students sing the Palestinian...

Iraq

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Months after Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group,...

Smoke rises from Quneitra area, Syria.

Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in Syria

At least nine pro-regime fighters died in an overnight strike in...

CE

Ceasefire largely holds after day-long flareup in Gaza

A ceasefire largely held along a tense Gaza-Israel border yesterday...


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MOODY

Moody’s affirms ratings of 10 Qatar banks and changes outlook to stable

Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) yesterday affirmed the long-term deposit and issuer ratings of the 10 banks it rates in Qatar, as well as the senior unsecured and subordinated debt ratings of their affiliated entities.

MAS

Masraf Al Rayan reports 4.5% growth in H1 profit to QR1.07bn

Masraf Al Rayan has reported a 4.5% year-on-year growth in net profit to QR1.07bn in the first six months of this year.

ISDA

ISDA recognises QFC as a ‘netting-friendly’ jurisdiction

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has recognised Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) as an effective ‘netting regime’ and published a “positive” legal opinion, recognising the QFC as a ‘netting-friendly’ jurisdiction.

IRAN

Iran asks Opec to keep oil output caps; Trump wants more supply

Iran demanded its fellow Opec members stick to crude production ceilings and defied the threats of Donald Trump as the US president targets its crucial oil exports.

FOCUS

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index rises 3.3% in May 2018

Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) said that the Industrial Production Index (IPI) of the country touched 108.5 points for the month of May 2018, an increase by 3.3% compared with the previous month, and 4.7% higher when compared to the corresponding month of 2017.

JET

Jetmakers see brisk start to air show as UK tries to soothe Brexit worries

Planemakers racked up more than $20bn of deals on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, suggesting demand for new passenger jets remains in rude health despite worries over trade tensions and Brexit.

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