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HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed...

Falconry camp concludes

The Youth Falconry Camp (Al Mazab) has concluded at Sabkhat Marmi in...

HBKU to hold Community Day on February 25

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), the second national university...

QA commended for on-board entertainment innovation

Qatar Airways was recognised for Middle East Content Innovation at...

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Award recognition for efforts on heritage, says ex-minister

Former minister of culture HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, the...

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Emir and Erdogan discuss expansion of co-operation

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday discussed the...


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South Sudan leader wants soldiers out in further hurdle to peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar said yesterday he wanted...

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Red Cross turns down call to leave Yemen conflict zones

The Red Cross yesterday turned down a call from Riyadh for aid...

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UAE to deploy special forces, jets in anti-IS campaign: Carter

The United Arab Emirates wants to deploy commandos to help train...

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CIA director says IS group has used, can make chem weapons

CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have...


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Korea cuts off power and water supply to Kaesong

South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced US missile defence system following North Korea’s recent rocket launch, officials said yesterday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

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Taiwan to seize assets of building developer

Almost a million dollars in assets belonging to the developer and three associates of a building in Taiwan felled by an earthquake will be seized, a court ruled yesterday, with more than 90 residents confirmed dead in the disaster.

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Spider kills snake in Outback duel

A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn’t matter by taking on – and beating – a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath.


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Germany’s growth in 2015 keeps eurozone economy steady amid global turmoil

Solid growth in powerhouse Germany kept the eurozone economy steady in late 2015 despite the buffeting from global market turmoil and a sharp slowdown in China, data showed yesterday, but the outlook is clouded.

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European stocks bounce up at end of brutal week

European stocks rebounded yesterday on higher oil prices, solid German economic growth and rising US retail sales, regaining some ground lost this week on fears of a global recession.

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Tweetwars: The social challenge in Twitter ‘capital’ Indonesia

Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces even in markets once considered strongholds.

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BoJ rate cut unlikely to help meet inflation goal

The Bank of Japan’s surprise move to adopt negative interest rates won’t contribute much to achieving its 2% inflation goal, according to the majority of analysts polled by Reuters.

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Singtel CEO sees price war with new operator’s entry

The head of Singapore’s biggest phone company said she’s concerned the entry of a new operator will drive the focus of the competition to just price and will hurt the industry.

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As gold prices soar, traditional Asian buyers show little love

As gold trades near its highest in a year on a wave of safe-haven buying, traditionally active buyers of physical gold in the major Asian markets have shown little interest so far.

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