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Qatar yesterday expressed its...

Ashghal announces temporary road closures in Al Khor

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced temporary road...

NHRC calls for more clarity in foreign medical treatment rules

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC)’s annual report has called...

Red-carpet welcome for Emir in Colombia

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Colombia...

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HMC raises awareness on preventing viral hepatitis

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is raising awareness about preventing...

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Ministry issues advisory for crews of marine vessels

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has issued an advisory for the crew...


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SUMMER

Summer camp trains young Gazans for war

As if from nowhere, a dozen young people surge out of a tunnel,...

ISRAEL

Israel razes 11 homes in Qalandia

Israeli authorities early yesterday destroyed 11 Palestinian homes in...

NOTED

Noted Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan dies at 73

Celebrated Egyptian film director Mohamed Khan died in Cairo...

SUDAN

S Sudan swears in new VP as incumbent still missing

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir swore in opposition leader Taban...


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Bezwada Wilson

Indian activist wins Asia's Nobel prize for fighting manual scavenging

An Indian activist who helped to set up a human rights group campaigning for the eradication of manual scavenging, a euphemism for disposing of faeces by hand, was awarded Asia's equivalent of the Nobel prize on Wednesday.

Joachim Herrmann

Syrian suicide bomber in Germany 'in chat' just before attack

A Syrian with suspected links to the Islamic State group who blew himself up outside a German music festival was in contact with another person "who influenced the attack" immediately beforehand, authorities said Wednesday.

Qandeel Baloch

Mum says Pakistani starlet slain by brother over taunts

The mother of a Pakistani celebrity murdered in a so-called 'honour' killing said her son strangled his sister after being taunted by his friends over her behaviour.


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European markets gain on Fed rate hike hopes

European stocks edged up yesterday while Wall Street dipped slightly as investors eyed a two-day US Federal Reserve meeting for hints on possible interest rates hikes.

OOR

Ooredoo Group net profit jumps 46% to QR1.5bn in H1

Driven by its successful digital strategy across various key markets and “positive” forex movements, Ooredoo Group has posted a half yearly (H1) net profit of nearly QR1.5bn, up 46% on the same period in 2015.

HSBC

HSBC appoints new CEO for Mena region

HSBC has appointed Georges Elhedery as chief executive officer for Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and will join the board of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HBME) as deputy chairman.

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S&P reaffirms Doha Insurance rating at A- ; outlook stable

Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Doha Insurance’s financial strength rating at ‘A-’ with a stable outlook, the company chairman Sheikh Nawaf Nasser bin Khaled al-Thani said yesterday.

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Turkey’s central bank slams S&P over ‘hasty’ ratings downgrade

Turkey’s central bank governor pledged yesterday to do whatever is needed to ensure financial stability after a failed coup and criticised Standard & Poor’s “hasty” move to cut the country’s credit rating further into junk territory.

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Currency traders wary of shorting yen on risk BoJ to disappoint

Some of the world’s biggest currency traders are betting that the yen can withstand almost anything Haruhiko Kuroda comes up with on Friday.

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