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Minister to open Interfaith Dialogue

HE the Minister of Justice Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Muhannadi will...

Rota launches Training of Trainers programme

Reach out to Asia (Rota), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education,...

QA Group chief, envoy visit Chinese pavilion at QDF

Chinese ambassador Li Chen and Qatar Airways Group chief executive...

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WCM-Q holds student recruitment event

About 400 middle and high school students and their parents attended...

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QU-CMED holds march in support of cancer patients

Qatar University College of Medicine (QU-CMED) held a march in...


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Recounting Aleppo life under air strikes

Syrian farmer Mahmud Turki was sitting on his couch at sunset...

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Three suspected Palestinian teenage attackers killed

Three Palestinian teenagers were killed and a fourth critically...

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Two killed, 15 wounded in air strike on Yemen workshop

A Saudi-led coalition air strike on a sewing workshop killed at least...

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Bahraini celebration

Local folk performers play Bahraini traditional music as they dance...


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Quake hits New Zealand, brings down coastal cliff

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch yesterday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves.

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Slugfest drowns policy talk at GOP’s debate

The Republican presidential race veered into vicious personal attacks Saturday as White House hopefuls brawled in their latest debate, with frontrunner Donald Trump and Jeb Bush locking horns in some of the campaign’s most pointed clashes to date.

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EU reform talks will go to the wire: Hammond

Britain’s push to win backing from its European partners for its wish list of EU reforms will go “right to the wire” at a summit this week, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said yesterday.


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QNB introduces NCR Aptra Interactive Teller Machine

QNB has become the first bank in Qatar to introduce the NCR Aptra Interactive Teller Machine, from NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies.

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Royal Jordanian closes $275mn loan facility

Alia, or the Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) has successfully closed a $275mn dual conventional and Islamic secured facility with a syndicate of seven banks of which two are from Qatar.

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GWC ups foreign ownership to 49%, to distribute 15% dividend

Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)’s extraordinary general meeting approved a resolution increasing the foreign ownership of the company’s capital to 49% “as allowed by Law No.9 of 2014”.

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UDC net profit rises 8% to QR732.8mn in 2015

United Development Company (UDC) has posted a net profit of QR732.8mn in 2015, up 8% on 2014, the company said yesterday. In 2014, UDC had earned a net profit of QR676.3mn.

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Ahlibank launches its Junior Savings Account with ‘high rate of return’

In what is seen a product aimed at specifically meeting the long-term savings needs of the emerging youth market, Qatar’s leading financial institution Ahlibank has launched the ‘Junior Savings Account’ available to anyone under 18.

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Orange, SFR, Free deal on Bouygues imminent

A deal for French telecoms group Orange to take over its rival Bouygues is imminent and a preliminary agreement could be presented on Tuesday when Orange publishes its 2015 earnings,....

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