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Unlike the previous year, the annual...

Regional pearl market poised for growth

The market for ornaments made from pearls in Qatar and rest of the...

Vacheron Constantin is a preferred watch for locals

Qatar is one of the best markets for premium and luxury limited...

Fifty One East to showcase never-seen-before pieces

Fifty One East, Qatar’s prominent department store, is contributing...

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Chanel features high-jewellery pieces from its ‘1932’ collection

Chanel is showcasing its high-jewellery pieces from its ‘1932’...

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Boucheron unveils 26 Vendome collection

The 26 Vendome collection by jewellery icon Boucheron took...


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CIVILIANS

Civilians start fleeing homes after west Mosul offensive begins

A few hundred civilians have fled their homes in the outskirts of...

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Senior Yemeni general killed in missile attack

The second-in-command of Yemen army was killed yesterday when a...

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Bahrain, India moot scrapping scheme to protect migrant maids

India and Bahrain are considering scrapping a financial guarantee...

Opposition fighters backing Turkish troops gather on a road as smoke billows following an air strike

Turkey says '100 IS fighters' left in Syria's Al-Bab

Turkey said Wednesday fewer than 100 Islamic State jihadists were...


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Indian politician spends state cash on lavish temple gifts

The head of India's newest state is facing condemnation after spending $750,000 in public money on gold temple offerings to thank the gods for realising his long-held ambition.

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Govt chides Amnesty for calling president’s agenda ‘toxic’

The Philippines yesterday rejected Amnesty International’s labelling of its president as among world leaders with a “toxic agenda”, and accused the general secretary of the human rights group of arrogant lecturing.

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Duterte allies seek to block testimony of ex-policeman

Philippine senators allied with President Rodrigo Duterte sought yesterday to block a retired policeman from testifying that Duterte had once operated a “death squad”, dismissing the former policeman as a liar.


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Oman’s Bank Muscat raising $500mn syndicated loan

Bank Muscat, Oman’s largest bank by assets, is raising $500 million through a syndicated loan, banking sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

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Goic, KAUST discuss cooperation to support GCC industries

A delegation from the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting’s (Goic) recently visited Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) to promote cooperation in the fields of scientific research and innovation to support industries in the GCC.

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Raffles Singapore embarks on restoration programme

The iconic Raffles Singapore, owned by Qatar’s Katara Hospitality, and one of the few remaining 19th century hotels in the world, has embarked on a “careful and sensitive” restoration programme to be conducted over three phases, it was announced.

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Al-Attiyah Foundation, ICP sign agreement for cooperation

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development has signed an agreement with International Cooperation Platform to cooperate in research in the field of energy and sustainable development.

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Hong Kong hands out generous budget

Hong Kong handed out billions of dollars in tax cuts and poverty relief yesterday to reflate its economy, and projected a brighter outlook this year amid growing concerns over rising trade protectionism and higher interest rates.

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RBI policy panel cites concerns about inflation

The Reserve Bank of India’s six-member monetary policy committee cited concerns about inflation in holding rates in February, with three mentioning the need to shift the policy stance to “neutral” from “accommodative,” minutes from the meeting showed.

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