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OFFICIAL

Emir, Bahrain crown prince review ties...

Call to set up regional centre for human rights

The human rights conference organised by National Human Rights...

Qatar records coldest February since 1962

This month is turning out to be the coldest February on record in...

Transport Minister attends UN meeting

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

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Ministry workshop for schoolgirls

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s Public Relations...

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Picasso-Giacometti expo opens at Doha Fire Station

The first-ever Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti exhibition in the...


Region
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EGYPT

Egypt and Jordan say no compromise on Palestine

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan...

TRUMP

Trump critic McCain meets Saudi king

Influential American Senator John McCain, a critic of President...

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is embraced by his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing at a mi

Killing wounded attacker: Israeli soldier gets 18 months jail

A young Israeli soldier convicted of killing a Palestinian assailant...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attending the sixth international conference in support of Palestinian intifa

Iran leader backs liberation from Israel 'tumour'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Tuesday for...


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FOCUS

US sets plan for sweeping crackdown on all illegal immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security issued tough new orders yesterday to begin a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11mn undocumented foreigners in their cross-hairs.

UKRAINE

Ukraine tycoon held after shock Austria ruling

Austria has detained Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash yesterday over alleged links to organised crime in Spain, shortly after a Vienna court approved his extradition to the US on separate corruption charges.

AZER

Azerbaijan leader appoints his wife as vice-president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife Mehriban as his deputy, further entrenching the power of the family in what one opposition leader denounced as a “first step to establishment of an absolute monarchy”.


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CBQ

Commercial Bank posts net profit of QR501.4mn in 2016

Commercial Bank Group posted a net profit of QR501.4mn in 2016, Qatar’s premier bank said yesterday.

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QIB shareholders approve plan to hike sukuk limit to QR7.5bn

QIB’s annual general assembly has approved its board of director’s recommendation to increase the limit of the perpetual sukuk (additional Tier 1 capital) to QR7.5bn from QR5bn subject to the Qatar Central Bank approval.

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Bank Islam Brunei eyes 1st IPO from Asian sultanate

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Bhd is exploring an initial public offering, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in what would be the first listing from a company based in the oil-rich Southeast Asian sultanate.

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Borsa Istanbul plans to increase its gold storage by ten-fold

Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul plans to open a new precious-metals vault next month that will boost storage about 10-fold as the exchange looks to tap more of the global market.

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Russia comes closer to tapping big potential of Islamic finance

While a number of post-Soviet states in Central Asia have already opened their finance industry to Islamic banking, Russia so far has been a bit of a laggard to do so.

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Buffett takes his own advice in pulling plug on Unilever bid

Warren Buffett is so good at deal-making that bankers and salesmen study his musings endlessly for clues on how he does it. But even he doesn’t always get his way.

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