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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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UN eyes late August for new Syria talks

The UN’s Syria envoy voiced hope yesterday that peace talks could...

SUMMER

Summer camp trains young Gazans for war

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

YEMEN

Yemen’s ancient art of brickmaking endures war

Traditional mud brick tower houses have always been a source of pride...

NOTED

Noted Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan dies at 73

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


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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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QIB

Egypt shares jump on IMF loan talks, oil pulls down Gulf stocks

Egyptian stocks surged yesterday on news that Cairo was close to agreeing an International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending programme, while weak oil prices pulled down most bourses in the Gulf.

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China remains as key risk to India investors, says Morgan Stanley

India has overtaken China as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, but its northeastern neighbour remains the biggest risk for investors in rupee assets, ....

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Asia stocks stutter but Tokyo soars

Japanese and European shares soared yesterday after Tokyo launched a massive stimulus package to kick start the economy, but other Asian markets were more subdued as the Federal Reserve wraps up a key policy meeting.

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Emerging equities hit 11-month high

Emerging stocks touched 11-month highs yesterday, boosted by news of additional Japanese stimulus and shrugging off a sharp drop in mainland shares in China, where fears of a fresh regulatory crackdown are weighing.

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UK retailers report biggest fall in sales in four years

British retailers suffered their sharpest fall in sales in four years after last month’s vote to leave the European Union, raising doubts about the ability of consumers to stave off a Brexit recession.

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Europe markets end higher on Tokyo stimulus, UK growth

Global shares mostly rallied yesterday after Tokyo launched a massive stimulus package, with sentiment also cheered by accelerating economic growth in Britain and upbeat company results.

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