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His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim...

Emir condoles with Mexican president

FM participates in meeting on Libya...

Legal moves against siege countries to continue: NHRC

Chairman of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin...

QM to train teachers for upcoming exhibitions

Qatar Museums (QM) is organising a series of ‘teachers training’...

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DICID to hold seminar on Sept 27

DICID to hold seminar on Sept 27...

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Cabinet okays draft decision on community college rejig

HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa...


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Archaeological treasure

Archaeological experts and workers remove the cover around a colossus...

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Iraq brings all of remaining IS territory under attack

Iraq brought all of its territory still held by the Islamic State...

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US-backed force says in ‘final stages’ of defeating IS in Raqqa

US-backed fighters said yesterday they were in the “final stages” of...

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Iran says it will not be the first to violate N-deal

Iran vowed yesterday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran...


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Zuma’s ex-wife named MP

An ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma has been re-appointed a lawmaker in parliament, in what is being seen as her latest step to secure the country’s presidency in two years’ time.

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Uganda postpones bill to extend Museveni’s rule

Ugandan authorities postponed a bill to extend leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule after protesters took to the streets against it yesterday, confronting police who fired teargas.

Kenya election re-run delayed to October 26

Kenya election re-run delayed to October 26

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said yesterday that the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the August 8 vote.


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Boost for Hammond as UK posts smallest August budget deficit in 10 years

Britain unexpectedly posted its smallest budget deficit for any August since 2007, helped by record sales tax revenues that could give finance minister Philip Hammond room to relax his grip on spending in an upcoming budget.

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Global reinsurers rocked by storms and quakes

A profit warning from one of the world’s largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance.

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UK brushes off Trump on Iran with $720mn solar deal

The UK deepened its economic relationship with Iran in a solar deal worth $720mn less than a day after US President called the Arabian Gulf nation a “rogue state” and threat to global security.

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Australia’s CBA to sell insurance business to AIA Group for $3bn

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has agreed to sell its life insurance unit to Hong Kong-based AIA Group for $3.1bn, in the biggest Asian buyout of an Australian financial firm.

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Dollar slips back against euro after Fed-fuelled gains

The dollar fell back against the euro yesterday but firmed against the yen, as markets assessed the Federal Reserve’s outlook for US interest rates.

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Modi’s jobs problem threatens quest to cut India inequality

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a jobs problem. He swept to power three years ago promising India’s poor and middle classes he’d restore their “dignity” after years of swelling inequality, with job creation central to his pitch.

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His Highness the Emir’s visits to Turkey, Germany and France have been hugely successful.

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