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HBJ Foundation signs MoU with Marrakesh

Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation (HBJ Foundation)...

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Low visibility is expected at some places in the early hours today,...

Qatar condemns bombing at Aden army recruitment centre

Qatar has strongly condemned the bombing that targeted a recruitment...

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As many as 4,616 real estate rental contracts have been registered so...

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More than 6,683 streets get names

The committee for naming streets, neighbourhoods and public squares...


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Oil output won’t resume before Mosul is recaptured

Iraq doesn’t expect to resume production from the northern Qayyara...

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Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: coastguard

Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya yesterday,...

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Fire hits 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in Abu...

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Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A presumed US drone strike in southern Yemen killed three Al-Qaeda...


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Japan gunman in deadly shooting captured after standoff with police

A Japanese gunman accused of shooting dead a construction worker and wounding three others was taken into custody on Wednesday following a long and tense standoff with police, news reports said.

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Frankfurt airport terminal areas cleared after security breach

Parts of Terminal 1 at Frankfurt airport have been cleared after a passenger entered the airside part of Germany's largest airport without fully completing the security check, the airport operator said on Wednesday.

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US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Key US senators John McCain and Marco Rubio won their Republican primaries Tuesday, setting up high-profile re-election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress.


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Oil prices fall

Oil prices dip on stronger dollar, Iran output fear

Oil prices extended losses in Asia Wednesday on the back of a strong dollar while reported comments by Iran's oil minister that his country planned to boost output ramped up oversupply worries.

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Greece launches auction for TV licences; defies broadcasters’ protests

Greece’s left-led government launched an auction of four nationwide TV licences yesterday, defying protests by broadcasters which have criticised the process as an attempt to control media in the crisis-hit country.

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Pimco at odds with Goldman on Yellen as Sept rate bets rise

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s speech on Friday was hawkish enough for Goldman Sachs Group to boost the odds of a September interest-rate increase, while Pacific Investment Management Co said there was nothing of note in her remarks.

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France wants EU-US trade talks halted as no deal is imminent

France said yesterday it wanted to halt thorny EU-US trade talks as President Francois Hollande said there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January.

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China banks set for hard slog as margins shrink

Four of China’s so-called ‘Big Five’ state-owned banks have warned that profits will continue to be pressured in the second half of the year, as slowing growth in the world’s second-biggest economy hits borrowers and saps lenders’ margins.

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In Asia, Obama facing trade pact test amid US opposition

When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver US approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...

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