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More than 175,000 people have benefited...

QRCS to operate hospital in Yemen

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has pledged to support and operate...

Sudanese president hails Qatar’s role in Darfur peace

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir yesterday praised the role being...

Emir takes part in Arab summit

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani took part along with the...

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Chances of isolated rain forecast

Light rain was reported from the southern parts of the country Monday...

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Man gets eight-year jail for causing maid's death, human trafficking

A Palestinian man has been found guilty of causing the death of a...


Region
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Kuwaitis walk as others sit on cafe terraces inside the Avenues Mall,...

Iraq

Suicide bomber kills 12 at checkpoint north of Baghdad

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a...

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executes two convicts for murder

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed two convicted murderers, the interior...

ALEPPO

Air strikes hit four hospitals in Aleppo

Air raids have hit four makeshift hospitals in Syria’s battered...


International
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Nepali president seeks consensus for new PM

Nepal’s president held talks with leaders of three main political parties yesterday to come up with a consensus candidate for prime minister and try to end revolving-door politics that has seen 23 governments in 26 years.

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No emergency signal from missing plane

Rescuers have failed to pick up any emergency transmitter signals from an Indian Air Force plane that went missing last week with 29 people on board, an official said yesterday, in the latest setback to a search operation in the Bay of Bengal.

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Several injured amid fresh Kashmir protests

Several people were injured in fresh protests in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday as residents defied a curfew to march to Anantnag in a more volatile region in response to a call by separatists.


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INDO

Indonesia’s tax amnesty could spark outflow from Singapore wealth industry

Indonesia seeks to boost revenues via tax amnesty bill; about $200bn of Indonesian assets are in Singapore; industry experts expect about $30bn in outflows; some elements of the amnesty unappealing for investors; pressure mounts to fight tax evasion, money laundering

SINGAPORE

Singapore central bank damps speculation of policy easing

Singapore’s central bank said its current monetary policy stance is appropriate and inflation may turn positive later this year...

FED

Fed casts doubt on yuan’s ability to get haven status

Just two months before it is to be included in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) influential basket of global reserve currencies...

EMERGING

Emerging market equities near nine-month highs

Turkey’s lira climbed more than 1% yesterday as its post-coup attempt recovery continued, while emerging market stocks tested nine-month highs as a G20 vow to boost global growth helped offset backsliding oil prices.

SENSEX

Sensex climbs to 11-month high; rupee falls to 67.35

Indian stocks reclaimed the 11-month high and an index of medium-sized companies rallied to a record as persistent inflows from overseas investors outweighed investor concern that the rally may have outpaced the outlook for earnings growth.

NINTENDO

Nintendo stocks drop on Pokemon Go warning

Nintendo shares plunged yesterday after it warned that the Pokemon Go mania sweeping the world would not translate into bumper profits...

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