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Qatar
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Qatar has strongly condemned twin...

Qatar and Pakistan sign accords

Qatar and Pakistan yesterday signed memorandums of understanding...

PM witnesses aerial display by Pakistani combat aircraft

An impressive airshow put up by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at the old...

City Center Rotana Doha hosts fitness sessions for guests

City Center Rotana Doha (CCRD) hosted a number of fitness activities...

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QIB promotes physical activities among employees

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the country’s leading Islamic Bank,...

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Ezdan Group’s fun-filled events attract good turnout

Ezdan Holding Group organised an array of sporting events and...


Region
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Attacks keep millions away from Egypt tourist sites

Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he’s borrowed just to stay...

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Abuse by Netanyahu and wife: Former servant wins damages

A Jerusalem court on Wednesday awarded damages to Israeli Prime...

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Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria...

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Young Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in West Bank clashes

Israeli fire killed a Palestinian youth during clashes near Hebron in...


International
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'Star Wars' film company in court after Harrison Ford broke leg

The production company behind ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is being prosecuted in Britain over an incident on set which left actor Harrison Ford with a broken leg, health and safety officials said Thursday.

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Rabid bats kill 12 children in Peru

At least 12 indigenous children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, which locals at first blamed on witchcraft, health officials said.

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Nato willing to support migrant naval operation in Aegean: US

Nato is willing to support a German, Greek and Turkish request for a maritime mission to help monitor Turkey's Aegean Sea coast for migrant smugglers, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said.


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Sterling index hits 15-month low as investors flock to safe havens

Sterling fell to a 15-month low against a basket of currencies yesterday, diving almost 3% against the safe-haven yen, as nervous investors fretted about global growth and were pricing in a chance of an interest rate cut in Britain.

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Asia stocks extend rout as Hang Seng, dollar dip

Asian markets extended their rout and the dollar hit 15-month lows against the yen yesterday after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen raised concerns about the global economy, essentially quashing the chances of another US rate hike any time soon.

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Sweden cuts rates deeper into negative territory, steps up currency war

Sweden’s central bank cut its main interest rate deeper into negative territory yesterday and said it was ready to do more to revive inflation, fuelling a currency war even as its economy booms and concerns over a housing bubble grow.

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Global equities meltdown knocks QSE below 9,500

Global equities meltdown and weak oil prices had its knock-on effect in the Qatar Stock Exchange, which plunged 134 points to sink below the 9,500 mark.

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Oil prices fall on US storage glut, ongoing economic woes

Oil prices slid as record US crude inventories at the Cushing delivery point and worries about a global economic slowdown weighed on markets, and Goldman Sachs said prices would remain low and volatile.

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Opec sees steeper drop in rivals’ supply as price curbs spending

Opec revised estimates of production from rival suppliers, indicating a steeper drop in non-Opec supply than previously anticipated.

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