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The National Sport Day celebrations...

Sport Day inspires year-long activities

Qatar’s National Sport Day (NSD) celebration has inspired many...

Panel to submit QC report on police role in school disputes

The Education Committee of Qatar Chamber (QC) will submit a set of...

Algal technology to help Qatar achieve food security

French ambassador Eric Chevallier described the Algal Technologies...

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Ooredoo’s 300Mbps fibre speeds now available in Qatar

Ooredoo has announced that its free speed upgrade on the Ooredoo...

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Qapco’s campaign focuses on keeping employees healthy

Qatar Petrochemical Company’s (Qapco) National Sport Day (NSD)...


Region
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Arab Israelis demand release of Palestinian hunger striker

Arab Israelis demonstrated on Friday in support of a Palestinian...

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Camel race

Jockeys compete in a camel race during the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed...

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Red Cross turns down call to leave Yemen conflict zones

The Red Cross yesterday turned down a call from Riyadh for aid...

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Scepticism greets Syrian truce deal

Major powers yesterday agreed to a pause in combat in Syria, but...


International
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Pope, Patriarch seek to heal 1,000-year-old rift

Francis yesterday became the first Pope to enter Mexico’s National Palace to meet the president, marking a new step in church-state reconciliation in a staunchly Catholic nation hit by violence and poverty.

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All hands on deck as Brazil battles deadly Zika

Brazil’s government yesterday launched a nationwide campaign to fight the Zika virus, with President Dilma Rousseff and cabinet ministers personally visiting homes and handing out leaflets along with 220,000 troops.

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Burundians protest Rwanda ‘aggression’

Thousands of people took to the streets of Burundi’s capital Bujumbura yesterday to condemn what the country’s embattled government calls neighbouring Rwanda’s meddling in its affairs.


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Fed may press ahead with raising rates only if markets stabilise: QNB

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) may press ahead with raising interest rates only if financial markets stabilise in the coming months, QNB has said in a report.

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Market turbulence raises third crisis wave worries

Don’t panic yet, but the financial market upheaval in recent days is worryingly reminiscent of when the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and the 2011-2012 eurozone debt crisis were in their early stages.

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Turmoil could hold back eurozone inflation, says ECB official

Europe’s financial market turmoil could delay a rise in inflation even further and banks will need to be fixed with forceful action over time, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure told a German newspaper yesterday.

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Late-day buying could be start of Wall St turnaround

As US stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end.

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Bank risk crimps US stocks as investors tune out Yellen

Fresh concerns about the financial industry swept through markets last week as global stocks ended a five-year bull run, with banks supplanting oil drillers as the biggest drag and sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its second straight decline.

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Gold ‘like a hurricane’ caps best weekly advance since 2008

Gold’s explosive start to 2016 has lifted prices to the highest level in a year as investors flee a bear market in global stocks, a weakening dollar and the fallout from the spread of negative interest rates.

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