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HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari...

Embassy holiday on October 2

The Indian embassy will remain closed on Sunday, October 2, on the...

80 new vehicles to augment cleaning fleet

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has augmented its...

Weather expected to be dusty and windy on Friday

Strong winds are expected on Friday along with dusty conditions and...

OPEC

Opec agrees oil output cut

Many traders said they were impressed Opec had managed to reach a...

QATAR

Qatar targets about 294,000 children for MMR vaccination

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will conduct a national...


Region
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Taking on Xavi!

Former Barcelona football player Xavi Hernandez (R), who currently...

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Saudis bristle at 9/11 law

US law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the September 11...

Qaeda fighters in Syria

Kidnapped German woman, baby freed in Syria

A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year while she was...

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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospital

Russian or Syrian regime warplanes knocked a major Aleppo hospital...


International
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Berlusconi visits childhood home

A group of Milanese 30-somethings got the surprise of their lives this week, when former premier Silvio Berlusconi showed up outside their building because, two days before turning 80, he wanted to see his childhood home.

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Neo-Nazi speaks for first time in 3.5-year trial

An alleged neo-Nazi terrorist on trial in the southern German city of Munich spoke for the first time in her three-and-a-half-year trial to renounce her past nationalist convictions.

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Thousands march in Brussels against labour law changes

Tens of thousands of Belgian workers marched through Brussels yesterday to mark the second anniversary of a centre-right government that plans to extend the working week and abandon a scheduled wage increase.


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GCC share of mobile transactions 4% higher than global average

The share of mobile transactions in the GCC at 43% is 4% higher than the global average, a new study has shown.

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Qatar posts 30% jump in trade surplus to QR8.69bn in August

A relatively higher prices for hydrocarbons helped Qatar report a robust 30% expansion month-on-month (m-o-m) in trade surplus to QR8.69bn in August, according to official figures.

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Global oil demand remains robust, says al-Sada

Global oil demand is currently anticipated to expand by 1.2mn bpd this year, the same level as expected in June, said HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, also President of the Opec Conference.

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US GDP rises 1.4%; jobless claims up less than forecast

The US economy expanded more in the second quarter than previously estimated, reflecting a smaller drag from business spending on structures and equipment.

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Credit Suisse plans Mideast growth as millionaires rise

Credit Suisse Group expects the Middle East to account for a significant part of its growth in private banking as the number of super wealthy individuals in the region increases.

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‘Saudi asks banks to reschedule consumer loans’

Saudi Arabia’s central bank has asked local banks to reschedule consumer loans after the government cut bonuses and other financial perks for public sector workers, local media reported yesterday.

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