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Envoy presents credentials

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad...

FM meets UN official

HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman...

Electricity use fell between April 2012 and November 2015

The per person electricity use in the country fell by approximately...

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Emir sends National Day greetings

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir...

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Low visibility due to blowing dust forecast

Low visibility is again expected at some places in the early hours of...


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Iraq sacks defence minister ahead of Mosul offensive

Iraq’s parliament yesterday impeached Defence Minister Khaled...

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Gaza zoo animals arrive to start new life in Jordan

Animals evacuated this week from a zoo dubbed the "world's worst" in...

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Rebels backed by Turkey tanks ‘seize’ IS-held town

Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside...

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Kerry in Saudi to push for peace in Yemen

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia yesterday to...


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Despite Brexit homes will be ‘out of reach’

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will have a negative impact on both prices and turnover in the UK housing market, with foreign investors set to benefit most from bargains among sterling-priced assets, a Reuters poll found.

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Flood situation grim in Bihar, eases in MP

The flood situation in Bihar remained grim yesterday, though the River Ganga and its tributaries showed sign of receding, but hundreds of thousands of affected people have been still struggling for survival, officials said.

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India’s future ‘incomplete’ without peaceful Kashmir

Federal Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday made a passionate appeal for peace in the Kashmir Valley, saying India’s future was incomplete without a peaceful Kashmir and announced that an all-party delegation will visit the state soon for talks on ending a protracted violent unrest that has killed


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Moody’s upgrades ratings of Masraf Al Rayan

Global credit rating agency Moody’s has upgraded Masraf Al Rayan’s long term issuer ratings to A1 from A2 and Counterparty Risk (CR) Assessment to ‘Aa3(cr)’ from ‘A1(cr)’.

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21 QSE stocks eligible to join FTSE Russell index

As many as 21 of the 44 stocks listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) have been found eligible to be included in the FTSE Russell global market equity index. Of the 21, half are large-cap equities.

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Egypt economic crisis weighs heavily on heritage: Minister

Egypt cannot afford to keep its museums open let alone search for ancient buried treasures because of the economic crisis, the antiquities minister says.

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Saudi shares keep falling as economy concerns rise

Most Gulf stock markets fell yesterday with Saudi Arabia sliding for a fifth straight day, led by banks, but UAE bourses were firm.

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Dreamliner engine incident prompts ANA to check fleet

ANA Holdings, the world’s biggest operator of Boeing Co’s Dreamliner jet, is checking the Rolls-Royce Holdings engines on its fleet of 787s after investigating a February incident when an aircraft had to shut down a power plant and return to the airport.

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China’s big P2P platforms shrug off crackdown

China’s bid to tame its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector could cost smaller platforms some business, but the impact on larger players will be limited, and some of the new restrictions will be hard to enforce, analysts and industry players said.

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