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Qatar Airways ‘first Mideast airline’ to serve popular beach spot of Krabi

The coastal gateway of Krabi, Thailand, yesterday welcomed the first...

National, regional health priorities discussed at summit

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in collaboration with the...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Salesman win awards

Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Eagle Huntress and The Salesman have...

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Crowd-sourced film on Qatar set for world debut

The crowd-sourced film initiative by Doha Film Institute (DFI) and...

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Katara hosts forum on ‘cultural industries’

Katara-the Cultural Village organised an international conference on...


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BRITISH

British PM joins Gulf summit for post-Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet Gulf leaders who...

SYRIA

Syrian army seizes key ground in Aleppo battle

Russia and US trade barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in...

Akkuyu nuclear plant- Model

Turkey discusses nuclear plant with Russia

Turkey has discussed with Russia bringing the first phase of the...

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Turkey has killed 163 Syrians trying to cross border

Turkish troops have deliberately killed Syrian civilians trying to...


International
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Japanese mountaineer Marin Minamiya

Everest-conquering Japan teen eyes explorers' 'Grand Slam'

Japanese teenager Marin Minamiya has already conquered Mount Everest and the highest peaks on six other continents, plus a journey to the South Pole.

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Bangladesh upholds death sentences over 2004 attack on British envoy

Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld death sentences on Wednesday for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004.

Myanmar Rohingya refugees look on in a refugee camp in Teknaf, in Bangladesh

Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows

Myanmar has banned workers from going to Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority.


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Green sukuk herald new era of environmentally responsible investment

The Paris Agreement on climate change with its tougher rules on reducing the emission of greenhouse gases is seen by many analysts as a driver for the advancement of so-called green bonds, and with them green sukuk, a new variety of Islamic bonds for investments in environmental-friendly and clean e

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New AAOIFI guidance on gold emphasises real deal

Islamic finance experts have developed new rules for gold transactions, they said on Monday, potentially opening the way for Islamic institutions to trade gold and silver much more actively.

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Malaysia is eyeing Qatar investment for Langkawi Island tourism growth

Malaysia wants to infuse Qatari investments in various tourism-related projects in Langkawi Island, a vacation destination in the country’s State of Kedah, which has become popular among American and European tourists, an official has said.

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Al Rayan Bank UK opens its 1st office in Scotland

Al Rayan Bank (UK), the UK subsidiary of Masraf Al Rayan, has opened an office in Scotland, establishing its presence as the only wholly-Shariah-compliant retail bank in the country.

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‘Qatar well on track for its PPP legislative framework’

Various stakeholders in the state are currently finalising a legislative framework for public-private partnership (PPP) models in Qatar, a move that would further develop country’s economy, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority CEO Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida has said.

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Europe markets extend gains as investors shrug off Italy result

European markets pushed higher yesterday as Paris stocks reached the year’s highest level and Italian banks surged, while oil prices weighed on Wall Street.

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