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The Local Dates Festival at Souq Waqif...

Qatar, Argentina sign MoUs

Qatar and Argentina signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)...

Small businesses hit as sultry weather keeps people indoors

Sweltering conditions are forcing some shopkeepers in Doha to down...

Ooredoo’s business desks generate demand

Six months after being launched, Ooredoo’s business desks are...

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QC builds housing units in Mauritania

To accommodate the students of Shariah Sciences and imams of mosques,...

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Emir receives message from Swiss president

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received a written...


Region
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Turkey Interior Minister Efkan Ala

Turkey detains more than 18,000, cancels 50,000 passports

Turkish authorities have detained more than 18,000 people following...

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Getting pumped and pampered in hard-times Gaza

Sparkling Mediterranean beaches, expensive restaurants and...

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Saudi snow city tests Kingdom’s capacity for fun

At a shopping mall in southern Riyadh, a woman shrouded in black...

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Egyptian Copts look to new law to end religious discrimination

On a recent Sunday in southern Egypt, dozens of Coptic Christians...


International
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NY Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines’ central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81mn that was stolen by hackers in February from its account held at the Fed, boosting Dhaka’s efforts to retrieve the money.

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China reaches out to Nepal’s top Maoist, extends support

China has reached out to Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, assuring full co-operation and support to the new government if he is elected the new prime minister.

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Ceremonial firing

Ceremonial Nepalese army firing to offer tribute on the last day of the Rato Machindranath chariot festival, also known as Bhoto Jatra, in Jwalakhel on the outskirts of Kathmandu yesterday.


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Iran oil

Oil faces big monthly loss as oversupply bites

Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with Brent on track for its biggest monthly loss since December 2015, pressured by slowing economic growth.

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Higher hydrocarbon growth may help Saudi avoid recession: BMI

Relatively elevated growth in the hydrocarbon sector will prevent the Saudi economy from entering a recession in 2016, BMI Research has said in a report.

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Qatar Airways said to lift IAG stake to 20%

Qatar Airways will further raise its stake in British Airways owner IAG, adding to its holding after the shares plunged in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Lloyds to cut 3,000 jobs, close more branches after Brexit shock

Lloyds Banking Group said yesterday it would step up its cost cutting plans to help to offset a more testing economic environment caused by Britain’s vote to quit the European Union.

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US jobless claims rise; labour market still strong

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labour market strength.

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CIB earnings aid Egypt; blue chips weigh on Gulf bourses

Egypt’s largest bank helped carry the stock market higher yesterday after it posted strong quarterly earnings, while weak results from blue chips weighed on some Gulf bourses.

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