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Two Indian expatriates were fatally run...

Fancy number plates auction nets QR9.760mn

The auction, which concluded on Thursday night, saw stiff competition...

Fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

A fire swept through the main building of Cameroon's parliament in...

WISE urges equal educational opportunities for young refugees

World leaders called for action to help young refugees and internally...

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Emir chairs meeting to review 2022 projects

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday...

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UN team arrives in Doha today to assess siege impact

A technical delegation from the United Nations will start a five-day...


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IS bombing kills 26 displaced people

A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26...

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Iraqi forces recapture last militant-held town

Iraqi forces yesterday captured the border town of Rawa, the last...

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (L) looks on as his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu ge

Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis part of attempt to create regional chaos

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday a crisis...

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining...


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Uson, Roque set for senatorial run with ruling party support

Ex-dancer and blogger Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson, now Palace communications assistant secretary, and Palace spokesman Harry Roque will be drafted to the senatorial slate of the ruling PDP-Laban party in the 2019 mid-term elections.

Philippine National Police (PNP) director general Ronald Dela Rosa (right) speaks during a press con

Bomb plot foiled ahead of Asean summit: police

A militant plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as US President Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit has been foiled, Philippine police said yesterday.

Supporters of Raila Odinga march with his convoy upon his arrival from the Jomo Kenyatta Internation

Five killed in Kenya violence

At least five people were killed yesterday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said.


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More pain than gain for gold as central banks pare stimulus

Gold may be set on a perilous path as central banks withdraw the liquidity punch bowl that has driven stock markets to record highs.

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New $200,000 Tesla Roadster speeds in front of electric big-rig truck

Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday night when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and chief executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

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Domestic funds turn bullish, local retail investors reduce selling

Domestic funds turned bullish and there was substantially lower net selling by local retail investors on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which otherwise had once touched a six-year low this week.

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IEA sees shale surge as biggest oil and gas boom in history

The supply surge from US shale oil and gas will beat the biggest gains seen in the history of the industry, the International Energy Agency predicted.

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Saudi said to freeze trading accounts as part of purge

Saudi Arabia’s market regulator has frozen the trading accounts of individuals being detained or investigated as part of the kingdom’s crackdown on alleged corruption, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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Britain’s shoppers rein in spending, 1st yearly decline since 2013

British retail sales recorded their first year-on-year decline since 2013 last month as consumers struggled with fast-rising prices and stagnant wages.

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