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QU faculty awarded for legal analysis of maritime blockade

Qatar University College of Law (QU-LAWC) Assistant Professor of Law...

UAE economy set to slow down as Abu Dhabi cuts oil production: BMI

UAE’s real GDP growth will slow in 2017, owing to oil production cuts...

‘Blockaders reported fake news to mislead people’

Qatar Urdu Radio’s efforts to reach out to the South Asian community...

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Qataris’ rights denied in blockade countries

A number of Qataris have expressed their denouncement of the Saudi...

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FM receives message from Swaziland

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has...


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Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi forces yesterday closed in on Tal Afar on the second day of an...

US Defense Secretary James Mattis (C-L) walks with Jordan's Prince Faisal (C-R), the brother of King

Mattis arrives in Jordan to meet King Abdullah

US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived Monday in the Jordanian...

Arab-Israeli supporters of Sheikh Raed Salah (portrait), leader of the radical northern branch of th

Israel extends arrest of Islamic cleric

An Israeli court on Monday extended the remand of an Islamic cleric...

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Lebanon helped foil bomb attack on Australia-UAE flight

Lebanon helped foil an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to blow up...


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India's top court rules controversial Muslim divorce law ‘unconstitutional’

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a controversial Muslim quick divorce law ‘unconstitutional’, a landmark victory for Muslim women who had long argued that it violated their right to equality.

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Brazilian army, police stage third raid on violent Rio favelas

Brazil’s army went into action again yesterday to support police in raids on some of Rio de Janeiro’s most violent favelas – but reportedly not before a rogue soldier managed to tip off the drug gangs.

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Venezuela prepares world summit to defend new body

Venezuela is preparing an international summit to rally support for an all-powerful lawmaking body, whose recent creation drew widespread foreign condemnation as a power grab by leftist President Nicolas Maduro.


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IRAQ

Iraq plans major change to oil pricing for Asia

Switch to DME Oman futures from Platts Oman-Dubai average; SOMO to start discussions with buyers; change in benchmark may take effect from Jan 2018

S AND P

S&P reaffirms Doha Insurance rating with stable outlook

S&P has reaffirmed the current ‘A-’ rating of Doha Insurance with a stable outlook. Doha Insurance Group chairman Sheikh Nawaf Nasser bin Khaled al-Thani said,

TAIWAN

Taiwan’s export orders grow for 12th straight month in July

Taiwan’s export orders rose for the 12th straight month in July, fuelled by solid demand for smartphones and other tech gadgets as global retailers and their suppliers prepare for peak-year end shopping season.

HYUNDAI

Hyundai Motor facing government calls to address ‘big governance risk’

South Korea’s new antitrust chief said he has been in talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of shareholders.

TOTAL

Total deepens North Sea exposure with $7.5bn Maersk Oil deal

Price tag higher than expected; Total deal was alternative to float of business; Maersk holds reserves around 1bn barrels

GLOBAL

Global and regional bond market is a growing opportunity

International bond issuances have exceeded $2.83tn this year. Some of the major issues came from European Investment Bank, Federal Republic of Germany and French Republic.

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