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Qatari Forum for Authors introduces QC’s new book

The Qatari Forum for Authors has introduced a new book on women’s...

50,000 workers served at QRCS quarantine facility in Mekaines

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has received some 50,000 workers –...

Minister reviews bilateral ties with UK, Kosovo

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

Students

QF comes up with new ways to support students living on campus

As universities were closed and flights suspended, many international...

‘Sahaty Online’

QDA holds diabetes prevention camps online for teenagers

Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation,...


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Gold smuggling racket triggers huge political storm in Kerala

The seizure of 30kg of gold from a diplomatic consignment at the Trivandrum International Airport has snowballed into a major political controversy in Kerala as the prime suspect of the smuggling racket happens to be close to the ruling Left Democratic Front government in the state.

Mumbai

Mumbai opens four new hospitals as cases surge

India’s financial capital Mumbai opened four new coronavirus field hospitals yesterday – including one at a horseracing track – as the nationwide death toll jumped past 20,000.

Imran Khan

PM calls upon WHO to remove Covid-19-related travel curbs

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon World Health Organisation (WHO) to play its role in engaging member states to remove Covid-19-related travel restrictions for Pakistan and other developing countries.


Region
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Syria

Deadly Syrian, Russian air strikes in Idlib amount to war crimes: UN

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes on...

Iraq

Iraq forms panels to probe expert’s killing

Iraq has set up commissions to investigate the killing of a prominent...

Mohamed Javad Zarif

US election winner ‘does not matter’

Iran does not have a favourite candidate in the upcoming US...

Palestinian

Palestinians seek closure of West Bank crossings to curb virus

The Palestinian prime minister called on Israel yesterday to close...


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M&A activity in MEA region sees two deals above $10bn in Q2

Mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) has largely been shielded from the global downturn in the opening half of 2020, according to Mergermarket’s H1, 2020 Global Report, receiving two deals above $10bn in the second quarter.

Samsung

Samsung forecasts profits jump despite coronavirus

Samsung Electronics forecast a 23% rise in second-quarter operating profit yesterday, with strong demand for memory chips and displays overcoming the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on smartphone sales.

TikTok

TikTok quits Hong Kong as US giants suspend processing data requests

Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok announced yesterday it would pull out of Hong Kong within days, as global tech giants struggle to figure out how to operate in the city under sweeping new security rules imposed by Beijing.

Australia

An end to Australia’s apartment binge looms over jobs, growth

The hit to Australia’s population growth from closing its international borders is quickly turning a long-running housing shortage into a glut, bringing an end to the apartment building boom behind much of the country’s recent prosperity.

Xi

Hong Kong’s richest man is losing friends in China and the West

To some he is the “Cockroach King,” accused of being a closet supporter of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and a traitor to China.

Sensex

Sensex climbs as investors weigh growth against virus risk; rupee falls

India stocks rose at the end of a volatile trading day as investors mulled the outlook for economic growth against corporate risks as the coronavirus continues to spread.

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