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HE the Minister of Education and...

Qatar-US parliamentary ties reviewed

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US embassy delegation visits QRCS

A high-profile delegation from the US embassy in Qatar visited Qatar...

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QNTC signs pact to sponsor Online Tourism Academy

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) became the founding sponsor of...

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FBQ Museum holds charity concert on April 27

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani (FBQ) Museum is organising a...


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Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

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Ugandan police detain popstar MP Bobi Wine

Ugandan police detained pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine on Monday after shutting down one of his concerts and firing tear gas at his fans, the singer's wife and supporters said.

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Sudan’s army ruler vows to hand ‘power to the people’

Sudan’s military leader vowed yesterday he was committed to handing power to the people, as a sea of protesters outside army headquarters awaited the unveiling of a rival civilian council.


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Sudanese demonstrators use their mobile phone torches as lamps as they attend a mass anti-government

Sudan's military council warns against road blocks as protests continue

Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on Monday...

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Khamenei appoints new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has...

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Unity govt forces near Tripoli launch counter-attack

Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government announced yesterday a...

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IS group kills more than 60 regime fighters across Syria

Islamic State militants have killed more than 60 Syrian regime...


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QP announces 10-year naphtha sale pact with Thailand’s SCG Chemicals

Qatar Petroleum has concluded a 10-year sales agreement to supply Thailand’s SCG Chemicals with a total of 3mn metric tonnes of light naphtha starting from this month. The deal has been executed by QP, for and on behalf of Qatar Petroleum for the Sale of Petroleum Products Company (QPSPP).

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GWC earns QR59.5mn first quarter net profit

Qatar’s leading logistics provider GWC has earned a net profit of QR59.5mn in the first quarter of the year. The company’s revenues stood at QR303.7mn during the period, GWC said yesterday. Earnings per share also increased to QR1.02 at the end of Q1, 2019.

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Sheraton Grand Doha appoints new GM

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has appointed Belal al-Kadry, as its new general manager. A veteran hospitality professional, al-Kadry will be responsible for strengthening the premier position of Doha’s iconic hotel, and driving its growth in regional and international markets.

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Banks shun Tereos attempt to secure wider funding

An attempt by French sugar group Tereos to spread risk on a €250mn ($281mn) loan secured earlier this year has failed to attract bidders, leaving three main creditor banks with exposure, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Primed for a rebound? US growth set to stabilise

The US economy is set to show fresh signs of stabilising and indeed even strengthening after its recent soft patch. After a run of data last week exceeded forecasts, the government on Friday reveals its first estimate of gross domestic product for the first quarter.

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RBI inflation goals need to be reviewed, says economist

India’s new government should review the central bank’s inflation goals, including whether consumer prices or the underlying core measure is the appropriate target to use to determine interest rates, an economic adviser to the current prime minister said.

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