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HBKU launches new online programme with edX partnership

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has launched a new online...

EAA participates in UN Ecosoc humanitarian affairs segment

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out To Asia...

National Museum of Qatar launches summer programme

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has launched a series of...

General Directorate of Passports

Passports Directorate completes over 1.5mn transactions in June

The General Directorate of Passports completed more than 1.5mn...

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Students from Qatar participate in Chemistry Olympiad in France

A team of students from Qatar will participate in the 51st...


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Minister Duncan quits as Johnson set to become PM

Alan Duncan, minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson, quit yesterday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a “do or die” pledge to leave the European Union with or without a deal.

Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson elected new LibDem leader

Jo Swinson has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, winning a vote among party members to take over following Vince Cable’s two-year tenure, with the party newly resurgent in the polls.

Casas da Ribeira village in Macao

Firefighters bring blazes under control

Portuguese firefighters said yesterday that they had largely controlled a massive wildfire in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017, but warned that strong winds could cause the remaining flames to spread.


Region
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Tunisia says Libyan fighter plane made emergency landing on its soil

Tunisia's Defence Ministry said a Libyan military plane made an...

Israeli security forces tearing down one of the Palestinian buildings still under construction in th

Israeli army demolishing homes in East Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers began demolishing Palestinian homes in East...

Idlib

Air strikes kill 18 in Idlib

Air strikes killed at least 18 people, including seven children, in...

A Sudanese protester chants slogans as others wave national flags in the capital Khartoum's Green Sq

Detainee allegedly tortured in Sudan dies

A Sudanese civilian detained and allegedly tortured by security...


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Kao Ming Container Terminal at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan.

Taiwan export orders fall as China demand tumbles

Taiwan’s export orders contracted for an eighth straight month in June, with global companies increasingly hesitant to make new investments in machinery as the China-US trade war wears on.

Hyundai Motor vehicles

Hyundai lays out US recovery plan; places hope on new SUVs

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co laid out its US sales turnaround plan yesterday with an expanded line-up of sport-utility vehicles (SUV), after posting its biggest quarterly profit jump in seven years.

Equifax Inc

Equifax to pay up to $700mn over data breach: Regulators

US credit monitoring agency Equifax agreed to pay up to $700mn in a settlement stemming from a data breach that affected nearly 150mn customers, regulators said yesterday.

Bullard

Bullard backs quarter-point cut; would love to be Fed chairman

James Bullard, one of the most dovish members of the US central bank, favours lowering interest rates by a quarter point when officials meet later this month and said that becoming Federal Reserve chairman is “something I’d love to do.”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan’s PM vows flexible measures in case of downside economic risks

Japan stands ready to take all possible steps flexibly and without hesitation when downside risks to the economy emerge, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, as a simmering Sino-US trade war clouds the outlook for the export-reliant economy.

STAR Market

China’s Nasdaq-style board debut adds $44bn in new market cap

Trading on China’s new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown tech firms hit fever pitch yesterday, with shares up as much as 520% in a wild debut that more than doubled the board’s combined market capitalisation and beat veteran investors’ expectations.

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