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Qatar’s embassy in Beijing offered...

Mena a ‘fertile ground for professional wrestling growth’

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena), especially Qatar, serves as...

Art Laboratory opened at Katara

The Art Laboratory of Katara - the Cultural Village has been opened...

CMU-Q holds alumni reunion for select classes

Graduates from select classes of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar...

A resident collects vegetables purchased through group orders at the entrance of a residential compo

Coronavirus infects hundreds in China's prisons as global markets take hit

The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons,...

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Qatar-Russia ties reviewed

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


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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray c

Nobody should fear new citizenship law: Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray yesterday said nobody should feel threatened by the new citizenship law (CAA) or National Population Register as these measures are not meant to drive away anyone from the country.

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‘Whimsical’ cancellation of VFA will be a mistake

The “capricious and whimsical” cancellation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) of the Philippines and the United States without Senate concurrence is a “serious mistake,” law experts told senators, as the chamber sought advice on its right in treaty abrogations.

Supporters and employees of ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast network, shout slogans as they

Senators defend hearing on broadcaster’s franchise

Senators yesterday defended the hearing that will be conducted by the Senate public services committee, chaired by Senator Grace Poe, on the renewal of ABS-CBN Corp franchise on Monday.


Region
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Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi delivers a televised speech in Baghdad, yesterday.

Iraqi PM-designate seeks vote of confidence for cabinet

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi said yesterday...

Displaced Syrians sit outside their tents at Deir al-Ballut camp in Afrin’s countryside, along near

‘Horror has multiplied’ for civilians in Syria: UN

The United Nations emergency relief co-ordinator yesterday said “the...

A Turkish military convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles passes through the Syrian town of Dana, eas

Syria aid groups in desperate plea for Idlib displaced

Syrian aid workers issued an urgent call for a ceasefire and...

Syrians who fled pro-regime forces attacks in the Idlib and Aleppo provinces are pictured at a makes

Turkey demands withdrawal as regime strikes hit camps in Syria

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in...


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EU leaders make last-ditch push for budget ‘miracle’

Feuding EU leaders made a last ditch push to agree on the bloc’s trillion-euro budget yesterday, with France and Germany pushing “frugals” and big-spenders to find common ground.

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Asian LNG prices rise as buying interest jumps

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose this week after five weeks of declines, as lower prices sparked cargo purchasing interest from various buyers.

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Coronavirus weakens job market for record number of Chinese graduates

The coronavirus outbreak is denting the prospects of this year’s record 8.7mn-strong Chinese university graduating class, with many students stuck at home just as the corporate recruitment season usually swings into high gear.

A Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle awaits final inspection at a Toyota Motor factory in Aichi Prefectu

Japan factory activity shrinks at fastest pace since 2012 in February

Japan’s factory activity suffered its steepest contraction in seven years in February, as the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China reinforced the risk of a recession in the world’s third-largest economy.

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US-India trade deal unlikely before Trump’s visit to India

The United States and India are unlikely to reach a limited trade agreement in time for US President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week as proposed new Indian tariffs have complicated negotiations, the head of a US-based business group said on Thursday.

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Pain for Asian banks is just starting as virus batters loans

The cost of the deadly coronavirus is starting to add up for banks across Asia. Lenders from HSBC Holdings Plc to the three biggest banks in Singapore have warned that the virus and related economic slowdown will likely force them to set aside more money for soured loans this year.

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