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Khalifa bin Jassim al-Kuwari speaking at the 2018 report launch event

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has...

QNL supports postgraduates with peer support network

The Qatar National Library (QNL) informal Postgraduate Peer Support...

Qatar Airways inaugural Izmir flight marks airline’s seventh Turkish gateway

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Izmir landed yesterday at...

Qatar takes part in global dementia-related survey

Qatar is participating in the world’s largest survey on people’s...

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Health minister holds meetings in Geneva

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari met...

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Amir greets Indian PM on poll victory

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has sent a...


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Thai king opens first parliament since 2014

Thailand’s king opened parliament yesterday five years after a 2014 coup, stressing the importance of “national security” and “people’s well-being” as the junta moves within striking distance of cementing its grip on power.

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Three Indian climbers die on crowded Mt Everest

Three Indian climbers and one Nepali guide died on Mount Everest in the past couple of days, taking to seven the total number killed or missing on the world’s highest mountain in this year’s climbing season, Nepali officials said yesterday.

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Australian students join second wave of climate action strikes

Tens of thousands of pupils have skipped school in Australia and New Zealand yesterday to kick off the second wave of global school strikes demanding action on climate change. Thousands of schoolchildren and adults took over the streets of Melbourne to pressure the government to take strong action


Region
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US President Donald Trump

Trump: 1,500 more troops to deploy to Middle East

President Donald Trump announced yesterday that some 1,500 additional...

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Uncertainty grips Sudan weeks after Bashir’s exit

Weeks after the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is...

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Iraq plans to send delegations to US, Iran to calm tensions

Iraq is planning to send urgent delegations to the United States and...

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Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat

Iran urged the United States yesterday to address the Islamic...


Business
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UK shoppers pause in April after a 3-mth spending surge

British shoppers paused in April after three months of strong buying, according to official data that showed continued underlying strength in consumer spending even as the Brexit political crisis unfolded.

China Currency

China central bank’s messages suggest comfort with weaker yuan

As China’s yuan slips to historically weak levels against the dollar, the central bank’s atypical light touch is spurring speculation that policymakers want to be more judicious in their intervention and have no specific target for the currency.

NewYork stock exchange

US-listed China stocks tumble at fastest pace since financial crisis

The worsening trade war is driving the steepest sell-off in Chinese shares traded in the US since the global financial crisis.

Trade war blow

Trump’s bid to help farmers in trade war may end up hurting them

Donald Trump’s bid to help American farmers struggling to navigate his trade war with China risks stumbling on a contentious point: market-distorting measures.

Brody oil terminal

Russia’s dirty oil crisis is worse than almost anyone predicted

For almost four weeks, the tanker Mendeleev Prospect has been anchored idly off the Polish port of Gdansk unable to discharge a $50mn cargo of crude oil.

Indian 2000

Sensex climbs further; rupee strengthens

Indian equities climbed and key gauges rose to records, capping their best weekly gains in nearly seven months, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi cruised to his second successive victory.

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