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Traditional medicine is the foundation...

Xavier University pharmacy interns wrap up QU term

As part of a student exchange programme between Qatar University (QU)...

Ooredoo cuts new iPhone prices

Ooredoo has announced its customers can get a new iPhone for less,...

Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, Aspire Zone Foundation sign partnership pact

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has signed a partnership agreement with...

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Registration opens for international translation meeting

The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), part of the College...

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Shop & Win promotion begins at Mall of Qatar

Mall of Qatar launched yesterday a Shop & Win promotion to reward its...


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May risks new confrontation with ERG over Brexit backstop

Theresa May is facing a fresh showdown with Eurosceptic Conservative MPs after a Cabinet minister suggested she may ask parliament to approve her Brexit deal again without having legally removed the Irish backstop from the withdrawal text.

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The art and science of Japan’s cherry blossom forecast

As spring approaches in Japan, the country’s weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom.

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Smoke near Indonesia electoral debate was fireworks, say police

Indonesian police said yesterday a suspected explosion outside the venue of a live presidential debate in the capital Jakarta was caused by fireworks.


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Iran launches submarine with cruise missile capability

Iran yesterday launched a new locally-made submarine capable of...

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In Syria, IS in quiet last stand to defend territory

Diehard militants have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their...

President Bashar al-Assad delivering a speech at a meeting for the heads of local councils in the ca

Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them

President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria's Kurds Sunday that their ally...

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Syrian Kurds hail Trump's call for repatriation of IS fighters

A Kurdish-led faction that has played a key role in fighting Islamic...


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Wall Street calls for better returns; shale gets thrifty

Investors urged shale drillers to spend less and boost returns. They seem to be listening. Producers from Anadarko Petroleum Corp to Occidental Petroleum Corp are trimming capital budgets after a slip in oil prices in the fourth quarter.

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EU starts natural gas price war Trump, Putin will love

The stage has been set for a European natural gas price war that will help boost demand and enable both Russia and the US to increase sales to the region.

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Anti-Opec bill sponsor expects ‘positive reception’ from Trump

The congressman behind a bill that would allow the US to sue Opec for manipulating oil prices expects President Donald Trump to back the effort once it clears Congress.

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Iraqi youth planting start-up seeds to fight off unemployment

Stuck between an endless waitlist for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups.

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Singapore plans cautious budget with an eye on election

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in today’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead of elections that could come as early as this year.

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JGBs back on the investment menu for global funds

The return of dovish central banks is putting Japan’s negative-yielding government bonds back on the investment menu for global funds.

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