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Rain, strong winds expected on Wednesday: Met

The Qatar Met department has said there...

Largest ever survey of modern and contemporary culture from Morocco at Reina Sofia Museum Madrid

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid presents Moroccan...

New slaughterhouse opens in Umm Salal

Umm Salal Municipality, in co-operation with Widam Food Company,...

Saudi undersecretary meets Qatar acting charge d'affaires

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia for...

Dr Mohamed Elshalzly (left) and Dr Sajad Hayat.

WCM-Q, HMC Heart Hospital team up for ECG course to study diseases

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) and Hamad Medical Corp (HMC)...

Premium Qatari vegetables on display at an outlet.

Rise in sales of Qatari vegetables in March

The Premium Qatari Vegetables and Qatar Farms programmes achieved...


International
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People rally to protest against the Japanese government's decision to discharge contaminated radioac

S.Korea aims to fight Japan's Fukushima decision in world tribunal

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups.

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India seeks Covid vaccine imports as cases surge

India is to fast-track emergency approvals for Covid-19 vaccines that have been authorised by Western countries and Japan, paving the way for possible imports of Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna shots.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Will ‘waive’ Covid-19 vaccine, says Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “waive” his chance to get a Covid-19 vaccine, arguing elderly people like him should not be prioritised.


Region
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An aerial view shows the Central Business District (Ruwi) in the Omani capital Muscat

Oman reports 1480 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths in past 24 hours

The Omani Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 1480 new cases...

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and members of the royal family including former crown prince and half-bro

Independence anniversary

Independence anniversary...

FILE PHOTO: Iranians wearing protective face masks against the coronavirus walk in a crowded area of

Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid 4th wave of Covid-19

Iran imposed a 10-day lockdown across most of the country yesterday...

A handout picture provided by the Tunisian Presidency Facebook page yesterday shows Tunisian Preside

Tunisian president holds talks with Sisi in Cairo

A handout picture provided by the Tunisian Presidency Facebook page...


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Consumer prices in US advance by most in nearly nine years

US consumer prices climbed in March by the most in nearly nine years as the end of pandemic lockdowns triggered a rebound in travel and commuting that pushed up the cost of gasoline, car rentals and hotel stays.

SPAC

SPAC boom faces new SEC threat with accounting crackdown

US regulators are throwing another wrench into Wall Street’s SPAC machine by cracking down on how accounting rules apply to a key element of blank-check companies.

Grab

Singapore’s Grab to list in US in $40bn SPAC deal

Grab Holdings Inc, Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup, is going public in the US through the largest-ever merger with a blank-check company.

Euronext

European stock markets defy vaccine woes to close higher

European stock markets defied a delay to the Johnson&Johnson vaccine rollout to close higher on Tuesday, while US indexes were mixed after a strong consumer inflation reading and bitcoin powered to a record peak on the eve of a key IPO.

China

China’s robust exports and surging imports boost economic recovery

China’s exports rose sharply in March while imports growth surged to the highest in four years in yet another boost to the nation’s economic recovery, signalling improving global demand amid progress in worldwide Covid-19 vaccination.

Ant Group

Ant Group to become financial holding firm in overhaul

China told Ant Group Co to become a financial holding company that will be regulated more like a bank, directing an overhaul that was set in motion when the fintech giant’s record initial public offering was abruptly halted last year.

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