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Sensors installed along Abdullah bin...

IndiGo to launch additional flights to two Indian cities next month

Indian carrier IndiGo will launch additional flights between Doha and...

Ooredoo ONE builds on beIN partnership

Customers of Ooredoo ONE 500Mbps and above plans will now get premium...

Doha Festival City and Qatar Charity launch school backpack donation drive

Doha Festival City has announced the launching of its...


Preparations for new academic year complete: MoI

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that all preparations...

Qatari adventurer Fahad Badar poses with the national flag

Flying Qatar's flag high

Qatari adventurer Fahad Badar poses with the national flag after...

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Protesters fire nitrogen extinguishers toward riot police during a standoff at Yuen Long MTR station

Tensions linger as HK protesters mark ‘triad’ attack

Hundreds of masked protesters used bins and ticket machines as barricades against riot police late yesterday at a flashpoint Hong Kong metro station, where they earlier marked one month since a mob attack by suspected triad gang members.

A police officer escorts a woman during a protest in Mimika, Papua, Indonesia, yesterday.

Indonesian minister visiting Papua as fresh protests erupt

Indonesia’s chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late yesterday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the easternmost region over perceived discrimination.


China hosts Japan, S Korea in show of regional unity

Foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made commitments yesterday to diffuse regional tensions and make progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, although there was no sign of improving ties between Tokyo and Seoul.

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Abdallah Hamdok, speaks after being sworn in as Sudan’s interim prime minister in the capital Kharto

Hamdok assumes office as Sudan’s new prime minister

Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in yesterday as...

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Tens of thousands flee Russia-led attack on Syrian opposition enclave

Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria’s border with Turkey in...

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan's ruling military council, during a swearing in ce

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Sudan was taking further steps in its transition towards civilian...

A crew member takes pictures with a mobile phone of Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously na

Iranian news agency says Adrian Darya 1 tanker leased to Revolutionary Guards

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the tanker...

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“The stronger US currency has had a minimal impact thus far on the dollar prices Chinese exporters r

Tariffs are ineffective tool to right trade imbalances: IMF

Tempting as it might be to think a stronger dollar offsets higher US tariffs by making Chinese imports cheaper, the International Monetary Fund says the greenback’s global prevalence tells a different story.


Biting US sanctions are forcing Iran to ditch the push to cleaner fuels

Iran is about to burn a lot more fuel oil as a result of US sanctions and new global shipping rules, reversing the nation’s progress in switching to cleaner-burning natural gas.

Employees work at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei 225 closed down 0.3% to 20,618.57 points yest

Most Asian markets drop again

Equities stuttered in Asia yesterday as investors took a step back after recent gains, with focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the week.


Alibaba postpones its up to $15bn Hong Kong listing amid protests

China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to $15bn listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


World’s first 30-year bond with zero coupon flops in Germany

The world’s first 30-year bond offering a zero coupon struggled to find buyers, signaling that negative yields across Europe may finally be taking their toll on investor demand. Germany failed to meet its €2bn target ($2.2bn) for the auction of notes maturing in 2050, selling only €824mn.


Goldman warns hedge fund outperformance holds crowding risk

Equity hedge funds are enjoying their strongest performance since 2009, with the S&P 500 index up 16% this year, but Goldman Sachs Group Inc warns that crowding is a risk. Funds have benefited from both a rising stock market and successful stock selection


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