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Qatar Anti-Corruption Center signs MoU with Cadi Ayyad University

HE the Attorney-General of Qatar Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, who is...

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Young adults learned valuable debating skills at the ‘Public Speaking...

QF’s art students showcase creations in France

Art students from Qatar Foundation (QF) have exhibited their...

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Pakistan minister opens embassy’s new building in Diplomatic Area

Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Minister for Foreign...

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Carnivals, cars, concerts: Swiss crack down on virus

Switzerland yesterday cancelled football matches, carnival celebrations, concerts and the Geneva International Motor Show in a drastic bid to stem the country’s new coronavirus outbreak in its early stages.

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White House defends response to outbreak

The Trump administration sought yesterday to reassure Americans that it was responding to the threat of a US coronavirus outbreak, as the flu-like illness spread to more countries and stock markets dropped sharply again.

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Police detain hundreds over New Delhi clashes

The Delhi Police have arrested 600 people in connection with the northeast Delhi violence which erupted on Sunday while 130 charge-sheets have been registered at various police stations, a Delhi Police spokesperson M S Randhawa said yesterday.


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Asia’s garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus

Temporary factory closures and layoffs have already begun to hit low wage workers across Asia as quarantines and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains linked to China.

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Japan PM vows to protect economy as virus spreads

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to take whatever policy steps are needed to prevent the new coronavirus from dealing a severe blow to an economy already teetering on the brink of recession.

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Powered by hydrogen, Hyundai’s trucks aim to conquer the Swiss Alps

Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered 18-tonne trucks are set to hit the roads in Switzerland next month as the South Korean automaker looks to establish a case for its zero-emissions technology in a low carbon world.

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Hyundai Motor halts work at factory in South Korea

Hyundai Motor shut down a factory in South Korea yesterday after a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus, disrupting production of popular models such as Palisade sport utility vehicle.

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Jokowi discusses new capital with SoftBank’s Son, Tony Blair

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s ambitious plan to build a new capital gathered momentum with SoftBank Group Corp founder Masayoshi Son and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair holding discussions on the contours of the $34bn project.

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Japan’s yen soars as virus spread sparks stampede to safety

The Japanese yen returned as a beacon of safety yesterday, hitting a one-month high against the dollar, as mounting fears the world was on the cusp of a pandemic sent global financial markets into a tailspin.

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