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Qatar’s embassy in Beijing offered...

Mena a ‘fertile ground for professional wrestling growth’

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena), especially Qatar, serves as...

Massive crowds at Al Khor Family Park

The Al Khor Family Park witnessed huge crowds Friday, the first...

Ministry combats locust swarm, warns against eating the insects

Efforts to control the desert locust are continuing in a number of...

Hamad City

Payment exemption for residents of Hamad City in Gaza for 2020

Chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee, ambassador Mohamed...

Action from Superslam 2 held at Lusail Sports Arena yesterday. PICTURES: Ram Chand

Action-packed Superslam 2 enthralls fans at Lusail Sports Arena

Wrestling superstars from around the globe enthralled thousands of...

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Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO concerned about coronavirus cases with no clear link

The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the number of coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link, although the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small ...

Xiao Yao

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

Xiao Yao doesn't know when or where he caught the new coronavirus. He suspects it happened on his train journey home to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Jingzhou city, in central China's Hubei province.


Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversay

The cast of the hit US sitcom ‘Friends’ is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi delivers a televised speech in Baghdad, yesterday.

Iraqi PM-designate seeks vote of confidence for cabinet

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi said yesterday...

Displaced Syrians sit outside their tents at Deir al-Ballut camp in Afrin’s countryside, along near

‘Horror has multiplied’ for civilians in Syria: UN

The United Nations emergency relief co-ordinator yesterday said “the...

A Turkish military convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles passes through the Syrian town of Dana, eas

Syria aid groups in desperate plea for Idlib displaced

Syrian aid workers issued an urgent call for a ceasefire and...

Syrians who fled pro-regime forces attacks in the Idlib and Aleppo provinces are pictured at a makes

Turkey demands withdrawal as regime strikes hit camps in Syria

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in...

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EU leaders make last-ditch push for budget ‘miracle’

Feuding EU leaders made a last ditch push to agree on the bloc’s trillion-euro budget yesterday, with France and Germany pushing “frugals” and big-spenders to find common ground.


Asian LNG prices rise as buying interest jumps

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose this week after five weeks of declines, as lower prices sparked cargo purchasing interest from various buyers.


Coronavirus weakens job market for record number of Chinese graduates

The coronavirus outbreak is denting the prospects of this year’s record 8.7mn-strong Chinese university graduating class, with many students stuck at home just as the corporate recruitment season usually swings into high gear.

A Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle awaits final inspection at a Toyota Motor factory in Aichi Prefectu

Japan factory activity shrinks at fastest pace since 2012 in February

Japan’s factory activity suffered its steepest contraction in seven years in February, as the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China reinforced the risk of a recession in the world’s third-largest economy.

Trump: Mixed messages.

US-India trade deal unlikely before Trump’s visit to India

The United States and India are unlikely to reach a limited trade agreement in time for US President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week as proposed new Indian tariffs have complicated negotiations, the head of a US-based business group said on Thursday.


Pain for Asian banks is just starting as virus batters loans

The cost of the deadly coronavirus is starting to add up for banks across Asia. Lenders from HSBC Holdings Plc to the three biggest banks in Singapore have warned that the virus and related economic slowdown will likely force them to set aside more money for soured loans this year.


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Iran says the downing of the Ukrainian jet near Tehran was a ‘disastrous mistake’.


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