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UK visa services in Qatar resume at new location

From July 5, UK Visas and Immigration has begun a phased resumption...

Ritz-Carlton Doha unveils summer staycation offers

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has announced special staycation offers this...

Winners of fifth edition of FameLab national contest in Qatar announced

For the fifth consecutive year, FameLab, one of the biggest science...


Qatar Charity, QFFD print 9mn textbooks for children in Syria

Qatar Charity (QC) has completed the second phase of the ‘Printing...


Somalia opens ministry office rebuilt with QFFD funding

Under the patronage of Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullah Farmajo,...

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India now has third-highest Covid cases in the world

India’s densely populated cities ordered new restrictions as the confirmed number of coronavirus cases neared 700,000, passing Russia with the third-highest number of infections.


Covid-positive journalist jumps to death from hospital

A 37-year-old journalist, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, jumped to death from the fourth floor of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences yesterday, officials said. He died at 3.35pm, nearly one-and-a-half hour after jumping from the hospital’s trauma centre .

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Paris Louvre reopens after lengthy virus shutdown

The world’s most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, reopened yesterday after nearly four months of coronavirus closure, with a restricted number of masked visitors enjoying a rare chance to view the ‘Mona Lisa’ and other treasures without the usual throngs.

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Palestinians seek closure of West Bank crossings to curb virus

The Palestinian prime minister called on Israel yesterday to close...


Identifying migrants who died at sea meticulous work for Tunisia

The identity of dozens of migrants who drowned off Tunisia last month...

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Rockets target US interests in Iraq despite arrests

A pair of rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military...

A handout picture made available by the Iranian presidency yesterday shows President Hassan Rouhani

Iran imposes new curbs as toll rises

People not wearing masks against the novel coronavirus should be...

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IFP Qatar looking to receive visitors for key trade shows in Doha in November, December

IFP Qatar has announced that it intends to resume the organising of trade fairs following the announcement of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management to gradually lift the restrictions imposed in Qatar to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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Volatility from virus crisis highlights need for Islamic hedging tools

The disruption of financial markets caused by the coronavirus crisis in recent months and the subsequent volatility in the industry has revived the long discussion about the need for Shariah-compliant hedging tools, namely derivatives, in the Islamic finance sector.


Employers find testing employees more trouble than it’s worth

From nursing homes in New York and a landfill in Utah to Disney World and the Las Vegas Strip, employers are wrestling with workplace safety in the age of Covid-19 and making fraught calculations about how to safeguard both their businesses and their employees.


World economy to face tougher times ahead

The world economy is entering the second half of 2020 still deeply weighed down by the coronavirus pandemic with a full recovery now ruled-out for this year and even a 2021 comeback dependent on a lot going right.

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Bank Indonesia agrees to buy govt debt to fund budget

Indonesia’s central bank agreed to buy billions of dollars of sovereign bonds directly from the government to help it finance the fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Asian stock markets rally on economic recovery hopes

Asian markets rallied out of the blocks yesterday, with further signs of economic recovery continuing to resonate with investors more than a surge in coronavirus infections across the planet.


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


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