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Multicultural society ‘a huge asset’ for Qatari entrepreneurs

Qatari entrepreneurs stand to benefit from the country’s...

Qatar, France discuss defence ties

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence...

Chief of Staff meets US analysts

HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Lieutenant-General...

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Amir issues decision setting up air accident investigation unit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday...

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri.

NHRC chief meets Austrian envoy, UN official

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali...


International
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Leptis Magna

Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites

Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals.

2019 Nissan Leaf hybrid car is displayed at an Auto Show

Nissan Leaf gets approval for vehicle-to-grid use in Germany

Nissan's Leaf became the first electric vehicle (EV) to secure regulatory approval as an energy backstop for Germany's electricity grid, the Japanese carmaker said on Tuesday ...

European Economic Commissioner Moscovici talks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini as they arrive

EU rejects Italy's proposed budget: European source

The European Commission has rejected Italy's proposed 2019 budget and asked for a new plan, a first in European Union history, a European source said Tuesday.


Region
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PALES

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier and was shot dead by the...

HUM

Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen’s war fuels hunger

The tiny, red pomegranate seed may not look like much but it helps...

LEBANESE

Lebanese in effort to save landmark from crumbling

Close to the seafront in Lebanon’s Tripoli, giant curves of concrete...

SEMB

Semblance of normality returns for some in Damascus after fighting ends

Some people in the Syrian capital Damascus have been able to enjoy a...


Business
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Women

Deal signed to streamline rule-making

The top two organisations that set the rules for Islamic finance signed an agreement yesterday to work together to develop and revise some of their guidelines, aiming to hasten standardisation in the $2tn industry.

Singapore

Singapore is giving it another try to embrace Islamic finance growth

The Southeast Asian financial hub of Singapore, where Islamic finance so far had a comparatively weak standing, is now seeking to play its cards with the launch of a new Shariah-compliant index designed as a benchmark for Shariah-compliant stock investments in the country.

Cinema

Saudi cinema renaissance put on hold

Just six months ago, Saudi Arabia looked like the New World to Hollywood. Industry advisers and dealmakers crowded a Beverly Hills, California, hotel to rub shoulders with a visiting delegation from the kingdom, which was ending a 35-year ban on movie theatres. But the murder of writer Jamal Khashog

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Saudi’s PIF backs stocks to limit market crash after Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has been indirectly supporting local stocks, using local institutions, to limit a market crash caused by the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, sources familiar with the matter said.

Europe

Europe markets sink on geopolitical risks

Stock markets slumped yesterday on geopolitical risks stretching from US tensions with Russia and Saudi Arabia to trade issues and Italy’s budget stand-off with the European Union.

QSE

Four of seven sectors witness buying interests on QSE

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Tuesday settled marginally lower, although four of the seven sectors witnessed buying interests.

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