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Qatar marks World Tuberculosis Day

Qatar participates in the marking of World Tuberculosis Day, which...

Baladna showcases dairy products at AgriteQ

Baladna Food Industries, the largest dairy producer in Qatar,...

Qatar's hydroponic farms to cover 100 hectors by 2021

Qatar’s local hydroponic farms aim to further expand their operations...

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Qatar attends UN conference on South-South co-operation in Buenos Aires

Qatar participated in the opening session of the second United...

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Ooredoo opens online pre-order of Apple Watch Series 4

Ooredoo customers can pre-order the Apple Watch Series 4 from today...


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Premier makes fresh push for Brexit deal with new timetable

Prime Minister Theresa May huddled with her ministers yesterday as she plotted a renewed bid to convince MPs to back her EU divorce deal after securing a delay to Brexit from European leaders in Brussels.

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Seven militants killed in Kashmir crackdown

Security forces yesterday killed seven militants who they said belonged to Pakistan-based groups during four gunbattles in Kashmir — the highest number of clashes in a single day in recent years.

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‘Yeddy papers’ of doubtful nature, claims tax department

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that the diary pages from what has come to be known as the ‘Yeddy diaries’ – because of the alleged link with former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa


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Two Palestinians killed in Gaza border clashes

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in renewed clashes along...

Palestinians flee from tear gas during a protest by the barbed-wire fence with Israel east of Gaza C

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in renewed clashes along...

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Ferry capsize kills nearly 80 in Mosul

Nearly 80 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on...

At least 54 dead as ferry sinks in north Iraq

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people died Thursday in northern Iraq when the ferry boat...


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Turkey’s central bank tightens stance on weak lira

Turkey’s central bank unexpectedly tightened its monetary stance after the lira weakened, leading a retreat among emerging-market peers. The bank is suspending one-week repo auctions for an unspecified period “considering the developments in financial markets,” it said yesterday in a statement on it

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EU should build autos in US to avoid tariffs: Trump

President Donald Trump said yesterday he was using the threat of tariffs to pressure European manufacturers to build more autos in the United States. In a televised interview Trump also denied that trade talks with China had hit a bump in the road, saying they were nearing a conclusion.

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Weak factory output dents hopes for global economic recovery

Manufacturers in Europe, Japan and the United States suffered in March as surveys showed trade tensions had left their mark on factory output, a setback for hopes the global economy might be turning the corner on its slowdown.

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Swedbank backs CEO as investors question money-laundering report

Swedbank’s board backed chief executive Birgitte Bonnesen yesterday as some investors questioned a heavily redacted external report into allegations of money-laundering through its Baltic branches.

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Russia central bank holds key interest rate at 7.75%, says cuts possible in 2019

The Russian central bank kept interest rates unchanged yesterday but said it could lower the key rate later this year if inflation eases in line with expectations and no major shocks occur in the oil market.

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Worries about economic growth prospects hit Europe markets

Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets yesterday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of the Atlantic. Already uneasy after a pessimistic outlook on global growth from the Fed this week

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