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Two Indian siblings died in Doha...

Qatar instrumental in educating millions

Qatar has been instrumental in providing education to millions,...

Meeting of heads of GCC audit bureaus begins in Muscat

The 16th meeting of heads of GCC Audit and Accounting Bureaus started...

Al-Hammadi meets senior US official

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin...

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HBKU Press participates in Frankfurter Buchmesse

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) is participating in...

Pasquale Salzano

Italian envoy lauds Qatar for new labour reforms

Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano lauded Qatar and the Ministry of...


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Gulam Bodi

Former South Africa batsman sentenced to five years in jail

Gulam Bodi, who played three limited-overs internationals for South Africa, was sentenced to five years in jail Friday after pleading guilty to eight charges of corruption.

A health worker injects a man with Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 20

Ebola vaccine moves closer to market licence: European regulator

A vaccine against Ebola, not yet licensed but used to stem an outbreak in DR Congo, moved a step closer to the market Friday after obtaining a green light from Europe's medicines watchdog.

Sara Thornton

UK urged to stop human traffickers exploiting Brexit uncertainty

Britain must ensure human traffickers do not exploit uncertainty surrounding Brexit, from its future migration policy to cooperation with European law enforcement agencies, the nation's anti-slavery commissioner said on Friday.


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Regime troops enter town of Kobane

Syrian army soldiers and Russian troops entered the Kurdish-held...

Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Amir of Kuwait returns home from US after medical care

His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad...

Iranian Presidency

Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incident

Iran yesterday urged regional powers to use diplomacy to reduce...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey won't back down from Syria offensive: Erdogan

Turkey will not back down from its offensive against Kurdish fighters...


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EU leaders split over $1.2tn post-Brexit budget plan

EU begins talks on divisive budget; Finland proposed compromise but most states oppose it; talks could be extended beyond a December deadline

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Reliance Industries net profit jumps 18.3% to $1.59bn

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries yesterday reported an 18.3% rise in consolidated net profit due to a better-than-expected refining margin and growth in its consumer-facing business.

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Pound watchers refuse to rule out no-deal twist in Brexit climax

Currency strategists are ruling nothing out for today’s crucial parliamentary vote on Britain’s deal to exit the European Union – and that makes forecasting where sterling will settle something of a crapshoot.

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Global economy slows, recession risk hangs in the balance

Economic growth around the world has slowed to a crawl but (so far) there are few signs of the second-round effects on jobs, income and spending that would turn a significant slowdown into an outright recession.

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Weak fundamentals, cautious BoE may limit pound upside

So we have a Brexit deal, at least until Parliament convenes today. This opens a new chapter for the pound, which has traded between $1.20 and $1.30 in the past six weeks as odds shifted from a no-deal Brexit to a last-minute compromise with the European Union.

Traders are seen at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The DAX 30 lost 0.2% to 12,633.60 points yesterday

European stock markets decline; pound steadies

Sterling steadied around $1.29 yesterday as dealers took a breather at the end of a dizzying week and on the eve of a crucial vote on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.

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