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The Orphan Care Centre ‘Dreama’, in...

Skydive Qatar continues success on home turf as well as abroad

Skydive Qatar has continued its successes in Qatar and abroad since...

ICSS signs agreement with Clue to combat organised crime in sports

The International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS), a Doha-based,...

Qatar supports fund to assist people hit by war on graft

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, the chairman of...

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari

Commerce Minister attends opening session of WEF

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari...

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France launches Arabic website

Atout France, the national French tourism development agency, under...


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Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

Thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, with a date for the long-delayed poll expected later Wednesday.

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China detains students, labour activists in deepening crackdown

About a dozen Chinese labour activists and university students have either gone missing or been detained by police this week, sources told Reuters, amid a deepening crackdown on activists ...

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Court asks Diokno to explain salary hike delay

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ordered Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to explain why the fourth tranche of the salary increase for state workers had not been implemented.


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Car bomb strikes Syrian regime’s stronghold Latakia

A car bomb shook the Syrian regime’s coastal stronghold of Latakia...

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Hamas armed wing member killed by Israeli fire after soldier injured

A Hamas armed wing member killed by Israeli fire after soldier...

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Attack on convoy in Syria ‘kills five’

A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria...

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Saudi-led air strikes leave three dead in Sanaa: rebels

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition have killed at least three...


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Qicca, RICS sign MoU on ‘conflict avoidance service’

The Qatar Chamber-headquartered Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (Qicca) and the UK-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday to launch a “conflict avoidance service” at Qicca.

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Study sees safe haven in Islamic equities in crises

Investor interest in Islamic finance is growing and the global Islamic banking and finance industry had more than $2tn in assets at the end of 2017, according to the Islamic Financial Services Board.

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Islamic trade finance still ‘under-addressed opportunity’: Report

Among the core opportunities seen for the Islamic finance industry in the near future, there remains one segment that repeatedly appears in studies and forecasts: Islamic trade finance.

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TomTom at crossroads after $1bn sale of Telematics unit

CEO says TomTom plans to remain independent; analysts say TomTom needs strategy to counter Google, HERE; company debt-free, retaining €160mn for investments

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ECB set to ‘hunker down’ as eurozone outlook worsens

Analysts expect the European Central Bank to acknowledge growing risks to the eurozone economy today while sticking to its patient course, kicking off a year that could see the Frankfurt institution mostly marking time.

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Halliburton posts flat revenues at $5.94bn as N America lags

Shares of oilfield firm Halliburton Co fell sharply yesterday after the company forecast lower revenues in key business areas next quarter, overshadowing a quarterly profit beat and a pledge to reduce 2019 spending.

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