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Dr Mansour Ali and Prof David Sigalet

Sidra Medicine has announced that...

Top Indian musician performs at Katara

Renowned Indian classical musician Shujaat Husain Khan presented...

ConocoPhillips underscores collective work with QSTP in water sustainability initiative

The collective work between ConocoPhillips and Qatar Science and...

Embassy cautions Qataris in Lebanon

The embassy of Qatar in the Lebanese capital Beirut has called on...

HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud

Shura Council Speaker leaves Belgrade for Doha

HE the Speaker of Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid...

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Afif Charity sponsors QRCS programme in 50 schools

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has agreed with Afif Charity to...


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Classes suspended in quake-hit areas

The strong earthquake that hit several regions in Mindanao affected some 2mn students in 4,000 schools, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Ballet company battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure

From fierce typhoons and tight budgets to losing its dancers to cruise ships and theme parks, Ballet Philippines has weathered almost every type of storm, but as it celebrates its 50th anniversary the renowned arts organisation is determined the show will go on.

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Royal couple wrap up Pakistan visit

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate left for home yesterday after wrapping up a visit to Pakistan, the first by members of the British royal family in over a decade.


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Demonstrators hold Lebanese flags as they gather during a protest over deteriorating economic situat

Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite, graft grows

Tens of thousands of angry protesters blocked roads and burned tyres...

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Regime troops enter town of Kobane

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

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Turkey slams ‘dirty deal’ between regime and Kurdish forces

Turkey yesterday slammed a “dirty deal” between President Bashar...

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Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incident

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


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US imposes tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus

The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5bn worth of European Union goods yesterday, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.

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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.

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