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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin...

Amir condoles with ruler of Kuwait

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

Ooredoo announces pre-order for Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Ooredoo has announced that the all-new Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G...

Katara hosts writers at Tunisian cultural event

The Katara Library of Arabic Novels hosted a Tunisian cultural...

MOPH reports 196 new Covid-19 cases, 174 recoveries

MOPH reports 196 new Covid-19 cases, 174 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Friday 196 new...

Prosecution for not wearing mask

171 to face prosecution for not wearing masks

The designated authorities on Friday referred 171 people to the...

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Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Mamuju in Sulawesi Island.

Indonesia quake kills at least 42, leaves hundreds injured

A powerful earthquake killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi yesterday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami.


Indian govt, farmers fail to make headway

A ninth round of talks between the Indian government and protesting farmers over three new contentious farm laws made no headway yesterday, but a government minister and union leaders said they would resume discussions on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Rutte

Dutch govt quits

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his government resigned yesterday over a harrowing scandal that saw thousands of parents wrongly accused of child benefit fraud.

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Jordanians wait to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, at a medical centre in Amman, yesterday.

Sign up for shots, Jordan urges citizens as vaccination drive starts

Jordan began yesterday a coronavirus vaccination programme intended...

CANDID: Javad Zarif

FM rejects US claims that Iran is the ‘new Qaeda home base’

Iran’s Foreign Minister yesterday dismissed allegations by his US...

Kuwait parliament

Kuwait Prime Minister receives resignation of Cabinet members

The Kuwaiti government ministers submitted their resignations on...

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said

Oman issues a new law on appointing a crown prince

Oman's sultan announced Monday a constitutional shakeup that includes...

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Most of AAX lessors support a restructuring plan, and the Malaysian airline has received interest fr

AirAsia X shows creditors’ support for restructuring plan in court

Most of AirAsia X Bhd’s (AAX) lessors support a restructuring plan, and the Malaysian airline has received interest from potential investors for fundraising after reorganisation, court documents filed this month show.

Workers at the construction site of the centralised medical observation centre, a makeshift facility

China 2020 growth slowest in over four decades: Poll

China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace since transformative market reforms of the 1970s, according to an AFP poll of economists, but finished the year strongly on an accelerating coronavirus recovery.

Rishi Sunak.

UK economy shrinks but might avoid double-dip recession

Britain’s economy shrank in November as it went into a new lockdown, but the decline was smaller than expected as businesses adjusted to social distancing and schools remained open, making a double-dip recession less likely.

An automobile passes storage silos at the Total SE petrochemical plant in Le Havre, France. Total sa

Total quits US oil lobby over climate policies

Total yesterday became the first major energy company to quit the main US oil and gas lobby due to disagreements over its climate policies and support for easing drilling regulations.

A gas flare burns at dusk in the Permian Basin in Texas (file). US total oil supply will rise by 370

Opec sees US shale output gaining further on oil rally

The outlook for US shale oil is slightly more “optimistic” due to rising prices and output will recover further in the second half of 2021, Opec has said, in a sign its policy of cutting output is helping rivals pump more.

A pharmacist holding with gloved hands a phial of the undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19

Markets struggle as investors weigh vaccine delay against Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus plan

Stock markets struggled on Friday as investors weighed a coronavirus vaccine delay against US President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus plan, which had already been largely priced in.


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