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Odissi dance performance at Sheraton Doha today

An Odissi dance performance by Rina Jana & Group is being organised...

Qatar asks IAEA to intervene over ‘threat’ posed by UAE nuclear plant

Qatar has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to...

‘World full of adventures’ promises to wow visitors at Aspire Wonderland Festival

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has announced that it is gearing up to...

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Doha Bank announces winners of 10th Al Dana savings scheme draw

Doha Bank has announced the winners of its 10th Al Dana savings...

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Medical City intersection to be shut for 13 hours

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that it will...


International
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flooded houses

Major funding needed to dealwith cyclone aftermath: UN

The United Nations said yesterday it will be seeking a “large” amount of funding from member-states to help deal with the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai.

Zaid Mustafa

New Zealand begins funerals for mosque shooting victims

The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery yesterday – the first burials of the 50 victims.

Students

Student’s death sparks fresh protest in Dhaka

Thousands of students demonstrated in Dhaka yesterday to demand improved road safety after a university student was run over by a bus, in a city that only recently saw protests against poor road safety.


Region
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Halayeb triangle

Sudan says Egyptian Red Sea oil and gas blocks are on its territory

Sudan considers oil and gas exploration blocks offered by Egypt in...

Acipayam

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey, no casualties

A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey's western province...

Veronique Andrieux

Yemeni aid worker killed in port city of Hodeidah

A Yemeni staff member of Action Against Hunger was killed by shrapnel...

Heavy smoke rises above the Islamic State (IS) group's last remaining position in the village of Bag

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to capturing Islamic...


Business
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Adeep

Twenty14 Holdings set to launch South Asia’s 1st Tribute Portfolio hotel

Twenty14 Holdings, a leading hospitality investment firm with assets worth in excess of $750mn across Europe, Middle East and India, will soon launch Port Muziris – South Asia’s first Tribute Portfolio hotel, part of Marriott International, near Cochin International Airport.

Africa

Africa running out of water as cities’ populations boom

As water supplies in Ghana’s capital grew increasingly erratic, Beatrice Kabuki stopped customers from using her grocery store’s bathrooms and installed a plastic storage tank at her home.

Euro stox

European markets end lower; Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

The pound fell sharply yesterday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced Britain was seeking a delay to its exit from the European Union until June 30, while investors awaited the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate call.

Japan

Japan govt downgrades economy view in March

Japan’s government downgraded its assessment of the economy in March for the first time in three years, blaming a bruising US-China trade war for slumping exports and industrial output.

Pedestrians

Asia markets down as dealers keep tab on trade talks, Brexit

Asian markets mostly fell yesterday with nervous investors keeping tabs on developments in China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, while awaiting the conclusion of a key Federal Reserve meeting.

Boeing Co 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX grounded: What next?

Two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX jets in the last six months have resulted in their grounding worldwide.

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