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Diplomatic, consular and representative...

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts international math workshop

A group of notable mathematicians from around the world recently...

Qatar attends IFAD governing council meeting

Qatar has participated in the meetings of the 42nd session of the...

MME intensifies cleaning operations at Al Rayyan, Doha

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) General Cleaning...

Qatar weather

Thundershowers, strong winds expected Saturday

Thundery rain accompanied by strong wind at times is expected at some...

Eugenio Caballero (L) and Alice Rohrwacher

Mexican designer, Italian director confirmed for Qumra

Academy Award winning Mexican production designer Eugenio Caballero...


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Trump says he should be awarded the Nobel Prize

US President Donald Trump made the case yesterday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but complained that he probably would never get the honour.

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Charles to make first royal visit to Cuba

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in March, in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship.

Brexit

Dozen ministers could quit over ‘no-deal’ Brexit: Grieve

Dominic Grieve, a leading Conservative opponent of Brexit, has predicted that up to a dozen ministers – including six from the Cabinet – could resign if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.


Region
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US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich,

Acting Pentagon chief says committed to defeating IS, but allies sceptical

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that the...

Khashoggi

Khashoggi remains may have been burned: Turkish police

Turkish police believe the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal...

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Suicide attack leaves 27 Iran Guards dead

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 members of Iran’s elite...

“Falestine”

In the Gaza Strip pet a lion, declawed

A zoo in the war-battered Palestinian enclave of Gaza is promoting...


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Trump, Xi hail progress in two-day trade talks

President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping said they made progress in trade talks this week and they’ll continue to push towards a deal, though the White House cautioned that “much work remains’’ to avoid another escalation of tariffs after March 1.

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Indonesia’s Garuda cuts ticket prices 20% under govt pressure

Indonesia’s national flag carrier Garuda has slashed ticket prices by 20%, the company said on Thursday, following a public outcry over high fares and a call by the country’s president for airlines to offer cheaper tickets.

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China banks lend record $477bn new loans in Jan

China’s banks made the most new loans on record in January – totalling 3.23tn yuan ($477bn) – as policymakers try to jumpstart sluggish investment and prevent a sharper slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

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Alibaba eyes stake in Metro’s China operations

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks with Germany’s Metro about taking a stake in the German wholesaler’s China operations, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.

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LNG prices in Asia drop to 17-mth low on tepid demand

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continued their downward spiral this week, hitting a 17-month low as the market moved further away from the peak winter-demand period and inventories remained high in the region.

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China factory-gate inflation slows for 7th straight month

China’s factory-gate inflation slowed for a seventh straight month in January to its weakest pace since September 2016, raising concerns the world’s second-biggest economy may see the return of deflation as domestic demand cools.

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