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A dusty and windy scene a little before sunset from Doha Corniche on Friday. PICTURES: Shaji Kayamku

Windy and dusty conditions prevailed...

263 new cases of the virus, 141 recoveries Friday in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported on Friday 263 new...

Japan stands firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation

Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this...

QU, CNA-Q sign pact for education, research

Qatar University (QU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

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Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College celebrates Graduation Day

Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College celebrated yesterday the...

Snapshot of Thursday's sandstorm and windy conditions in Doha. PICTURE: Jayaram

Strong winds, poor visibility forecast for Friday

After Thursday's sandstorm, Qatar is again expected to see strong...


International
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A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mount

Alphabet closes down internet balloon network project 'Loon'

Google parent company Alphabet announced Friday it was shutting down "Loon", a high-profile project aiming to deliver wireless internet via flying balloons in the stratosphere, because it is not commercially viable.

Jen Easterly

After big hack of US government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defense officials and investigators as the US government works to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies attributed to Russian spies

A vendor wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease outbreak weighs a chicken at her stal

China finds coronavirus cluster in major chicken processing plant

China reported its first cluster of Covid-19 cases among workers in a meat processing plant, raising fears among local consumers who have until now mainly worried about the safety of imported foods.


Region
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Tunisian protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Tunis, yest

Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

Tunisia braced for further protests yesterday after hundreds were...

This handout photo provided by the Iranian Army office yesterday, shows the airborne infantry or par

Iran commandos start drills near mouth of Gulf

Iranian army commandos and paratroopers started exercises near the...

Kuwait parliament

Kuwait's Amir accepts resignation of cabinet

Kuwait's Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted...

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Egypt unveils treasures found at ancient site

Egypt unveiled yesterday ancient treasures found at the Saqqara...


Business
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Oil demand outlook in Q1 appears murkier amid slow Europe vaccine rollout: NBK

The oil demand outlook for first quarter 2021 (Q1) appears murkier, with Europe’s demand for transportation fuel in particular expected to undershoot expectations given the lockdowns in place and slow pace of vaccine rollout, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has said in a review.

BoJ

BoJ lifts next year’s growth forecast, saves ammunition as coronavirus risks linger

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady yesterday and upgraded its economic forecast for next fiscal year, but warned of escalating risks to the outlook as new coronavirus emergency measures threatened to derail a fragile recovery.

Kenyan

Kenyan bourse eyes incubator for record listings this year

The Nairobi Securities Exchange plans to expand the Kenyan market with four publicly traded companies and as many corporate bonds in 2021, in what could be its best year yet of new listings.

European

European stocks slide after ECB meeting as Lagarde warns of ‘serious risks’ to economy

European stock markets lost steam yesterday and slid lower following a meeting by directors of the European Central Bank (ECB).

GM’s Barra

GM’s Barra boosts stock as tech story gains credibility

All General Motors Co chief executive officer Mary Barra needed to hit a stock record was $27bn and a bit of braggadocio.

Asia

Asia markets welcome Biden presidency with healthy gains in stocks

Asian markets welcomed Joe Biden’s first day as US president with broad gains yesterday as investors looked forward with optimism about his economic and Covid-19 recovery plans.

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