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Qatar renews calls for nuke-free Middle East

Qatar renewed its calls for a nuclear-free Middle East, stressing...

Indonesian embassy in Doha starts Independence Day celebrations

The Indonesian embassy in Qatar kicked-off a series of celebrations...

'Qatar's diplomatic experience resulted in Doha Peace Agreement's completion'

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin...

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HBKU hosts WIPO official to explore IP protection for QF innovations

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)’s College of Law recently hosted...

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Singapore president meets FM

President of the Republic of Singapore Halimah Yacob met Thursday HE...


International
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A silhouette is seen in front of a wildfire near Belin-Beliet, southwestern France, overnight yester

France battles ‘monster’ wildfire

A “monster” wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France yesterday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Kenya

Kenya waits impatiently for results of close-fought vote

Kenyans yesterday were waiting for the results of the country’s presidential election after a largely peaceful poll, with preliminary results on television suggesting a tight race as low turnout pointed to growing frustration with the political elite.

Rescue

Ailing beluga put down as last-ditch rescue bid fails

An ailing beluga whale that strayed into France’s Seine river was put down by vets yesterday after a last-ditch rescue attempt failed because of its rapidly deteriorating health, local officials said.


Region
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Palestinian

Gaza clears rubble after truce holds with Israel

Shell-shocked Gazans yesterday sifted through the rubble of three...

Lebanon jail

30 inmates escape from Lebanon jail

More than 30 people fled a Lebanon detention centre at dawn...

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Qatar strongly condemns settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque

The State of Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation...

Air strikes in Gaza

Air strikes, rocket attacks pound Gaza in second day of fighting

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza yesterday, a day after an Israeli...


Business
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An oil tanker is seen at sunset anchored off the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille, France (file). O

Opec, in contrast to IEA, sees lower 2022 global oil demand growth

Opec on Thursday cut its 2022 forecast for growth in world oil demand for a third time since April, citing the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, high inflation and efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Qatar Stock Exchange

QSE surges 175 points as index surpasses 13,700 points, M-cap gains QR8bn

Reflecting the optimism in the global markets on reports of softer-than-expected inflation in the US, the Qatar Stock Exchange Thursday surged 175 points and its key index surpassed 13,700 points.

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QFB net profit in H1 surges to QR42mn

Qatar First Bank (QFB) has reported a net profit (attributable to shareholders) of QR42mn in the first half (H1) of this year, showing a growth of 2.6% on annualised basis.

A motorist passes by a Foxconn office building in Taipei, Taiwan. Apple iPhone assembler Foxconn gav

Foxconn starts to feel sting of slowing smartphone sales

Apple iPhone assembler Foxconn gave a cautious outlook for the current quarter after posting results that exceeded expectations, citing slowing smartphone demand after a pandemic-fuelled boom.

The RBI guidelines direct operators to display all-inclusive costs of the digital loan as an annual

RBI tightens rules on digital lending after complaints

India’s central bank released guidelines for digital lending, targeted at bringing transparency and data protection to the business after complaints started mounting over unfair recovery practices, with many players capitalising on borrowers’ lack of financial literacy.

The move raises the likelihood that SoftBank will reduce its stake in Alibaba over time, as the Japa

SoftBank gives up a third of Alibaba stake for $34bn gain

SoftBank Group Corp expects to post a gain of more than $34bn from selling down its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, cashing in on its most storied investment to shore up finances as global markets deteriorate.

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