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Qatar is participating in the world’s...

Health minister holds meetings in Geneva

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari met...

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where...

Temporary closure of Mesaieed Interchange Ramp Bridge

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a five month...


Mongolia grants Qatari citizens visas on arrival

An official from the Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry...

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Baladna hosts annual Ghabga event

Baladna Food Industries Company, Qatar’s largest producer of fresh...

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UK, the Netherlands kick off EU elections

Voters in Brexit-bound Britain and the Netherlands cast ballots yesterday at the start of 28-nation EU elections in which Eurosceptic, anti-immigration forces have vowed a political earthquake to shake up the Brussels establishment.


Climate change effects can be reversed, DiCaprio’s Ice on Fire claims at Cannes

“We don’t need advanced technology, Mother Nature has seaweeds and shellfish which sequester five times more carbon than land-based plants,” said Bren Smith, winching a glistening haul of glossy brown kelp out of the sea.


Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says first days of presidency ‘a shock’

Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience, admitted yesterday that his initial days in office have been “a bit of a shock”.

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Omanis praise compatriot for 'historic' Man Booker literature prize

Omanis on Wednesday hailed writer Jokha Alharthi's "historical...

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Iraq plans to send delegations to US, Iran to calm tensions

Iraq is planning to send urgent delegations to the United States and...

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Palestinians shun Bahrain conference proposed by US

The Palestinian leadership has not been consulted about a US-led...


Iran rules out possibility of war in region

Iran’s top diplomat dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the...

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Amazon is working on a device that can read human emotions Inc is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognise human emotions.

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US home sales, manufacturing stumble; labour market strong

Sales of new US single-family homes fell from near an 11-1/2-year high in April as prices rebounded and manufacturing activity slowed to its lowest level in nearly a decade in May, pointing to a slowdown in economic activity.

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Global stock markets dive in ‘perfect storm’ as oil slumps

World stock markets and oil prices slumped yesterday in a “perfect storm” as Europe headed to the polls amid fresh economic gloom, the China-US trade war raged on and beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May delayed another key Brexit vote.

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Trade war tightens grip on currency markets in policy threat

Trade tensions between the US and China are starting to pull foreign-exchange markets into the arena. Yet far from embracing their currencies as a weapon, many countries are being forced to take a defensive posture against the almighty dollar.

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Asian equities tumble as China-US trade frictions haunt investors

Asian equities tumbled yesterday as China-US trade frictions continue to dog investors, while the pound hit a fresh four-month low on Brexit worries and energy firms were battered by plunging oil prices.

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Indian equities gain as Modi wins second term

India’s stock market shot to record highs early yesterday on news the prime minister was easily securing a second term, but all gains vanished as investors took profits and started looking at the broader fundamental issues facing the economy.


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China's tit-for-tat move to impose higher tariffs US goods risks escalating into an all-out trade war that could derail global economic expansion. Do you agree?


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