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General Directorate of Traffic announces electronic auction for special numbers

The General Directorate of Traffic at the Ministry of Interior (MoI)...

Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture events 'received positive reactions'

Various Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture initiatives and activities...

Children allowed in mosques, Awqaf eases restrictions

Children will be allowed inside mosques from Saturday, January 29....

MoI

MoI webinar Thursday on fire safety during winter

The Public Relations Department, in co-ordination with the General...

Closure on Izghawa Street

Closure on Izghawa Street

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary...


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The explosive confirmation that London's Metropolitan Police force has now started its own investiga

UK's Johnson faces 'partygate' crunch

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced Wednesday for a potentially damning report into lockdown-breaching parties, after the launch of a police inquiry dramatically upped the stakes.

Hong Kong skyline is pictured from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong may maintain Covid isolation until 2024, risking exodus - Euro chamber

Hong Kong may only reopen in early 2024 because of its stringent Covid-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardise its role as a financial hub, the city's European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report.

Aircraft parked on the tarmac of Istanbul airport, where flights were cancelled due to blizzard and

Istanbul permits first flights after snow pummels Mediterranean

Europe’s busiest airport in Istanbul welcomed its first flight in 24 hours yesterday and Greece declared a public holiday as the eastern Mediterranean neighbours began digging out of a rare snowstorm that ground their capitals to a halt.


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Hariri steps away from politics, upending election landscape

Lebanese leader Saad al-Hariri said yesterday he was stepping back...

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Lebanon's ex-PM Hariri says retires from political life

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced Monday he would...


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Fed signals raising rates ‘soon’ to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve signalled it will start raising interest rates “soon” and shrink its bond holdings after liftoff has begun, moving towards ending ultra-easy pandemic support to fight the hottest inflation in a generation.

Glencore

Glencore’s unit expands US grain trading in $1.13bn deal

Glencore Plc’s Viterra unit agreed to buy the grains business of Gavilon Group, making good on a long-standing goal to grow in the US as the commodity giant assesses the future of its agriculture operations.

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Apple tops China sales for first time in six years after Huawei fades

Apple Inc was China’s top-selling smartphone brand in 2021’s final quarter, industry research showed, taking top spot in the world’s largest mobile market for the first time since 2015.

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Higher oil prices set to lead to higher twin deficits, inflation in most Fitch-rated energy importers in Mena

Higher oil prices are set to lead to higher twin deficits and inflation in most Fitch-rated energy importers in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), the agency has said in a new report.

QSE

QSE edges lower despite gains in transport, consumer goods

The Qatar Stock Exchange Wednesday fell below 12,500 levels despite buying interests in the transport and consumer goods counters.

Passengers walk through the international arrivals terminal of Sydney Airport.

Barrier-free travel a potent incentive for vaccination

Travel restrictions around the world on account of Covid-19 seems to have had little impact on the spread of pandemic, including the Omicron variant, reveals a new study.

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