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Al-Kuwari stresses on importance of cultural diplomacy

HE the Minister of State Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari stressed...

Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness forum stresses need to improve lives of those affected

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness forum, opened by the...

Festival puts makers, artistes and listeners on a single stage

The Katara Oud Festival provides a unique opportunity for oud lovers...

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Musicians mesmerise at Katara Oud Festival

The annual Katara Oud Festival continued for the third day at Katara...

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Wakrah Stadium to host Amir Cup final

The inauguration of Al Wakrah Stadium will take place ahead of the...


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Mum of multiple quadruplets struggles to provide for 38 kids

Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to twins a year after she was married off at the age of 12. Five more sets of twins followed - and then four sets of triplets and five sets of quadruplets.

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Europe feeling the heat from fires and drought

Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires yesterday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018’s arid conditions.

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Macron offers tax cuts to quell ‘yellow vest’ unrest

At the first major news conference of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron pledged to cut taxes but also said the French would have to work longer as he outlined his response to months of anti-government protests that have shaken his authority.


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Saudi Arabia executes young men after sham trials

A man accused of using Whatsapp to organise anti-government protests...

Sudanese civil society activists Muawia Shaddad (L) and Omar el-Digeir (R), two of the leaders from

Sudan protesters pledge 'million march' for civil rule

Sudanese protest leaders raised the pressure on the country's army...

Sudan's General Abdelfattah Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo standing before Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al

Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted

When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his...

A damaged military vehicle during the fighting with the Eastern forces in Ain Zara, in Tripoli

Day flights to resume at Libya capital's airport

Day-time flights will resume at Tripoli's only functioning airport...


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Deutsche Bank merger talks with Commerzbank collapse

German hopes of creating a national banking champion able to challenge global competitors were dashed yesterday when Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank ended merger talks due to the risks of doing a deal, restructuring costs and capital demands.

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DP World shipping container volumes plunge in UAE in 1st quarter, flat globally

Ports operator DP World yesterday reported a sharp drop in shipping container volumes in the UAE in the first quarter of 2019 and flat growth globally. DP World operates 78 marine and inland terminals, supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries.

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Iraq is on track to deliver 3rd-biggest chunk of new oil to 2030, says IEA

Iraq will be the third-biggest provider of new oil supplies over the next decade, boosting its production by almost 30%, according to the International Energy Agency. The Opec member will raise output to almost 6mn barrels a day by 2030

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Pakistan’s imports decline by $3.5bn in 10 months, NA told

The National Assembly was informed that the imports have witnessed a decline of $3.5bn over the past 10 months. “The government has enhanced regulatory duty on finished products and as a result of which the imports have witnessed reduction of $3.5bn over the past 9-10 months

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King Dollar defies doubters as US provides investors ‘oasis’

The dollar is defying predictions it would lose its currency crown in 2019. A gauge of the greenback is headed toward the highest level this year, with most major currencies having lost ground against it.

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Stock markets mostly down amid mixed US earnings results

Stock markets mostly fell yesterday as investors digested one of the busiest days of the US corporate earnings season, while oil prices edged back after flirting with six-month highs. Across Europe, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.5% to close at 7,434.13 points; Frankfurt’s DAX 30 was down 0.3%

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