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Qatar, France

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and...

Chief of Staff meets US analysts

HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Lieutenant-General...

Amir issues decision setting up air accident investigation unit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday...

NHRC chief meets Austrian envoy, UN official

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali...

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Amir issues instruments of ratification

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued the...

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Qatar, Uzbekistan hold political talks

A round of political consultations was held yesterday between the...


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Leptis Magna

Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites

Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals.

European Economic Commissioner Moscovici talks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini as they arrive

EU rejects Italy's proposed budget: European source

The European Commission has rejected Italy's proposed 2019 budget and asked for a new plan, a first in European Union history, a European source said Tuesday.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth presents James Dyson with the insignia of members of the Order of Merit

Dyson chooses Singapore over Britain to build electric car

James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has chosen to build his electric car in Singapore to be close to Asian customers, supply chains and a highly skilled workforce.


Region
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PALES

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier and was shot dead by the...

HUM

Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen’s war fuels hunger

The tiny, red pomegranate seed may not look like much but it helps...

LEBANESE

Lebanese in effort to save landmark from crumbling

Close to the seafront in Lebanon’s Tripoli, giant curves of concrete...

SEMB

Semblance of normality returns for some in Damascus after fighting ends

Some people in the Syrian capital Damascus have been able to enjoy a...


Business
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Qatalum

Qatalum posts 10.72% jump in total revenues during 6-month period

Qatar Aluminum (Qatalum) has reported 10.72% year-on-year jump in total revenues to $0.74bn during the six-month ended June 30, 2018 with Asia and Middle East and North Africa (Mena) contributing 57%.

Vodafone

Vodafone Qatar posts nine-month profit of QR75mn

Vodafone Qatar has reported a net profit of QR75mn in nine months up to September, which represents an increase of QR303mn compared to the same period last year.

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Taiwan export orders miss growth forecast

Taiwan’s export orders expanded slightly less than expected in September, as weaker demand for machinery amid the United States-China trade war partly offset robust orders for electronic gadgets for the year-end holiday season.

China

‘Tax cuts in China next year expected to reach 1% of GDP’

China’s tax cuts next year could exceed the equivalent of 1% of gross domestic product (GDP), a central bank adviser said in remarks published yesterday, in a sign policymakers might be considering another round of tax reductions.

UBS

Global banks curb China travel after UBS banker stopped from leaving

Global banks including Citigroup and Standard Chartered have asked their private banking staff to postpone or reconsider travel to China after authorities there prevented a UBS banker from leaving the country, sources said.

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Jacobs to sell energy business to WorleyParsons for $3.3bn

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc agreed to sell its energy, chemicals and resources unit to Australia’s WorleyParsons Ltd for $3.3bn to focus on its higher growth and margin aerospace and infrastructure businesses.

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