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China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms

China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms

China yesterday tried to downplay concerns it is reducing market access for foreign enterprises, days after a report by an EU group accused Beijing of trying to skew its business playing field towards domestic firms.

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft Heinz takeover bid as without merit

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft Heinz takeover bid as without merit

Kraft Heinz Co made a $143bn offer for Unilever in what would be the largest-ever takeover in the food or beverage industry, opening a campaign to create a consumer-goods giant with household names from Dove soap to Heinz ketchup.

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak on Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said.

Russia, Turkey seek to craft Syria ceasefire

Russia, Turkey seek to craft Syria ceasefire

Russia and Turkey are seeking a nationwide truce plan for Syria, but there was no confirmation of a deal Thursday, as the incoming UN chief warned the conflict had become a global ‘cancer’.

QFB division wins award for customer service excellence, product innovation

QFB division wins award for customer service excellence, product innovation

Qatar First Bank’s corporate and institutional banking division was recognised for customer service excellence and product innovation by Business and Finance magazine.

Katara Traditional Dhow Festival concludes

Katara Traditional Dhow Festival concludes

The sixth Katara Traditional Dhow Festival concluded at the Katara Beach, with the winners of various contests being awarded on the occasion.

Visitors continue to throng Dhow Festival

Visitors continue to throng Dhow Festival

The sixth edition of the Dhow Festival at the Cultural Village Foundation - Katara completed its second day on Wednesday with a good turnout of visitors.

Folkloric performances, cultural activities mark Dhow Festival

Folkloric performances, cultural activities mark Dhow Festival

A slew of folkloric performances and cultural activities marked the opening of this year’s Traditional Dhow Festival at the Katara beach, highlighting Qatar’s rich maritime heritage.

Emir Cup volleyball

Emir Cup volleyball

Al Rayyan and Al Arabi began their Emir Cup best-of-three semi-finals on a winning note yesterday. At the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena,

About 25 killed in suicide attacks, shelling across Iraq

About 25 killed in suicide attacks, shelling across Iraq

About 25 people were killed on Monday across Iraq, most of them in suicide attacks targeting members of militias and military forces, security officials said.

Nepal passes bill on quake rebuilding

Nepal passes bill on quake rebuilding

Nepal’s parliament yesterday passed a long-delayed law to pave the way for rebuilding after April’s massive earthquake...

A big  boost to Tunisian democracy

A big boost to Tunisian democracy

Tunisia is the only country within the Arab Spring movement that has succeeded in a transition to democracy. But fears of terrorism and worries over economy still remain.