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Strifes cost Mena region over $1tn in economic losses: WB official

Strifes cost Mena region over $1tn in economic losses: WB official

Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region had resulted in economic losses exceeding $1tn, according to Abdallah al-Dardari, World Bank’s senior adviser on Reconstruction for the Mena region.

Katara Ramadan Festival a showcase of Islamic culture

Katara Ramadan Festival a showcase of Islamic culture

The Cultural Village Foundation — Katara continues to host an array of activities and programmes for its ongoing Ramadan Festival, under the theme titled ‘Hospitality in Various Muslim Nations’.

Emir greets Gambian leader on National Day

Emir greets Gambian leader on National Day

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy the Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani have sent cables of congratulations to President of Gambia Adama Barrow on the anniversary of his cou

Amazon stops India flag doormat sales after visa threat

Amazon stops India flag doormat sales after visa threat

Retail giant Amazon removed Indian flag-themed doormats from its website on Thursday after a government warning and widespread uproar in the country.

Hasina rules out mid-term poll

Hasina rules out mid-term poll

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday ruled out the possibility of any mid-term election in Bangladesh, questioning the necessity of such polls.

Emir holds talks with Djibouti leader

Emir holds talks with Djibouti leader

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held official talks with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the Emiri Diwan yesterday.

For Walmart and peers, minimum wage rises aren’t all bad news

For Walmart and peers, minimum wage rises aren’t all bad news

Walmart Stores and its peers are putting a little more money in the pockets of some of their biggest customers: their own employees.

Koneva triumphs, pleads for Russian Olympic reprieve

Koneva triumphs, pleads for Russian Olympic reprieve

World and European indoor triple jump champion Ekaterina Koneva swept to victory at the Russian Winter indoor meet Sunday and pleaded for Russia to be allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Thousands of Palestinians attend Hebron funeral for slain fighters

Thousands of Palestinians attend Hebron funeral for slain fighters

Thousands of Palestinians gathered yesterday in Hebron to bury 14 men whose bodies had been held by Israel after being killed carrying out attacks.

Ezdan Holding closes $500mn, 5-yr Islamic loan

Ezdan Holding closes $500mn, 5-yr Islamic loan

Qatar’s Ezdan Holding has raised $500mn through a Shariah-compliant loan which will be used to fund its expansion plans...

Barwa Bank has found its niche in Qatar’s growing Islamic banking sector:  Moody’s

Barwa Bank has found its niche in Qatar’s growing Islamic banking sector: Moody’s

Barwa Bank, Qatar’s newest Islamic bank in which government is a majority owner, has found its niche in the country’s growing Islamic banking sector.

Buddhist monks feed fasting Muslims over Ramadan

Buddhist monks feed fasting Muslims over Ramadan

A Buddhist monastery in Bangladesh is serving food to hundreds of poor Muslims during Ramadan, in a rare example...