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The Algal Technologies Programme seeks...

New initiative to boost business environment

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in co-operation with the...

Kahramaa seeks entries for competition

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has...

CMUQ’s hackathon contest attracts record participation

This year’s CarnegieApps Hackathon saw record participation, with 20...

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Conference to discuss electricity, desalination

A two-day conference on electrical power and water desalination will...

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Participants of Winter Career Camp receive certificates

Qatar Career Fair (QCF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education,...


Region
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Saudi Arabia confirms will send deployment to Turkey base

Saudi Arabia confirmed late on Saturday it would send aircraft to...

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Kerry wants Russia to change Syria military targeting

Russia must stop targeting Syria’s legitimate opposition as part of...

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Thousands of doctors stage anti-police protest in Cairo

Thousands of Egyptian doctors demonstrated in Cairo on Friday in a...

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Oman sultan Qaboos to return to Germany for health checkup

Sultan Qaboos of Oman is to fly to Germany on Sunday for a medical...


International
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British rock band Viola Beach reported killed in Swedish car crash

Britain's Foreign Office said five men, which Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the rock band Viola Beach, were killed when their car crashed in Sweden.

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Republican candidates urge Obama not to nominate Scalia successor

Republican presidential candidates urged President Barack Obama on Saturday not to nominate a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, saying it should be up to the next president to decide.

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C.Africans vote in presidential run-off, hope for peace

Voters in the Central African Republic return to the polls Sunday to cast their ballots in a presidential run-off they hope will help usher in a new era of peace and stability after years of sectarian bloodshed.


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Qatar shares rise, index crosses the 9,600 mark

Buying was seen more pronounced – especially in the industrials, telecom, consumer goods and transport counters – to lift the 20-stock Qatar Index 1.21% to 9600.97 points.

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QP awards EPIC deal to JV to supply HIA with jet fuel

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has awarded engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract to supply jet fuel from Ras Laffan Industrial City to the Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.

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Qatar seen as manufacturing hub for industries in the GCC

Qatar could further stimulate activity in its manufacturing sector by serving as regional hub for various industries in the Middle East, a Qatari businessman has told Gulf Times.

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China underground banks did $152bn in transactions in 2015

Underground banks in China did more than 1tn yuan ($152bn) in transactions last year and the government will step up efforts to combat the problem this year, state media said yesterday citing the foreign exchange regulator.

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India’s LED bulb programme draws criticism from industry

The success of a programme in India to outfit more homes with energy-efficient LED lighting has led to criticism that the market for the devices is being disrupted and undermined by the government’s role.

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Egypt returns to wheat market but traders still wary over fungus issue

Egypt’s return to the wheat market came as traders remained wary of offering supplies to the world’s biggest importer.

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