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A performance from a circus troupe at...

Medina Centrale’s ‘family fun’ attracts more footfall

The weekly “Family Fun” featuring several entertainment shows at the...

Pakistan embassy marks ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’

The Pakistan embassy yesterday observed the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day.’...

STEAM winners compete in Intel science quiz

The 2015 Qatar Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Fair...

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Qatar stresses support for Syrians at London meet

HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman...

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Thailand minister receives Qatar envoy

Thai Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda yesterday met with...


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Body of Italian student ‘shows signs of torture’

The body of an Italian student who went missing in Cairo was found...

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Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances

Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border Friday after...

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Syrian army, allies seize town in southern province Deraa

Syrian government forces and allied fighters seized the town of...

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North African drought threatens recovery efforts

Abnormally dry weather across North Africa is threatening to become...


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Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 86, the US space agency said on Friday.

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Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit

Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said Saturday.


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Wall Street’s 1% shows breadth of market malaise in huge selloff

Twenty-four out of 1,941 stock funds: That’s how many managed to avoid this year’s carnage.

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Beijing can avoid ‘hard landing’: IMF

China can avoid a “hard landing” if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

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China exports weak; bank lending seen near 7-yr high

China’s January exports may have fallen for a seventh month with factories still battling falling prices, but an expected jump in bank lending may underscore the government’s bid to put a floor under the slowing economy.

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Singapore Airlines Q3 net profit up 36% on lower fuel expenses

Singapore Airlines (SIA) said its third quarter net profit surged 36% from the previous year, thanks largely to lower fuel expenses.

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ArcelorMittal plans to raise $3bn to help reduce debt

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, launched plans yesterday for a $3bn share issue to help reduce debt and cut costs, having been hit by a plunge in steel prices which it blamed on a surge in cheap exports from China.

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China cracks down on illegal GM crops

Chinese officials have issued warnings to seed dealers and farmers not to use unapproved genetically modified seeds in the country’s main crop belt, shortly after Greenpeace said it had found widespread GM contamination in corn.

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