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Shrek the Musical coming to Doha

Based on the DreamWorks blockbuster which has enchanted millions of...

French ambassador visits Gulf Times

French ambassador Eric Chevallier visited the Gulf Times office...

Businessman addresses CNA-Q class

Leading Qatari businessman Yousef bin Jassim al-Darwish has addressed...

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QRCS personnel trained on neonatal resuscitation skills

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) office in Turkey recently organised...

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UDC lines up host of special activities

Preparations are in full swing at The Pearl-Qatar to celebrate Qatar...


Region
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Egyptian police shoot four suspected militants in raid near Cairo

Egyptian police shot dead four suspected Islamist militants inside a...

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Deadly air strike hits hospital in east Libya

An air strike hit a hospital in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday,...

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Israel mulling twin gas pipelines to Turkey, Greece: energy minister

Israel is looking to exploit its substantial natural gas reserves...

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Turkey will not 'abandon Syrian refugees to death': deputy PM

Turkey will continue to let in Syrian refugees instead of "abandoning...


International
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An illusion built on aid heralds both hope and hunger

As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly coloured cloth and balanced on her head.

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China school sees monkey business in New Year

Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums.

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N Korean launches rocket in defiance of global warnings

North Korea launched a long-range rocket yesterday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of UN sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.


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Challenging times for Qatar banks, but outlook positive, says KPMG

With the strong measures taken by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) in recent years through stricter regulations, adoption of Basel III rules and closer monitoring of key trends and ratios, Qatar’s banking sector is strong enough to weather the current economic turbulence...

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Qatar will act to maintain liquidity if needed despite oil fall, says QCB governor

Authorities in Qatar will use fiscal policy and money market operations if needed to prevent low oil and gas prices from causing a liquidity crunch in the banking system, Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani was quoted as saying.

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QBA, Swedish business delegation hold talks on co-operation

The Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) organised a meeting with a delegation representing Sweden’s biggest players in the fields of Information Technology, communications, automotive, logistics, and shipping services.

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SPE Qatar Section kicks off ’16 with presentation on new developments in well technology

SPE Qatar Section has held its first meeting for this year with a technical presentation delivered by lecturer Brian Schwanitz of Welltec.

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Economic zones draft law to boost Qatar’s position as investment destination in the GCC

The new draft law on economic zones could help advance Qatar’s position as an economic destination in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, an official of the Philippine Business Council-Qatar (PBC-Q) has told Gulf Times.

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Listed Qatar banks’ collective asset base rises 11% in 2015: KPMG

Driven by an increase in lending portfolios due to a gradual acceleration of infrastructure projects, the collective asset base of listed banks in Qatar has gone up 11% or by QR110bn year-on-year as of December 2015, according to KPMG in Qatar.

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