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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin...

Check the weather condition before heading to the beach'

With Covid-19 restrictions being gradually lifted and people heading...

Stunner of a stadium

A new image of Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, as released by the Supreme...

Stay informed, stay safe: Government Communications Office

The Government Communications Office (GCO) has reminded people to...

Disinfection and pest control drive in Al Sheehaniya

Disinfection and pest control drive in Al Sheehaniya

Al Sheehaniya Municipality, represented by the services affairs...


Mercury reaches 49C as hot conditions continue around the country

Mesaimeer and Sheehaniya recorded a maximum temperature of 49C Friday...

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Nirun Wongwanich, 52, a monkey trainer, trains a monkey during a training session at a monkey school

Thai monkey trainer rejects PETA claims on coconut harvesting

A monkey trainer in southern Thailand said on Saturday that few monkeys are involved in harvesting coconuts for export, disputing an activist report which has caused several British supermarkets to ban coconut products

Absa Premiership

South African football set to announce restart date

South African officials are expected to reveal Monday when the Absa Premiership -- the richest league in Africa -- will restart after being halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Cameron with the British consul general Ian Gibbons and the chairman of Ho Chi Minh City's P

British pilot to fly home after 4-month virus battle in Vietnam

A British pilot who spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting Covid-19 was on his way home Saturday, astounding doctors who gave him just ten percent chance of survival.

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Protesters pull barbed-wire closing off a street during an anti-US demonstration near the United Sta

Lebanon’s Hezbollah and its allies protest near US embassy

Dozens of followers of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and its allies...

Palestinian protesters flee clashes with security forces during a protest against Jewish settlements

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on...

A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle along the Al-Sadriya Market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad a

Iraqi MP dies of Covid-19 as cases jump 600%

Iraqi lawmaker Ghida Kambash died Friday after contracting the novel...

Palestinian demonstrators

Palestinians hope Biden would roll back Trump’s embrace of Israel

Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down...

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PBC-Q chairman Greg Loayon.

Business council official echoes call to prioritise digitalisation of operations

An official of the Philippine Business Council-Qatar (PBC-Q) has reiterated calls for companies to remain proactive and embrace digitalisation amid the operational challenges being imposed by the Covid-19 health crisis.

A view of the Bank Street in Doha. “In Qatar, it is estimated that about one-quarter of all the fina

Banks should have 3-pronged strategy to transition away from Libor: KPMG Qatar

Banks in Qatar should have an initial three-pronged transition strategy as regulators across the globe strategise moving away from Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) on which 25% of their financial products are linked, according to KPMG Qatar, a global consultant.

Government spending “will need to remain supportive and flexible until a safe and durable exit from

IMF warns cutting spending too soon could derail recovery

As governments rushed out funding to prevent an economic collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic, global public debt swelled to the highest in history, but the IMF warned Friday that cutting back too soon could undermine the recovery.

Visitors pass a sign at the entrance to the Wirecard headquarters in Munich. Once a darling of the f

Spying claims are latest twist in Germany’s Wirecard thriller

The plot thickens in the spectacular collapse of payment provider Wirecard: the Austrian man at large over Germany’s worst financial fraud scandal may also have had links to secret services.

A worker inspects fabric on looms at a textile manufacturer in Karachi. Statistics in the World Bank

Covid-19 may cause $3.6bn loss to Pakistan’s GDP: World Bank

A new World Bank policy brief on the tourism sector of South Asia estimates that the potential loss to Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic would be $3.64bn, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is likely to suffer $10mn to $20mn in losses.

Trucks are seen transporting containers from a pier in Tokyo’s port. Japan’s economy is forecast to

‘Japan economy to shrink at fastest pace in decades’

Japan’s economy will shrink at the fastest pace in decades in the year through March 2021, forcing the government to compile another stimulus package to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic, a Reuters poll showed yesterday.


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Iran says the downing of the Ukrainian jet near Tehran was a ‘disastrous mistake’.


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