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 2018-12-10 09:01 

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Al Khalifa: Qatar key to QNB despite global expansion...

QNB Group Acting Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Mubarak Al Khalifa (pictured) said yesterday that despite the Group's global expansion, the Qatari banking market is the cornerstone of the bank's operations, as it seeks continuously to grow in the...

 2018-12-10 09:01 

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Capital injection helped absorb market shock: Commercial Bank...

The liquidity in Qatar's banking and financial market has improved substantially, and the industry has consumed most of the shock created by the local, regional and international factors, including US Fed, noted a senior official of leading bank yeste...

 2018-12-10 07:18 

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Saudi Arabia reviews expat fees as economy feels sting...

Saudi Arabia is reviewing its policy of imposing fees on expatriate workers after rising costs inflicted economic pain and contributed to an exodus of foreigners, according to four people familiar with the matter....

 2018-12-10 00:02 

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QNB signs Neymar as global brand ambassador...

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced the appointment of Brazilian soccer star and Paris Saint Germain player, Neymar Jr, as the Group's Global Brand Ambassador....

 2018-12-09 23:06 

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Qatar's Commercial Bank to raise up to $1 billion in debt next year: CEO...

Qatar's Commercial Bank could raise up to $1 billion in debt next year by tapping a range of various debt instruments, as the country's third-largest lender by assets aims to further diversify its funding sources, the bank's chief executive sa...

 2018-12-09 22:29 

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Qatar delegation arrives in Riyadh for GCC annual summit...

HE Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi,The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs arrived in Riyadh today...

 2018-12-09 21:17 

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Popular Pakistani singers and rock band to perform live in Qatar...

Celebrated musicians from Pakistan are all set to rock Qatar next January....

 2018-12-09 20:26 

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Ooredoo Doha Marathon registration to close in few weeks...

With only a month left for the Ooredoo Doha Marathon, an increasing number of residents are registering for the popular run before the registration closes on January 1....

 2018-12-09 17:59 

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Global gas demand to increase substantially: GECF...
 2018-12-09 17:51 

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National Day Trade Festival to begin from December 15...

As part of the Qatar National Day celebrations, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the National Tourism Council, yesterday announced the launch of the first edition of the National Day Trade Festival, which will take place from Dec...

 2018-12-09 17:48 

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Qatargas holds first post-integration Town Hall session...

The annual Town Hall meetings are an open forum for employees to meet with Qatargas' Chief Executive Officer and the Management Leadership Team for discussions on the Company's performance, developments and strategic goals for the year ahead....

 2018-12-09 17:30 

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GECF presents 'Global Gas Outlook 2040' in Vienna...

The Global Gas Outlook (GGO) is the only energy outlook worldwide that focuses solely on natural gas and it is the Forum's flagship publication....

 2018-12-09 17:20 

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Ahlibank honours 71 long-serving employees...

This annual event, attended by executives and senior management employees, recognised 71 long-serving employees who have been with Ahlibank for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years...

 2018-12-09 17:17 

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NHRC chief: Siege caused a deep blow to Gulf's social fabric...

Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri has met in Vienna with officials of the Austrian Ombudsman Council, a national human rights institution in Austria....

 2018-12-09 16:14 

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Plans afoot to allow two shifts in schools...

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is working on a proposal to allow some private schools to run two shifts under certain rules and regulation to accommodate more students to meet growing demand for seats....

 2018-12-09 15:36 

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Locations of the 16 roads in Qatar with mobile radars (Sunday, December 9, 2018)...

There are quite a few changes today in the locations of mobile radars. The number of radars across Doha has been increased to 16. Keep an eye on your speedometer to avoid fine and also to reach safe....

 2018-12-09 02:50 

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Qatar Petroleum signs exploration deal marking its first entry into Mozambique...

Qatar Petroleum entered into an agreement with an ExxonMobil affiliate to acquire a 10% stake in three offshore exploration blocks in the Angoche and Zambezi basins in Mozambique....

 2018-12-08 18:03 

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First flowers festival opens at Souq Waqif...

First flowers festival, organized by Souq Waqif in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is a hit among residents, attracting a lot of crowd since its inauguration on Thursday....

 2018-12-08 18:03 

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Flower festival opens at Souq Waqif...

First flowers festival, organized by Souq Waqif in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is a hit among residents, attracting a lot of crowd since its inauguration on Thursday....

 2018-12-08 09:58 

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Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition early Saturday rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages....

 2018-12-08 09:29 

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Amir honours winners of Anti-Corruption Award in Kuala Lumpur...

Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and UN Secretary-General9;s Representative and Executive Director of UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, honoured the winners of Sheikh Tamim bi...

 2018-12-08 09:29 

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Award supports UN's efforts to achieve development globally...

The Attorney-General and the President of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), H E Dr Ali bin Fattis Al Marri, affirmed that 'Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award', was launche...

 2018-12-08 09:28 

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Indian Navy ship to arrive at Doha Port today...

INS Tarangini, the first sail training ship of the Indian Navy, will arrive today at Doha Port on a three-day visit to Qatar....

 2018-12-08 09:28 

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Al Kaabi leads Qatar's delegation to its last Opec meeting...

The Minister took part in the 175th meeting of the Opec ministerial conference, which was held in Vienna on Thursday to discuss a number of developments related to the oil markets and production levels....

 2018-12-08 09:12 

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How OPEC math arrives at its 800,000-barrel cutback share...

OPEC's lack of transparency on how much its nations are supposed to be pumping has become almost infamous among oil traders, but on Friday the group eventually managed to provide a relatively comprehensible idea of its plans....

 2018-12-08 09:12 

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Book fair a big hit among children, family...

The children book stalls are attracting more visitors, despite the fact that the fair has coincided with schools' exams and the preparation for celebrations of the National Day, students and parents were seen interested in children books....

 2018-12-08 06:00 

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In William Barr, Trump finds traditional DoJ pick who has taken his side...

President Donald Trump may have found a new attorney general with an almost unique set of characteristics - an establishment Republican with unimpeachable credentials who's also experienced in helping bury an investigation into a president's allie...

 2018-12-08 04:11 

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Ted Baker CEO to take leave of absence...

Ted Baker's CEO and founder Ray Kelvin is to take a voluntary leave of absence while allegations about his conduct are investigated, the British fashion retailer said on Friday....

 2018-12-08 03:55 

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Oil producers join forces and cut production again...

Oil prices spiked sharply higher Friday as major oil producers, including the OPEC cartel, agreed to cut global oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day to reduce oversupply....

 2018-12-08 03:55 

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JPMorgan sees global political tumult putting a lid on megadeals...

Global political tumult is likely to dampen businesses' appetite for megadeals in 2019, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s global co-head for mergers and acquisitions Hernan Cristerna....

 2018-12-07 20:01 

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Amir: Broad prospects of cooperation with Malaysia...

The two sides agreed to form a joint high committee headed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, in addition to activate the joint economic committee formed since 2009. At the regional and international levels, the two sides discussed a number of...

 2018-12-07 19:37 

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Sheikha Moza visits Doha International Book Fair...

Sheikha Moza toured the pavilions of the government entities, cultural sector and Arab and international publishing houses that are participating at the fair....

 2018-12-07 18:33 

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UCQ showcases rich Qatari culture at QND celebrations...

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) showcased Qatari culture by hosting an array of activities yesterday....

 2018-12-07 16:50 

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Mobile radar to monitor 16 Qatar roads (Friday, December 7, 2018)...

There is one change today in the locations of mobile radars. Instead of University Street, it is Al Wakrah. Keep an eye on your speedometer to avoid fine and also to reach safe....

 2018-12-07 08:15 

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Itlaq and Oman's Tsaheel sign MoU...

The second edition of 'Made in Qatar' exhibition to be held outside the country, witnessed the signing of an MoU between the Doha-based Itlaq Business Management Company (Itlaq) and the Omani Center for Businessmen Services (Tsaheel) in Muscat....

 2018-12-07 08:14 

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QNB first in Qatar to deploy new generation of NCR's innovative ATMs...

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, announced yesterday that it is the first in Qatar to deploy a customer experience strategy powered by the next generation of innovative ATMs and interactive software developed by ...

 2018-12-07 08:05 

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Seminar on Qatari economy and financial system...

The seminar was attended by ambassadors of several Asian countries to Doha, which included envoys from India, Indonesia, Pakistan and many others....

 2018-12-07 05:45 

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Cameroon separatist leader goes on trial for 'terrorism'...

A separatist leader from the anglophone west of Cameroon went on trial Thursday on charges of...

 2018-12-07 05:45 

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Lagarde warns impatient markets that US-China deal isn't easy...

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde urged investors against reacting to every twist and turn of the trade war, saying that a lasting U.S.-China deal will take a...

 2018-12-07 05:44 

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US just became a net oil exporter for the first time in 75 years...

America turned into a net oil exporter last week, breaking 75 years of continued dependence on foreign oil and marking a pivotal -- even if likely brief -- moment toward what U.S. President Donald Trump has branded as 'energy independence.'...

 2018-12-07 04:28 

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'He thinks he's God': Macron's style fuels French protesters' ire...

The French have gone sour on their 40-year-old President Emmanuel Macron, who has been heckled and booed in recent days as he grapples with a tax revolt. Why does he inspire such hatred among the...

 2018-12-07 04:28 

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Museums in Paris, Eiffel Tower fear riots, will close Saturday...

Paris's Eiffel Tower will close on Saturday over fears of fresh violence during nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as police urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut their doors too....

 2018-12-06 22:53 

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Prime Minister opens Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital...

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani today inaugurated Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)....

 2018-12-06 20:51 

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Things to do this weekend in Qatar (December 6-8, 2018)...

Qatar residents will get to witness beautiful light shows and indulge in scrumptious burgers here this weekend. We have made a list of all the exciting outdoor and indoor activities happening in Qatar. If you know of any other events happening around Qata...

 2018-12-06 18:59 

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Ooredoo introduces new safety device to track children and pets...

Parents and pet owners in Qatar can now keep tabs on their children and their pets any time of the day or night, thanks to an exciting new launch from Ooredoo....

 2018-12-06 18:52 

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At least three dead in bomb attack in southern Iran -TV...

At least three people were killed in a bomb attack in southeastern Iran on Thursday, state TV reported, adding that many others were injured....

 2018-12-06 15:25 

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Mobile radar to monitor 16 Qatar roads (Thursday, December 6, 2018)...

There is one change today in the locations of mobile radars. Instead of Orbital Highway, it is University Street. Keep an eye on your speedometer to avoid fine and also to reach safely....

 2018-12-06 11:52 

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Huawei global CFO arrested in Canada; China protests, urges release...

Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States, Canada's Department of Justice said on Wednesday....

 2018-12-06 11:38 

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Amir's Malaysia visit to focus more on economic cooperation...

Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived yesterday evening in Kuala Lumpur on a working visit to Malaysia. H H the Amir was welcomed upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Saifuddin A...

 2018-12-06 11:20 

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PM inaugurates Lusail Marina Promenade...

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated the Lusail Marina Promenade, during a ceremony held on the walkway in Lusail City, this evening....

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