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 2018-06-25 06:36 

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Amir Congratulates President of Turkey...

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held a telephone conversation with HE President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday evening to congratulate him on his victory in the presidential elections...

 2018-06-25 00:03 

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England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1...

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England marched into the last 16 of the World Cup after with a record 6-1 win over a woeful Panama in their World Cup Group G match on Sunday....

 2018-06-24 20:04 

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As part of downsizing Etihad tells pilots they can join rival Emirates on secondment...

Etihad Airways has told its pilots they can join rival Emirates on a temporary basis for two years, according to an internal Etihad email seen by Reuters, as the downsizing of the Abu Dhabi carrier's operations helps fill a pilot shortage for Dubai...

 2018-06-24 19:01 

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List of summer camps in Qatar to keep your children busy...

Qatar has quite a few interesting activities for kids lined up in the form of summer camps. Here are a few of them....

 2018-06-24 17:05 

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Mobile radar to monitor five Qatar roads (Sunday, June 24)...

Qatar Traffic Department has been taking various steps and initiatives to ensure speeding and related accidents do not occur....

 2018-06-24 16:48 

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Al Marri calls on EU to take strong and quick measures against siege countries' violations...

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Dr Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, has called on the European Union (EU) to take strong, quick measures and practical steps to condemn the violations that affect thousands of Gulf families as result of ...

 2018-06-24 16:14 

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'Qatar offers attractive environment for investors'...

Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani said that the State of Qatar provides an attractive investment environment that has made it a leading investment destination, thanks to a series of measures taken by the State to encour...

 2018-06-24 16:07 

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Probe on traffic accident at Khalifa Al Attiyah intersection continues...

The investigation on the recent traffic accident at the intersection of Khalifa Al Attiyah that led to the fall of a vehicle from a height of 10 metres from a bridge on February 22 is still continuing and the case has been transferred to Public Prosecutio...

 2018-06-24 16:02 

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Qatar participates in Opec meetings...

During the meeting, all parties agreed to comply with production adjustments agreed upon in Vienna in December 2016, when the State of Qatar was President of the Opec Conference....

 2018-06-24 15:53 

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Fitch upgrades Doha Bank's outlook to stable from negative...

Qatar has been ranked 25th in 'the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-18....

 2018-06-24 15:35 

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FDI in Qatar rises 27% showing investors' trust...

The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Qatar has risen by around 27 percent last year, which shows that the trust of global investors on the country's economy is intact....

 2018-06-24 15:19 

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Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone attracts huge crowd...

More than 25,000 football fans from all over Qatar attended the Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone since its opening....

 2018-06-23 20:24 

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OPEC meets Russia and allies to agree oil output boost...

OPEC meets Russia and other allies on Saturday to clinch a new deal raising oil output, a day after agreeing a production hike within the group itself but confusing the market as to how much more oil it will pump....

 2018-06-23 19:49 

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Al Sada: Qatar working hard to boost energy output...
 2018-06-23 19:23 

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NHRC calls on UN rights body to suspend Saudi and UAE...

Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has called upon the United Nations Human Rights Council to suspend the membership of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Council for their severe and systematic violations of hu...

 2018-06-23 18:06 

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MoTC creating awareness on cyber bullying...

To make the digital world a safer space for people particularly kids, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has launched an online awareness campaign on cyber bullying....

 2018-06-23 16:51 

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$24bn worth of goods traded between Qatar and US in five years...

The Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem bin Mohammed Al Thani, said yesterday in Washington that Qatar is keen to further bolster bilateral ties with US across all fields, particularly on the economic and investment levels....

 2018-06-23 15:52 

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Farm production rises over 100%...

Qatari farms have increased their produce by more than one hundred percent since the siege was imposed on Qatar one year ago, and over 400 protected houses (shaded agricultural facilities) were also built at a number of farms, said a source at the Ministr...

 2018-06-22 17:37 

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Call to resolve differences through dialogue...

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said that differences must be resolved through dialogue, not the blockade, calling for a regional security partnership between all countries in the Middle...

 2018-06-22 17:37 

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Renovated beaches draw huge crowds during Eid...

The newly renovated beaches by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment have received huge crowds of visitors- families and individuals during Eid Al Fitr holidays and weekends....

 2018-06-22 17:28 

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Recent initiatives consolidated Qatar's partnership with US...

Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani discussed a series of meetings with US officials, on the sidelines of the "Select USA" investment summit in Washington, of enhancing bilateral relations between Qat...

 2018-06-22 17:28 

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Qatar Petroleum: Regulatory compliance top priority...

Qatar Petroleum has stressed that it always give the highest importance to the regulatory compliance in all geographic areas in which it operates....

 2018-06-22 17:28 

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Al Sada warns of slow return of investments to oil sector...

Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammad bin Saleh Al Sada, warned of the impact of the slow return of investments to the oil sector on the market supply....

 2018-06-22 13:33 

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Survivors report 220 migrants drowned off Libya in recent days: UNHCR...

Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll this year on that route to more than 1,000, the United Nations said on Thursday....

 2018-06-22 13:33 

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Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups...

Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban....

 2018-06-22 12:45 

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Strong wind expected today...

Strong wind is expected over most areas and poor horizontal visibility inshore and strong wind and high sea offshore for today....

 2018-06-22 12:45 

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DWF Global launches 'Don't Waste Dress' initiative...

The formal inauguration of the project was held recently in Doha by handing over around 300kg of locally received dress items to the Child Aid Foundation for Africa....

 2018-06-22 12:45 

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Bradma Qatar Foods launches new identity...

Bradma Qatar Foods, the leading name in food wholesale and retail, recently revealed the organisation's new visual identity at an event here....

 2018-06-22 03:56 

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Junior UK trade minister resigns over plans to expand Heathrow airport...

Greg Hands, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chelsea and Fulham, which is located under the Heathrow flight path, pledged to his constituents at last year's general election to vote against any expansion of the airport....

 2018-06-21 21:14 

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Merkel pledges $100M loan for troubled Jordan...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month....

 2018-06-21 19:51 

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Car rolls over and falls from a bridge on Doha Expressway...

A major accident took place last night on the February 22 Street on Doha Expressway (Al Shamal Road)....

 2018-06-21 19:15 

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Things to do this weekend in Qatar (June 21-June 23, 2018)...

From Summer Entertainment City to Qatar Fan Zone for Russia World Cup, Qatar has it all for the weekend and the coming days. We have shortlisted the best ones for you....

 2018-06-21 19:11 

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Qatar achieved goal to provide water, sanitation services to all...
 2018-06-21 18:45 

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Qatar Fan Zone becomes big hit...

The magic of football continues to charm fans in Qatar. Over 18,000 fans from across the country have visited Qatar Fan Zone at Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena to cheer for their favourite World Cup teams....

 2018-06-21 17:52 

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OPEC strives for new deal as Iran still wary of output hike...

OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signalling it would support only a modest increase in supply....

 2018-06-21 16:55 

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Call for better vehicle care to ward off fire accidents...

The General Directorate of Traffic has advised people not to leave their children in the vehicles even for a short time and to take more care of vehicles to avoid fire incidents as it occurs increasingly in the summer due to high temperature....

 2018-06-21 16:03 

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Qatar's first charity treasure hunt to be held at Aspire Dome...

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world's leading and fastest-growing onshore business and financial centres, is to organise Qatar's first charity treasure hunt 'Hand in Hand Treasure Hunt' at Aspire Dome, Aspire Zone on June 28...

 2018-06-21 15:13 

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QSE to launch investment incentives to boost market...

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) is poised to launch new investment incentives after a series of steps that have been taken during the current year to confirm its intention to develop its systems, making it a platform for attracting local and international inve...

 2018-06-21 05:48 

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Ivanka Trump stayed silent for days as border crisis mounted...
 2018-06-21 03:14 

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Qatar Airways warns of fake anniversary offers...
 2018-06-20 21:45 

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Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar in advanced merger talks: Report...

Qatari lenders Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar are in advanced talks to merge after discussions for a three-way merger with another bank collapsed last week, sources told Reuters on Wednesday....

 2018-06-20 19:37 

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Siege: Qatar presses OHCHR to end rights violations...

The State of Qatar lauded the objective and positive attitudes of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) towards the negative repercussions and human rights violations resulting from the unjust siege and unilateral measures that the ...

 2018-06-20 18:42 

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European shares post modest rebound as trade war fears linger on...

European shares opened higher on Wednesday but the modest rebound failed to erase the previous session's losses as investors' fears about the trade dispute between the United States and China linger on....

 2018-06-20 18:37 

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Qatar-Pakistan ties primed for massive boost: Outgoing envoy...

Pakistan will be looking to boost its thriving bilateral relations with Qatar by aligning trade aspirations between the two countries at a bigger scale, outgoing envoy Shahzad Ahmad has said....

 2018-06-20 17:45 

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Public parks go smart under MME initiative...

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Public Parks Department, has started works to develop modern public parks incorporating innovative ideas and smart technologies....

 2018-06-20 17:35 

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European business lobby says time is running out for China's reforms...

Time is running out for Beijing to fulfil its reform promises if it hopes to maintain stable growth, a top European business lobby said on Wednesday, contending that the roots of U.S.-China trade tensions began in China....

 2018-06-20 16:45 

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Meteorology Dept warns of strong wind and high sea...

Weather inshore until 6 pm on Wednesday will be hot during the day with slight dust to blowing dust at places, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report, warning of strong wind over most areas and poor horizontal visibility....

 2018-06-20 16:43 

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Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire, governor says...

Taliban militants killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the farwestern province of Badghis early on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since the end of their Eid ceasefire....

 2018-06-20 16:15 

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New investors flock to Qatar Stock Exchange for better returns...

The number of new investors in Qatar's stock market has risen sharply by 60 percent in 2017 indicating towards strengthening equity culture in the country....

 2018-06-20 16:03 

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Lapses at many levels of bank led to India's huge PNB fraud, internal report shows...

A $2 billion fraud at India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) may have been orchestrated by a few rogue employees, but it escaped detection because of widespread risk-control and monitoring lapses in many areas of the bank, the bank's own internal prob...

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