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All those recovering from Covid-19 advised to take booster dose three months after recovery

Those who have recovered from Covid-19 are advised to take the...

Indian embassy awarded land for constructing own building in West Bay

The Indian embassy has been awarded a piece of land to build its own...

General Directorate of Traffic announces electronic auction for special numbers

The General Directorate of Traffic at the Ministry of Interior (MoI)...

US embassy in Doha charge d’affaires Natalie A Baker.

Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture events 'received positive reactions'

Various Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture initiatives and activities...

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Children allowed in mosques, Awqaf eases restrictions

Children will be allowed inside mosques from Saturday, January 29....


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Indonesia jails poachers over killing of 5 Sumatran elephants

Nearly a dozen poachers were jailed by an Indonesian court Thursday over the 2020 killing of five critically endangered Sumatran elephants and the illegal trade of their lucrative tusks, as the Southeast Asian archipelago's battle with wildlife crime continues.

The explosive confirmation that London's Metropolitan Police force has now started its own investiga

UK's Johnson faces 'partygate' crunch

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced Wednesday for a potentially damning report into lockdown-breaching parties, after the launch of a police inquiry dramatically upped the stakes.

Hong Kong skyline is pictured from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong may maintain Covid isolation until 2024, risking exodus - Euro chamber

Hong Kong may only reopen in early 2024 because of its stringent Covid-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardise its role as a financial hub, the city's European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report.


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Hariri steps away from politics, upending election landscape

Lebanese leader Saad al-Hariri said yesterday he was stepping back...

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Lebanon's ex-PM Hariri says retires from political life

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced Monday he would...


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Fed signals raising rates ‘soon’ to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve signalled it will start raising interest rates “soon” and shrink its bond holdings after liftoff has begun, moving towards ending ultra-easy pandemic support to fight the hottest inflation in a generation.

Glencore

Glencore’s unit expands US grain trading in $1.13bn deal

Glencore Plc’s Viterra unit agreed to buy the grains business of Gavilon Group, making good on a long-standing goal to grow in the US as the commodity giant assesses the future of its agriculture operations.

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Apple tops China sales for first time in six years after Huawei fades

Apple Inc was China’s top-selling smartphone brand in 2021’s final quarter, industry research showed, taking top spot in the world’s largest mobile market for the first time since 2015.

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Higher oil prices set to lead to higher twin deficits, inflation in most Fitch-rated energy importers in Mena

Higher oil prices are set to lead to higher twin deficits and inflation in most Fitch-rated energy importers in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), the agency has said in a new report.

QSE

QSE edges lower despite gains in transport, consumer goods

The Qatar Stock Exchange Wednesday fell below 12,500 levels despite buying interests in the transport and consumer goods counters.

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Dallas seeks robust Qatar-US trade, investment ties, says city official

Officials of the US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) and Dallas, Texas have met recently to discuss ways of enhancing and expanding investment opportunities between the State of Qatar and the US, USQBC has announced.

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