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Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will...

Qatar World Cup will fuel positive social change: al-Thawadi

The potential and momentum of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup is...

Afghanistan suicide attack condemned

Qatar yesterday condemned a suicide attack in the city of Jalalabad,...

Mall hosts summer festival

Children enjoy a performance on Sunday at Dar Al Salam Mall in Doha...

A moment from the fireworks held by Katara.

Eid events to end at Katara Monday

Katara - the Cultural Village to conclude its Eid celebrations Monday...

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Spectators at Qatar Fan Zone

A view of the audience at the official launch of the Qatar Fan Zone...


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Norway tests electric plane, sees passenger flights by 2025

Norway tested a two-seater electric plane yesterday and predicted a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world’s top buyers of electric cars.

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Merkel given two weeks to win EU migrants deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Bavarian allies have agreed to give her two weeks’ breathing space to find a European solution to a row over immigration that threatens to scupper her three-month-old coalition government.

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7,000 floating barrels launched in London

“This is not normal art … it is all about beauty,” said the artist Christo as a 600-tonne, 20m high floating sculpture made from more than 7,000 colourful oil barrels was unveiled on London’s Serpentine, gently bobbing amid ducks, swans and early morning swimmers.


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Houthi rebels are seen during a gathering to mobilise more fighters to the battlefront to fight pro-

Arab coalition bombs Houthis in Hodeidah, urges them to withdraw

Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the...

US forces set up a new base in Manbij, Syria. File picture: May 8

Syrian, Iraqi forces say US bombs military border positions, US denies

Syrian state media said on Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had...

Palestinian

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast

The 24-year-old man's death in northern Gaza followed a more than...

Yemen

Fears in Yemen after UN ceasefire efforts fizzle

Houthi rebels said the talks had failed, and the head of their...


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BAHRAIN

Bahrain credit default swaps surpass 2016 peak when oil cost $30

The cost of insuring Bahrain’s sovereign debt against default is at an historical high, amid continuing concerns over the country’s ability to tap international markets to stave off a potential financial crisis.

SAUDI

Saudi push for oil output hike faces dissent: Opec reality check

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies meet in Vienna this week to decide whether to relax oil-output caps, potentially setting up one of the most contentious meetings in recent history.

OPEC

Opec ‘aiming for modest output hike’ amid dissent

Opec is discussing a relatively modest production increase before its meeting in Vienna this week, an attempt to bridge the gap between Russia’s push for a big rise and Iran’s insistence that no change is needed.

HEAD

Head of VW’s Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

Volkswagen was holding crisis talks yesterday to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand, a source familiar with the discussions said, after German authorities arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions test cheating.

IC

ICICI Bank names Bakhshi interim head as CEO Kochhar goes on leave

Bakhshi, CEO of ICICI Prudential Life, named bank COO from today; Kochhar to go on leave during probe over nepotism allegations; ICICI conducting independent probe after whistleblower complaint

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Europe markets falter as trade war fears deepen

World stock markets faltered yesterday as traders eyed looming trade wars and worried about EU rifts over migration.

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