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Arrangements being made for amnesty beneficiaries in Gulf: Indian minister

Arrangements are being made for amnesty beneficiaries in the Gulf,...

QRCS extends vital support to Gaza medical sector

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has delivered 800 rapid antigen...

QF partner Tamuq produces face shields for QRCS to aid in virus fight

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will soon have 1,000 critically...

Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi

All set for Secondary School Certificate exams: Ministry

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has completed its...

Kuzmenko: praises Qatar

Aid a manifestation of true friendship: Ukraine envoy

Qatar’s medical aid to Ukraine, provided under the directives of His...


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UN urges China, India to ease border dispute

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising border tensions between India and China and has urged both countries not to do anything to heighten it.

India

India wilts as summer scorchers add to Covid, locust woes

India is wilting under a heatwave, with temperatures in places reaching 50C and the capital enduring its hottest May day in nearly two decades.

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Infections top 150,000, with 42.44% recovery

Maintaining the plateau of over 6,000 cases, India yesterday crossed the psychological 150,000 mark of total Covid-19 cases so far.


Region
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Iranian lawmakers attend the opening ceremony of Iran's 11th parliament, as the spread of the corona

New Iran parliament convenes under strict coronavirus curbs

Iran's parliament reconvened on Wednesday after the Feb. 21 elections...

Smoke billows amid clashes between fighters loyal to Yemen's separatist Southern Transitional Counci

Missile attack on Yemen army base in Marib kills seven

Houthi fighters in Yemen fired missiles at a military base of the...

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Virus lockdowns affect Eid celebrations in Mideast

Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr...

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Iranians mark end of Ramadan

Iranians in a rare event mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan...


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OBG

Growing appetite for Shariah-compliant banking, takaful products in Qatar: OBG

Shariah-compliant banking and takaful products see an increasing appetite in the local market, although conventional players still dominate Qatar’s banking and insurance sectors, Oxford Business Group has said in a report.

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Japan eyes new $1.1tn stimulus to combat virus pandemic pain

Japan will compile a new $1.1tn stimulus package that includes significant direct spending, to stop the coronavirus pandemic pushing the world’s third-largest economy deeper into recession, a budget draft seen by Reuters showed yesterday.

Charles Li

HKEX CEO calls for confidence in HK’s status as financial hub

Hong Kong stock exchange’s boss called for confidence that the city will maintain its “undisputed” role as Asia’s financial nave even as it battles the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and political unrest.

Thailand

Thailand’s parliament urged to pass $60bn virus stimulus bill

Thailand’s premier yesterday urged parliament to approve the kingdom’s biggest-ever stimulus package to revive an economy battered by coronavirus, which has brought tourism to a standstill, slashed exports and left millions jobless.

BSE

Sensex roars back with 995 points gain; rupee falls against the dollar

Indian markets finished yesterday’s session with strong gains with Sensex and Nifty surging closed over 3% as institutional investors stepped in to buy beaten-down banking stocks.

Ursula von der Leyen

EU unveils unprecedented post-Covid recovery plan

European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen yesterday proposed a €750bn post-virus recovery fund for Europe and urged sceptical member states to back it.

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

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