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Qatar condemns UAE claim on threat to air safety

The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority reiterated that Qatar is committed to the highest standards in maintaining civil aviation safety and security. 12:44:07 PM
Emir, Sierra Leone president discuss ways to enhance ties His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio held yesterday an official round of talks at the Emiri Diwan. 12:56:43 AM
QU, Amwal to collaborate in executive training, education Qatar University College of Business and Economics (QU-CBE) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amwal Company to establish collaboration in the field of executive training, education, and research. 12:55:02 AM

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It's a boy: Kate, wife of UK's Prince William, gives birth to third child

Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child for the British royal couple and now fifth in line to the throne. 04:40:43 PM
Madagascans return to protests after clashes Hundreds of Madagascan opposition supporters returned to the streets on Monday to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on an anti-government demonstration. 02:29:22 PM
32 Chinese tourists killed in North Korea bus crash A bus crash in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Monday. 01:58:03 PM

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Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding

Residents and medics told Reuters that 20 people attending the celebration were killed and at least 30 injured. 11:57:32 AM
Palestinian dies of wounds, bringing Gaza toll to 40 A spokesman for the Hamas-controlled territory's health ministry named the latest fatalities as Tahrir Wahada, 18, and Abdullah Shamali, 20. 11:33:29 AM
Five civilians killed in regime shelling on IS-held district Five civilians have been killed in 24 hours in regime shelling on a southern district of Syria’s capital held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said yesterday. 12:20:50 AM

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Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies

Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology. 10:45:51 AM
UDC, QNB sign letter of intent to finance Gewan Island project United Development Company (UDC), one of Qatar’s leading shareholding companies and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, and QNB have signed a letter of intent to work on providing future financing required for the development of Gewan Island project. 11:07:41 PM
Doha Bank posts 5% rise in Q1 profit to QR381mn Doha Bank has reported about 5% year-on-year growth in net profit to QR381mn in the first three months of this year. 11:05:38 PM

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Qatar’s Adel Abdulla suffers setback to T2 campaign

Qatar’s Adel Abdulla suffered a devastating setback to his chances of regaining the FIA T2 World Championship after he was deprived of a first ever victory in the category at his home Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR) by a niggling electrical issue yesterday. 11:45:10 PM
Przygonski seals win after late drama for al-Attiyah Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul confirmed a dramatic and vital victory in the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally after overnight leader Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah suffered terminal engine issues on the run down Qatar’s west coast on the final stage yesterday. 11:44:25 PM
Qatar athletes shine in Arab Championship in Amman Qatar athletics team kept its winning streak by claiming two gold medals and one silver medal on the second day of Arab Youth Athletics Championship 2018 in Amman, Jordan. 11:42:53 PM

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Natalie Portman 12:12:00 AM
The ‘Next Eleven’ and the world economy On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy challenges. After all, in 2005, my Goldman Sachs colleagues and I had listed Vietnam as one of the Next Eleven (N-11) 11:32:50 PM
New study shows how HIV evades the immune system It is heartening that scientists have just discovered a new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system, and which shows precisely how the virus avoids elimination. 11:28:55 PM

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Knowing Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer looks at herself in the mirror. As she stares at her reflection, her eyes begin to fill with tears. 11:27:45 PM
Anger, and silence, over Kashmir rape A horrifying case of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in the state of Jammu & Kashmir led to shock across India. 11:19:58 PM
QPSCoY 2018 unites young singing students Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year (QPSCoY) 2018 competition returned for its second edition and lined up 12 choirs from schools across Qatar. 11:14:53 PM

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The second Aspire Lake Festival

The second Aspire Lake Festival took spectators through half-hour ‘magical journey,’ featuring more than 40 artists and experts with a showcase of theatrical performances and fireworks displays at Aspire Park. 07:42:17 PM
Newly opened Orbital Highway Phase-I, Qatar Almost two-third of the ambitious Orbital Highway and Truck Route linking the newly constructed Hamad Port in Mesaieed with the Ras Laffan Industrial City on the northern side is ready now. 04:28:14 PM
The Khalifa International Stadium The Khalifa International Stadium, which is hosting the Emir Cup final on Friday, will give spectators a new experience ... 12:08:25 PM

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