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Qatar sovereign fund said to plan new foreign investments despite sanctions

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Qatar sovereign fund said to plan new foreign investments despite sanctions

- By Tom Finn and Joshua Franklin. DOHA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, with around $300 billion to its name, is shrugging off the country's diplomatic crisis with its neighbours and planning to expand its holdings. Its chief executive was quoted on Wednesday as saying there were no plans to liquidate foreign assets -- as some investors had speculated -- and that the fund would soon announce big new international investments
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Rakyat Qatar dibenar tunai haji

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Rakyat Qatar dibenar tunai haji

- RIYADH: Raja Arab Saudi, Raja Salman mengarahkan sempadan berhampiran Qatar dibuka bagi membolehkan rakyat negara itu mengerjakan haji, lapor media tempatan. Keputusan dibuat selepas Doha menghantar utusan buat kali pertama sejak Arab Saudi, Mesir, Bahrain dan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE) memutuskan hubungan diplomatik dengan Qatar sejak 5 Jun lalu. Agensi berita Arab Saudi melaporkan, Raja Salman mengarahkan jemaah Qatar dibenarkan masuk melalui sempadan bagi memudahkan mereka menunaikan rukun Islam kelima itu
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الرئيس التنفيذي لجهاز قطر للاستثمار: لا نخطط لبيع أصول وسنعلن عن استثمارات كبيرة قريبا

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الرئيس التنفيذي لجهاز قطر للاستثمار: لا نخطط لبيع أصول وسنعلن عن استثمارات كبيرة قريبا

- نفى سعادة الشيخ عبدالله بن محمد بن سعود آل ثاني الرئيس التنفيذي لجهاز قطر للاستثمار، نية الجهاز تسييل أصوله الاستثمارية حول العالم.. مؤكدا أنه سيتم الإعلان عن استثمارات كبيرة في الأيام القليلة القادمة.
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الحوار هو الحل.. جاويش أوغلو يؤكد على عدم صواب فرض حصار على قطر

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الحوار هو الحل.. جاويش أوغلو يؤكد على عدم صواب فرض حصار على قطر

- جدد وزير الخارجية التركي مولود جاويش أوغلو اليوم، موقف بلاده من الأزمة الخليجية والداعي لجمع أطراف الخلاف حول طاولة الحوار، باعتبار هذه الخطوة هي الحل الأمثل لإنهاء الحصار المفروض على دولة قطر.
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مواطنون وأصحاب حملات: السعودية تحرم حجاج قطر من أداء فريضة الحج

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مواطنون وأصحاب حملات: السعودية تحرم حجاج قطر من أداء فريضة الحج

- أكد مواطنون وأصحاب حملات حج وعمرة لـ "الشرق" أن المملكة العربية السعودية نجحت في منع حجاج قطر من أداء مناسك الحج لهذا العام، مشيرين إلى أن المملكة ومنذ اندلاع الأزمة الخليجية وضعت خطة "إعلامية" تستهدف زرع الكراهية في نفوس أبناء السعودية.
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Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

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Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

- Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual pilgrimage to Makkah, official state media said in Riyadh. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on June 5. The king ordered that Qatari pilgrims be allowed “to enter Saudi Arabia through the border crossing to do the pilgrimage,” said a statement from the Saudi News Agency
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المصرف يعلن عن الفائزين في أول سحب لحملة الصيف

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المصرف يعلن عن الفائزين في أول سحب لحملة الصيف

- أعلن مصرف قطر الإسلامي "المصرف"، عن أسماء أول ثلاثين فائزا في حملته الصيفية السنوية "اربح يومياً مع بطاقات ڤيزا المصرف"، وأسماء أول أربعة فائزين في حملة "اربح أسبوعياً مع بطاقات ماستركارد من المصرف"
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"ملاحة" تطلق أول خدمة نقل مباشر للحاويات بين قطر والكويت

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"ملاحة" تطلق أول خدمة نقل مباشر للحاويات بين قطر والكويت

- أعلنت شركة "ملاحة"، عن إطلاقها أول خدمة نقل مباشر للحاويات بين دولة قطر ودولة الكويت. وأوضحت الشركة في بيان اليوم، أن الخدمة الجديدة ستعمل بشكل أسبوعي بين ميناء حمد في قطر وميناء الشويخ في الكويت.
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Kenya's Odinga to challenge Kenyatta's victory in court

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Kenya's Odinga to challenge Kenyatta's victory in court

- Kenya's opposition will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory at the Supreme Court, opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced. Odinga, who lost to Kenyatta in the August 8 presidential race, made the announcement on Wednesday accusing the ruling party of a "computer-generated presidency". Odinga has claimed that the election results were hacked and rigged in favour of incumbent, Kenyatta, who won a second term with 54 percent of the vote
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Bruised but coping, Qatar's economy remains strong: Experts

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Bruised but coping, Qatar's economy remains strong: Experts

- DOHA: Qatar's economy has been hit by the sanctions imposed by a Saudi-led Arab bloc but the emirate's economy is strong enough to survive, analysts say. Since Jun 5, Saudi Arabia and allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates shut down air, maritime and land links with Qatar, and imposed economic sanctions, accusing Doha of supporting "terrorists" and of being too close to Iran
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Is Brazil no longer safe for refugees and immigrants?

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Is Brazil no longer safe for refugees and immigrants?

- On July 28, a Syrian refugee was assaulted in Rio de Janerio's picturesque Copacabana neighbourhood as he was trying to make a living by selling sfihas - an Arab snack popular in Brazil - in the street. According to the Brazilian media, 33-year-old Mohamed Ali Abdelmoatty Ilenavvy was attacked by the members of an alleged "street vendor mafia" for setting his stall in another vendor's spot
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US slams allies for violating religious freedom

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US slams allies for violating religious freedom

- US allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Tillerson made the comments on Tuesday at the State Department while introducing the agency's annual report on religious freedom, required by a 1998 act of Congress
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Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

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Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

- Brazil's Supreme Court will decide this week on a landmark indigenous land rights ruling, against what activists and international bodies say is a backdrop of rising violence and diminishing rights for indigenous people in the country. On Wednesday, the court will judge whether indigenous people will have the right to three territories - two in Mato Grosso state and one in Rio Grande do Sul - which experts say could have far reaching consequences for indigenous people across Brazil
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د. علي المري: 80 % من مواطني دول الحصار فضلوا البقاء في قطر

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د. علي المري: 80 % من مواطني دول الحصار فضلوا البقاء في قطر

- قال سعادة الدكتور علي بن صميخ المري رئيس اللجنة الوطنية لحقوق الإنسان إنّ القرارات التي أصدرتها دول الحصار في 5 يونيو الماضي مست العلاقات الاجتماعية للأسر الخليجية.
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Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria

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Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria

- A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram fighters. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said. In all, 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, epicentre of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram
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Cox: Qatar kerfuffle could tip Aramco to New York

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Cox: Qatar kerfuffle could tip Aramco to New York

- One exception may be companies who count entities controlled by the Al Thani monarchy, primarily through Qatar's $300 billion-plus sovereign wealth fund, as important shareholders. If so, these regional grievances may alter the trajectory of one of the biggest deals in the history of global capital markets, the planned initial public offering sometime next year of the $2 trillion Saudi Aramco
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  • Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims
    Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

    , gulfnews.com

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual pilgrimage to Makkah, official state media said in Riyadh. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on June 5. The king ordered that Qatari pilgrims be allowed “to enter Saudi Arabia through the border crossing to do the pilgrimage,” said a statement from the Saudi News Agency
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Politics & Government

  • Kenya's Odinga calms supporters over 'stolen' votes
    Kenya's Odinga calms supporters over 'stolen' votes

    , aljazeera.com

    Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on his supporters not to go to work until he announces his next course of action after losing an election to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Odinga's move came on Sunday after the international community appealed to him to send out a message to try to halt deadly protests. "Do not leave your homes. Do not go to work
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Sports

  • AFC allows 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to play in qualifiers
    AFC allows 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to play in qualifiers

    , channelnewsasia.com

    HONG KONG: Qatar's national football team will be permitted to play in the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2022 World Cup despite being given an automatic berth in the finals as tournament hosts, the Asian Football Confederation has said. Under the current system, the 12 teams advancing to the final phase of Asian qualifying for 2022 also secure places at the finals of the Asian Cup the following year
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Business

  • Bruised but coping, Qatar's economy remains strong: Experts
    Bruised but coping, Qatar's economy remains strong: Experts

    , channelnewsasia.com

    DOHA: Qatar's economy has been hit by the sanctions imposed by a Saudi-led Arab bloc but the emirate's economy is strong enough to survive, analysts say. Since Jun 5, Saudi Arabia and allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates shut down air, maritime and land links with Qatar, and imposed economic sanctions, accusing Doha of supporting "terrorists" and of being too close to Iran
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Technology

  • UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar gov't sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington Post
    UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar gov't sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington Post

    , reuters.com

    The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an "Islamic power," the Post reported. In response, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar said in late May that hackers had posted fake remarks by the emir, an explanation rejected by Gulf states
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Health

  • Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam
    Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

    , aljazeera.com

    An ongoing cholera epidemic which has swept war-ravaged Yemen is the "largest ever recorded" in a single year, with more than 360,000 suspected cases in the three months since the outbreak started, the charity Oxfam said. Since cholera began to spread in April, the epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, while the country grapples with death, starvation, malnutrition and diseases due to a worsening humanitarian situation caused by the war, Oxfam said in a statement on Friday
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Society & Culture

  • US slams allies for violating religious freedom
    US slams allies for violating religious freedom

    , aljazeera.com

    US allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Tillerson made the comments on Tuesday at the State Department while introducing the agency's annual report on religious freedom, required by a 1998 act of Congress
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims
    Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

    , gulfnews.com

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual pilgrimage to Makkah, official state media said in Riyadh. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on June 5. The king ordered that Qatari pilgrims be allowed “to enter Saudi Arabia through the border crossing to do the pilgrimage,” said a statement from the Saudi News Agency
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Entertainment & Arts

  • George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77
    George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

    , aljazeera.com

    George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero is credited with reinventing the movie zombie with his directorial debut, the 1968 cult classic, "Night of the Living Dead." The movie set the rules imitators lived by: Zombies move slowly, lust for human flesh and can only be killed when shot in the head
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Travel & Recreation

  • Qatar Airways CEO Apologizes After Calling U.S. Flight Attendants ‘Grandmothers’
    Qatar Airways CEO Apologizes After Calling U.S. Flight Attendants ‘Grandmothers’

    , people.com

    The CEO of Qatar Airlines, has apologized for calling U.S. flight attendants “grandmothers” during a speech in Ireland last week. Akbar Al Baker bragged that the average age of Qatar Airways’ cabin crew is just 26, while passengers on U.S airlines are “always being served by grandmothers.” “Competition among air carriers is robust. This is healthy, especially for our passengers, but our competition must remain respectful,” he wrote in a letter to the Association of Flight Attendants
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Law & Crime

  • Brazil court favours indigenous groups in land dispute
    Brazil court favours indigenous groups in land dispute

    , aljazeera.com

    Brazilian indigenous activists celebrated on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled against a state seeking compensation for land that had been declared tribal reserves. The ruling against Mato Grosso state in western Brazil was seen as a victory for indigenous rights in the face of constant pressure from the powerful agricultural lobby. The state had argued that the tribal reserves were created out of its land, but the court rejected this 8-0, saying that the territory had long belonged to the native peoples
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Science & Nature

  • Flooding concerns return to northeastern India
    Flooding concerns return to northeastern India

    , aljazeera.com

    Once again, parts of northeastern India, along with Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, are facing more flooding as monsoon rain threatens to cause the rivers in the region to overflow. The intensity of the rainfall in recent days has been remarkable, even by monsoon standards. In Pasighat, Arunchal Pradesh, 1,213 millimetres of rain have fallen in the last four days. For comparison, that's three times as much rain as falls in Madrid in a whole year
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Media & Information

  • Qatar and the ‘money diplomacy’ strategy
    Qatar and the ‘money diplomacy’ strategy

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: About a month ago the top of the iconic New York tower, Empire State building, was lit with colours of the Qatari flag. That was to mark 10 years since Qatar Airways’ first flight to the American city. The event was hailed by Qatari media, and other media outlets funded by Qatar, amid the diplomatic turmoil caused by Qatari statements reinforcing its policy of supporting terrorism and extremism
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