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Delhi orders ban on pollutive firecrackers ahead of Diwali to 'save lives'

Delhi authorities ordered a ban on the storage, use and sale of firecrackers in the Indian capital late on Wednesday ahead of the Diwali festival to curb air pollution levels which cause thousands of deaths each year.

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First all-civilian crew launched to orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

A billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens chosen to join him blasted off from Florida on Wednesday aboard a SpaceX rocket ship and soared into orbit, the first all-civilian crew ever to circle the Earth from space.

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First all-civilian crew launched to orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Inspiration4 crew launches from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 15, 2021.


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A view shows burnt trees after wildfire in Ain Draham in Jendouba, Tunisia.

Tunisian wildfires scorch poor region’s cork industry

For cork collector Khaled Warhani, the wildfires that devastated part...

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Syria ‘bleak’ with violence upsurge, economic woes: UN

The upsurge in violence in Syria, combined with its plummeting...

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Palestinian youth shot by occupation forces south of Bethlehem

A Palestinian youth was shot by the Israeli occupation forces on...

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Uneasy calm in Syria’s Daraa after truce

An uneasy calm held sway in a southern Syrian city yesterday after...


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Europe energy crunch forcing factories in UK to shut down

Europe’s energy crunch has forced a major fertilizer maker to shut down two UK plants, the first sign that a record rally in gas and power prices is threatening to slow the region’s economic recovery.

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Outlook for stronger 2022 oil demand offering support to bullish traders, says Rystad Energy

Global oil demand may average 100.03mn barrels per day (bpd) in 2022, up 4.24mn bpd from 2021; Rystad Energy said and noted that in a slow vaccination scenario, it expects oil demand to only reach 99.07mn bpd.

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Wasata Financial Securities to begin liquidity provisioning for newly listed Mekdam

Inma Holding Company on Thursday said its fully-owned brokerage arm Wasata Financial Securities will begin liquidity provisioning for the newly listed Mekdam Holding from October 3.

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QSE Thursday gains 70 points, inches near 11,220

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Thursday gained 70 points to inch near the 11,200 points, mainly on the back of foreign funds’ substantial net buying.

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Marks & Spencer shuts France stores on Brexit fallout

British retailer Marks and Spencer said Thursday it planned to shut more than half its stores in France with Brexit affecting supplies of fresh and chilled products.

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Biggest Saudi IPO since Aramco sees ACWA planning $1.2bn offer

ACWA Power International, one of Saudi Arabia’s main vehicles for building renewable energy projects, is set to raise up to 4.55bn riyals ($1.2bn) in what would be the biggest offering in Riyadh since Saudi Aramco’s listing.

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