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'Qatar is rich enough to face threats of the blockade'

Finance minister tells The Times newspaper that economic fundamentals of Qatar are in better position than its rivals.

Qatar is 40 per cent faster

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German police and protesters clash before G20 summit

Water cannons, pepper spray and batons were used by police to disperse protesters as the march was marked by violence.

A standoff between anti-capitalist protesters and police

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Energy giants seek role in Qatar's gas expansion

ExxonMobil, Shell and Total express interest in helping Qatar increase LNG output by 30 percent, sources tell Reuters.

LNG supplier

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Emirates, Turkish Airlines say US laptop ban lifted

The airlines say travellers flying to the US from Istanbul and Dubai can now carry their electronic devices on board.

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Assad appears on Syrian banknote for first time

New 2,000-pound banknotes featuring Bashar al-Assad's face go into circulation in Damascus and a number of provinces.

Bashar al-Assad's face

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US removes Abu Dhabi from laptop ban flight list

The decision came after US officials visited and approved a 'preclearance facility' at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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French energy giant Total to sign South Pars gas deal

Total is the first Western energy company to invest in Iran's oil fields after sanctions were eased last year.

Total boss Patrick Pouyanne

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Thousands rally against upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg

More rallies scheduled to take place in German city before the leaders of industrialised economies meet on July 7 and 8.

rally against upcoming G20 summit

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Indian businesses brace for chaos amid GST tax reform

Many businesses say they are not prepared for the goods and services tax that will take effect on July 1.

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Qatari riyal trade disrupted at several UK banks

Gulf crisis affects overseas trading of Qatar's currency, making it unavailable at several British banks.

Qatari riyal

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