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Qatar embarks on potential $15bn shopping spree in Asia

Qatar Investment AuthorityThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has purchased a stake in a Hong Kong department store chain, beginning a potential $15bn spending spree targeting China, Japan and South Korea, reported the Financial Times.


Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees

Lebanese flagThe Lebanese will no longer accept Syrian refugees fleeing the unrest in their home, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas announced on Monday.


Remembering Shuja'iyya

Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah inspecting his statuesIMAGES

Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah has erected clay-covered fibreglass statues in Shuja'iyya, depicting Palestinians who fled their houses from Israeli shelling during Operation Protective Edge.


Kuwait boycotts international companies working with Israel in the occupied territories

Kuwaiti flagThe Palestinian Ministry of Trade and Industry has opened a legal investigation to determine which companies deal with Israel in the occupied territories at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after it had been informed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation that the British-based multinational security services company G4S, which works for Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories, is suspected to have branches in Kuwait, Al-Quds newspaper reported on Tuesday.