The layoffs had initially been slated for June after the Gulf state's decision to merge the two liquified natural gas (LNG) divisions of Qatar Petroleum.
Iraqi oil crews have resumed operations at a 20,000 barrel-per-day refinery in the north of the country.
The inspection requests concerned more than 12,493 samples of diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones.
Russian wheat supplies to Sudan totalled 702,000 tonnes in January-August, the Kremlin said.
For first time, Gulf oil ministers not meeting before OPEC
Gulf stock markets generally firmed in early trade on Thursday with Emaar Properties continuing to rebound in Dubai
Responsible investment and FinTech are both a response to the failure of the financial sector to fully play its expected role in society
Traders should be monitoring spreads between Spanish and German bond yields in the next couple of days