Sunday, August 19, 2018

Trump eyes Afghanistan’s mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan's mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost...

No to investment in gambling and sex, says China

SHANGHAI: A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and...

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON: Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging...

Brazilians glued to TV screens over corruption claims

BRASILIA: Brazilians are glued to a mesmerizing, disturbing new version of reality TV: back-to-back broadcasts of jailed executives accusing President Michel Temer and almost...

India offers $10 billion investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including...

Ukraine to receive $1 billion from IMF, Poroshenko

KIEV: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced on Monday. Poroshenko wrote...

China is creating new economic zone outside Beijing

BEIJING: China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a...

Wall Street dips in dramatic session as health bill pulled

NEW YORK: A dramatic session on Wall Street ended with stocks slightly lower on Friday as they pared losses in late-afternoon trading after Republicans...

The Islamic world’s last hope against terror: A non-violent Mujahid

LONDON: A narrative of an intrinsic link between Islam and violence is promoted by a small minority of extremists dividing our society into us...

No to investment in gambling and sex, says China

SHANGHAI: A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and...

China is creating new economic zone outside Beijing

BEIJING: China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a...

China’s Xi Warns Against Protectionism

DAVOS: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged global business and political elites to reject trade wars and protectionism, in his first public rebuttal of the...

Maldives rejects UN call to free ex-defense minister

COLOMBO: The Maldives on Monday rejected a UN call to release former Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim and pay him damages after he was jailed...

UK’s May meeting Trump with trade on agenda

WASHINGTON: Theresa May said she was delighted that Donald Trump’s administration had made a trade deal between the UK and the US “one of...
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