Khashoggi named Time ‘Person of the Year’

NEW YORK: Time magazine has named slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Time magazine's "Person of the Year".  Khashoggi shared the honour with other targeted...

Dubai’s first synagogue comes to the forefront

DUBAI: The first synagogue in United Arab Emirates comes out of the shadows as relations between Israel and gulf nations grow.  Muslims and Jews have lived...

Iran’s commercial port, Charbahar attacked, 4 killed

TEHRAN: The strategic commercial port Charbahar in southern Iran has been attacked, killing Four people and injuring several more following a bomb explosion, according...

Macron suspends fuel tax to calm French protesters

PARIS: The French prime minister Edouard Philippe suspended increases to fuel taxes for six months in response to weeks of fierce protests. Prime minister Philippe announced...

Qatar pulls out of Saudi-led oil coalition OPEC

VIENNA: The the gas and oil rich gulf nation of Qatar has announced to withdraw from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) days before...

U.S. and China agree on trade peace deal

BUENOS AIRES: China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on Saturday after high-stakes talks in Argentina between...

World leaders meet in Argentina for G20 summit

BUENOS AIRES: The leaders of the world's 20 largest economies came together here on Friday for the annual G20 summit. The leaders will discuss global trade...

Spain in Britain’s Way to Brussels Brexit deal

BRUSSELS: Spain was standing between Theresa May and a Brexit deal as it threatened to derail an EU summit on Sunday if it does...

More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU – poll

LONDON: A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc,...

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...

Saudis to tighten curbs on foreign workers in local jobs push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to tighten restrictions on foreign workers to pressure companies into hiring more Saudi citizens and reduce unemployment among Saudis, government...

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