North and South Korea to reconnect through road and railways

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Wednesday launched a project to reconnect rail and road links severed since the 1950-53 Korean War, but...

Iran talking to Taliban on Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Iran is talking with Taliban on Afghanistan's security situation with the knowledge of the Afghan government according to a senior...

The Queen calls for goodwill and respect in her Christmas message

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth will use her Christmas Day Broadcast to say that Christmas's message of peace and goodwill needs to be heeded...

Pakistan to ease visa restrictions to attract tourism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering issuing visas on arrival for 55 countries in a bid to revive the tourism industry in the country.

China postpones tariffs on US cars

HONG KONG: China has announced to temporarily postpone a 25% hike on U.S. made cars and auto parts. The...

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...

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