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Oman raises $6.5bn from 3-part bond sale to bridge gap

Oman raises $6.5bn from 3-part bond sale to bridge gap

Oman raised $6.5bn from a bond offering as the Middle East’s biggest non-Opec producer seeks to bridge a budget deficit.

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

China's home-grown AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight.

Hamilton crowned Formula 1 champ at royal palace

Hamilton crowned Formula 1 champ at royal palace

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton was handed the Formula One world championship trophy for the fourth time on Friday at a gala prizegiving ceremony in the sumptuous palace of France’s former monarchy.

Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines

Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines

A Chinese man fed up with sitting in traffic during his daily bus commute came up with a brazen way of solving the problem -- repainting the lines on the road.

Lesser-known Australians steal Garcia’s limelight

Lesser-known Australians steal Garcia’s limelight

‘I wouldn’t say that it was amazing but it was good’

German National Day celebrated

German National Day celebrated

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani and HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi join German ambassador Han-Udo Muzel

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticises Saudi Arabia over Hariri

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticises Saudi Arabia over Hariri

Walid Jumblatt also condemned Iranian "dictates", an apparent response to a statement by the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards this week that disarming of the Hezbollah was out of the question.

Anbang told to cut bank stakes under new rules

Anbang told to cut bank stakes under new rules

Anbang Insurance Group Co has been asked by Chinese regulators to reduce its stakes in China Minsheng Banking Corp and China Merchants Bank Co to comply with new rules governing bank shareholdings, according to people familiar with the matter.

Attack on Afghan police condemned

Attack on Afghan police condemned

Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation of the attack on a police station in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, which resulted in a number of deaths.

Astros edge Dodgers in thriller to seize World Series lead

Astros edge Dodgers in thriller to seize World Series lead

One of the most dramatic thrillers in World Series history ended early yesterday with Alex Bregman driving in the winning run to put the Houston Astros on the brink of their first Major League Baseball championship.

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

A top Emirati security official has said the only way for the Gulf crisis to end is for Qatar to give up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute ...

Madagascar bans jail visits to prevent spread of plague

Madagascar bans jail visits to prevent spread of plague

Authorities in Madagascar on Friday announced a ban on prison visits to prevent the spread of a plague epidemic that has killed 36 people in the Indian Ocean island.