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Northeast Asia and North Korea’s nuclear challenges

Northeast Asia and North Korea’s nuclear challenges

The geopolitical landscape in the northeast Asia today can be explained by two stories: the competition between the US and China, and North Korea’s nuclear development.

This $5bn startup made its first cancer vaccine — for just one person

This $5bn startup made its first cancer vaccine — for just one person

For Moderna Therapeutics, the road to a cancer breakthrough begins on the back of a FedEx truck.

Darb Al Saai gets ready for National Day festivities

Darb Al Saai gets ready for National Day festivities

Qatar National Day celebrations will start on December 9 at Darb Al Saai and will continue for 10 days.

British woman wins compensation for Lanka deportation over tattoo

British woman wins compensation for Lanka deportation over tattoo

Sri Lanka’s top court yesterday awarded compensation to a British woman arrested for sporting a Buddha tattoo, saying the tourist was subjected to “horrifying and scandalous treatment” by local authorities.

Govt to spare no effort to free jailed aid worker

Govt to spare no effort to free jailed aid worker

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her husband said yesterday.

Govt quits efforts to include Dam in CPEC

Govt quits efforts to include Dam in CPEC

Pakistan has withdrawn its request to include the $14bn Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework after Beijing placed strict conditions including ownership of the project, said Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Muzammil Hussain yesterday.

Duterte lauds China’s help at ‘crucial moment’ in Marawi

Duterte lauds China’s help at ‘crucial moment’ in Marawi

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday heaped praise on visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for what he said was China’s “critical” role in expediting the end of a five-month war with insurgents in a Philippine town.

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

EU lawmakers urged the European Commission on Wednesday to investigate Malta's adherence to the rule of law, in a move that could lead to sanctions following the murder of a campaigning journalist that has rocked the tiny Mediterranean island.

EU nations sign defence pact

EU nations sign defence pact

The EU took a step towards closer defence ties yesterday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost co-operation after Brexit and as Russia flexes its muscles to the east.

Opec sees evidence of oil market moving to balance

Opec sees evidence of oil market moving to balance

Oil prices have risen in recent months, after both Opec and non-Opec countries struck a landmark deal at the end of last year to cut back production to combat a global oil glut.

Qatari-Moroccan ties... 45 years of partnership

Qatari-Moroccan ties... 45 years of partnership

Qatar and Morocco have diplomatic relations since 1972, based on a mutual will and an unlimited common aspiration to develop and expand the areas of co-operation to serve the interests of both countries and peoples.

Spanish PM urges return of ‘democratic’ Catalonia

Spanish PM urges return of ‘democratic’ Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said yesterday that he wanted to return to a “democratic and free” Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified Spain on his first visit to the turbulent region since it declared independence.