The woman at the centre of South Korea's corruption scandal, Choi Soon-sil, was handed a three-year jail term for bribery on Friday in the first of a string of criminal cases against a figure dubbed the "female Rasputin".
Qatar could defend its currency for years in the face of economic sanctions by other Gulf states, the country’s balance sheet suggests, so the riyal’s peg to the US dollar is unlikely to fall victim to the region’s diplomatic crisis.
A court in northern Tunisia handed one-month jail terms on Thursday to four men for eating in public during the fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said.
Robert Karlsson has been appointed vice-captain of the European Ryder Cup team on the eve of the Nordea Masters tournament, which takes place this week at Barseback Golf and Country Club in his native Sweden.
There’s scope for Asia’s top-performing bonds to extend gains as Indonesian inflation may surprise on the downside and S&P Global Ratings’ recent upgrade of the country’s debt spurs more inflows, according to Manulife Asset Management.
Activists said security forces killed a protester during a raid on the home village of Bahrain's Shia spiritual leader on Tuesday.