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Disgraced South Korean leader's friend Choi jailed

Disgraced South Korean leader's friend Choi jailed

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".

Municipality conducts 612 inspection visits

Municipality conducts 612 inspection visits

Umm Slal Municipality’s health control section conducted 612 inspection visits at various food outlets and shops within its jurisdiction during May.

Qatar could defend riyal for years, shows balance sheet

Qatar could defend riyal for years, shows balance sheet

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.

Pachulia has Georgia on his mind in NBA Finals

Pachulia has Georgia on his mind in NBA Finals

So strong was Zaza Pachulia’s desire to become the first player from the nation of Georgia to win an NBA title that he rebuffed more lucrative offers to join the Golden State Warriors.

Art and charity go together this week

Art and charity go together this week

A charity auction and exhibition will be held this week to benefit the Rofaqa initiative, which provides care to orphans worldwide.

Keuchel goes to 9-0, Astros top Rangers 7-1

Keuchel goes to 9-0, Astros top Rangers 7-1

Houston Astros’ ace Dallas Keuchel outshined Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish as Houston dominated the series opener 7-1 at Globe Life Park Friday night.

Scientists develop face test for sad sheep

Scientists develop face test for sad sheep

They may look placid while grazing in fields but sheep's faces can tell us a lot, according to scientists in Britain who have developed a new system to work out if sheep are in pain or just feeling sad.

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

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.

Bjorn names Swede Karlsson as Ryder Cup vice-captain

Bjorn names Swede Karlsson as Ryder Cup vice-captain

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.

Asia’s top-performing bonds to extend gains

Asia’s top-performing bonds to extend gains

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.

Man killed in security raid in Bahrain, say activists

Man killed in security raid in Bahrain, say activists

Activists said security forces killed a protester during a raid on the home village of Bahrain's Shia spiritual leader on Tuesday.

Qatar’s Ashraf Elseify wins hammer throw bronze

Qatar’s Ashraf Elseify wins hammer throw bronze

After a gap of two days, Qatar added yet another medal to the tally as Ashraf Amgad Elseify won men’s hammer throw bronze medal at the Islamic Solidarity games in Baku yesterday.