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Philippine military seeks help in looking for body of German hostage

Philippine military seeks help in looking for body of German hostage

The Philippine military on Monday stepped up efforts to find the body of a German hostage allegedly beheaded by Islamist militants after a ransom was not paid.

Mena to face ‘massive demographic challenge’ over the next decade: BMI

Mena to face ‘massive demographic challenge’ over the next decade: BMI

Governments across the Middle East and North Africa will face a “massive demographic challenge” as a large, rapidly growing young population enters the workforce over the coming decade and beyond, BMI Research has said in a report.

IAAF green light for three Russian athletes

IAAF green light for three Russian athletes

Three Russian athletes were on Thursday given the green light to compete internationally under a neutral flag by athletics’ world governing body the IAAF.

Saudi’s $2tn Aramco vision runs into market reality

Saudi’s $2tn Aramco vision runs into market reality

Saudi Arabia has said oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth more than $2tn, enough to consume Apple Inc twice, and still have room for Google parent Alphabet Inc.

EM currencies, stocks hit a soft spot

EM currencies, stocks hit a soft spot

On track for healthy weekly gains, emerging markets hit a soft spot yesterday with stocks pulling back from a 19-month high and currencies struggling to make headway against a tepid dollar as lower commodity prices and questions over US policy weighed.

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

Turkish central bank reserves fall to lowest level since 2012

Turkish central bank reserves fall to lowest level since 2012

Turkey’s central bank headquarters is seen in Ankara in this January 24, 2014 photo. Foreign-exchange reserves held by Turkey’s central bank fell to the lowest since August 2012, .....

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and dizzyingly end-to-end Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter at a rocking Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Honing skills

Honing skills

Members of Nepalese army demonstrate their rescue skills during the rehearsal for the upcoming Army Day celebration at Tundhikhel in Kathmandu yesterday.

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.

26 people detained after Turkey car bomb

26 people detained after Turkey car bomb

Turkish police detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the south-eastern town of Viransehir, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday.

Oman mulls early payments for oil to avoid debt

Oman mulls early payments for oil to avoid debt

The government of Oman is considering financing structures that let it get advance payments from oil traders, reducing the government's need to borrow more money from banks, sources familiar with the matter said.