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Standard Chartered Bank appoints first Arab CEO in Qatar

Standard Chartered Bank appoints first Arab CEO in Qatar

Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Abdulla Abdulrazaq Bukhowa as its new chief executive officer in Qatar. He is the first Arab and GCC national to assume this position.

China’s road to peace on the Korean Peninsula

China’s road to peace on the Korean Peninsula

Strategic mistrust across Northeast Asia will only worsen the US and China’s already testy relationship. The nightmare scenario of a violent conflict on the Korean Peninsula demands that cooler heads prevail

Eight people flee US border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Eight people flee US border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a US border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.

Woman’s death sentence reduced to 15 years in jail

Woman’s death sentence reduced to 15 years in jail

The Court of Appeal has reduced the verdict of a Colombian woman convicted of illicit drug trade from death sentence to 15 years in jail.

The nuclear button American presidents can push at will

The nuclear button American presidents can push at will

As President Barack Obama counts down his last months in office, he has returned to one of his earliest and most ambitious promises, one he fully articulated in Prague in 2009: “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons

British doctor alleges he doped 150 sports people

British doctor alleges he doped 150 sports people

The British government has ordered an inquiry into the way the country’s anti-doping agency handled allegations that a British doctor prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs to leading sports people.

Fed keeps talking, and bond traders get more confused

Fed keeps talking, and bond traders get more confused

Treasury-market traders say the Federal Reserve has a communication problem.

Rival Koreas slam lack of Abe apology

Rival Koreas slam lack of Abe apology

In a rare display of political unity, both South and North Korea yesterday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for failing to apologise during a US visit for the wartime use...

400 years after death, ‘Shakespeare Lives’

400 years after death, ‘Shakespeare Lives’

Bard lovers can rejoice. The British Council has announced Shakespeare Lives, an unprecedented global programme of events and activities...

Actor Harrison Ford seriously injured in small-plane crash

Actor Harrison Ford seriously injured in small-plane crash

The vintage plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

Golam rides Sraab to thrilling Al Hamla Cup win

Golam rides Sraab to thrilling Al Hamla Cup win

Ahmed Kobeissi trained Sraab (Salim Golam astride) put in a terrific stretch.

Sri Lanka won’t assist UN war crimes probe

Sri Lanka won’t assist UN war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council is investigating allegations of rights abuses and mass killings of civilians in the final stages of Sri Lanka's separatist war.