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UK wants GCC crisis resolved 'as quickly as possible'

UK wants GCC crisis resolved 'as quickly as possible'

British ambassador Ajay Sharma highlighted the UK’s continuing work with Kuwait’s mediation efforts, as well as UK’s “friends in the GCC” in encouraging the parties to sit around the table and resolve the issue.

Saudi Arabia intercepts new Yemen rebel missile attack

Saudi Arabia intercepts new Yemen rebel missile attack

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it had intercepted a fresh missile attack by Yemeni rebels on the south of the kingdom and renewed its accusations that arch-foe Iran had armed them.

Trump and EU urged to put pressure on Syria govt allies

Trump and EU urged to put pressure on Syria govt allies

US President Donald Trump and European Union leaders should increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran to return to talks to end Syria’s civil war, Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said yesterday

Sneijder boost for Al Gharafa against Al Ahli

Sneijder boost for Al Gharafa against Al Ahli

Much focus of Week 12 action will be on the encounter between mid-table sides Al Ahli and Al Gharafa on the former’s home turf.

Trade worries, dollar weigh on emerging stocks, forex

Trade worries, dollar weigh on emerging stocks, forex

Emerging stocks fell for a third day and many currencies were under pressure, weighed down by a stronger dollar and jitters over trade protectionism as markets digested the recent rally.

‘Worst-performing’ tax officials on crosshairs

‘Worst-performing’ tax officials on crosshairs

As the Prime Minister’s Office sits on a report on corrupt taxmen, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sought a list of the “worst-performing” mid-career officers from field formations to stop their performance allowances.

Doctors, teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

Doctors, teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor.

Cambodian PM leads huge rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian PM leads huge rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian premier Hun Sen led a huge rally yesterday marking the anniversary of the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, seizing the opportunity to burnish his image as saviour of the nation.

Strong winds, high seas forecast in offshore areas

Strong winds, high seas forecast in offshore areas

Strong winds and high seas are expected in offshore areas today, the Qatar Met department has said.

New urban plan aimed at meeting future challenges

New urban plan aimed at meeting future challenges

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday launched a comprehensive urban plan within the framework of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Exploring the land of the midnight sun

Exploring the land of the midnight sun

The ponies, shaggy and barrel-bellied, came up right to the car window.

Opec deal doesn’t stop Russia from record oil output in 2017

Opec deal doesn’t stop Russia from record oil output in 2017

Russia’s oil industry continued its long-term expansion last year, with production hitting a record even as President Vladimir Putin joined forces with Opec to clear a global glut and lift prices.