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Asia markets end higher on Fed pick and Apple suppliers

Asia markets end higher on Fed pick and Apple suppliers

Asian shares rose yesterday, as investors tracked Wall Street gains after a new Federal Reserve chair was nominated and Apple suppliers benefited from the company’s strong earnings report.

Emir receives Kyrgyzstan message

Emir receives Kyrgyzstan message

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received a written message from President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, pertaining to bilateral relations and means of boosting them.

Putin in Iran for talks on Syria, N-deal

Putin in Iran for talks on Syria, N-deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran’s leadership yesterday in Tehran as the two Damascus allies push a Syria peace plan and the Kremlin offers its backing for a landmark nuclear deal facing US opposition.

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained ahead of rally

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained ahead of rally

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who aims to unseat Vladimir Putin in presidential elections next year, was detained by police ahead of a rally yesterday and could face up to a month in jail.

Sirigu returns to the limelight in Turin derby against Juve

Sirigu returns to the limelight in Turin derby against Juve

Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu returns to the limelight in today’s Turin derby against Juventus as he looks to prove he can relaunch his career after two difficult years between Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla and Osasuna.

Everton humbled in Europa League, AC Milan win big

Everton humbled in Europa League, AC Milan win big

Everton’s Europa League group-stage campaign got off to a disastrous start yesterday as Ronald Koeman’s side were taken apart in Italy, losing 3-0 to Atalanta.

UK ‘doesn’t need Brexit to curb EU immigration’

UK ‘doesn’t need Brexit to curb EU immigration’

Britain could bring in tough new controls on immigration from the European Union without actually having to leave the bloc, former prime minister Tony Blair said yesterday.

Wenger brushes off talk of crisis at faltering Arsenal

Wenger brushes off talk of crisis at faltering Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has brushed off suggestions that the north London club are in the midst of a crisis three games into the season and called for perspective after their 4-0 defeat by Liverpool in their last Premier League game.

Syrian rebels to pull out of Lebanon border enclave

Syrian rebels to pull out of Lebanon border enclave

Fighters from Saraya Ahl al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, will start on Saturday to pull out of an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria along with some civilians, a senior Lebanese security official said on Friday.

Mendis hits defiant ton but India on top

Mendis hits defiant ton but India on top

Hosts were 209 for two at close, still trailing India by 230 runs

Girl killed after tree strikes tent in Swiss storm

Girl killed after tree strikes tent in Swiss storm

A 12-year-old Latvian girl was killed on Monday when a tree uprooted by a storm struck a tent near the Swiss capital Berne, police said.

Sabic reports 25% plunge in second quarter profit

Sabic reports 25% plunge in second quarter profit

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) missed estimates with a 25% plunge in second-quarter net profit yesterday as the world’s fourth-largest petrochemicals maker reported higher selling costs and lower sales.