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Katara - the Cultural Village is set to...

Kerala forums plan charter flights for repatriation

Two Keralite organisations have announced commencement of...

Vegetable yards back after Eid break

The yards for selling local agriculture products at Al Wakra, Al...

Technology to help cut barriers in education, says PSD principal

Technological advances available in the market will enable more...

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G-Ring Road set for 2020 third quarter completion: Ashghal

The G-Ring Road project is expected to be completed by the third...

Flight for Kannur leaves with 177 passengers

Flight for Kannur leaves with 177 passengers; 8 infants

Another repatriation flight carrying Indians from Qatar left for...


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The Palazzo del Cinema is pictured on the eve of the opening of the 76th Venice Film Festival at Ven

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

The decision to hold the Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed as a ‘sign of hope’ for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas.

Pakistan appears promising.

Outbound flights to resume from today

Pakistan will allow outbound international flights to resume from today, an aviation official said, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazilian Alexandre Schleier speaks with his 81-year-old grandmother Olivia Schleier next to his mot

Brazil GDP shrinks 1.5% in first-quarter due to Covid-19

Brazil’s economy - Latin America’s largest- contracted by 1.5 % in the first quarter due to the shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the government reported yesterday.


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Former Tehran mayor elected Iranian speaker

Iran’s new parliament yesterday elected former Tehran mayor Mohamed...

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Rouhani seeks co-operation from MPs as parliament opens

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged lawmakers to “co-operate” with...

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Missile attack on Yemen army base in Marib kills seven

Houthi fighters in Yemen fired missiles at a military base of the...

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Iran eases restaurant curbs as virus claims 57 more lives

Iran further eased restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the...


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US consumer spending tanks; savings hit record high

US consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April while boosting savings to an all-time high, and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pedestrians wear protective face masks outside the Renault flagship showroom on the Champs Elysee in

We thought too big, Renault says as it axes 15,000 jobs

Renault acknowledged that its global ambitions had been unrealistic, announcing plans to cut about 15,000 jobs, shrink production and restructure French plants as it pressed the reset button and sought to banish the spectre of Carlos Ghosn.

A floating solar panel farm in Germany. Scientists see massive new solar investments in Europe not o

Europe needs a solar boom now or regret missing out

Europeans need to urgently increase the solar power that their economies generate or face a reckoning with climate change they could regret.

Powell: We crossed a lot of red lines.

Powell says Fed to keep on with crisis fight

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell yesterday reiterated the US central bank’s promise to use its tools to shore up the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, even as investor attention is turning to the next phase of its response.

Morrison: Exploring a strategy to tackle coronavirus.

Australia’s ‘war cabinet’ shifts focus to jobs: PM

Australia’s “war cabinet” will meet every month to focus on bringing unemployment down after successfully slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday.

New cars are displayed at a Volkswagen media event ahead of the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing (file).

Volkswagen invests €2bn in China electric vehicle firms

Volkswagen said yesterday it will invest around €2bn ($2.2bn) in two Chinese companies in the electric vehicle sector, calling it “the world’s biggest market”. The German car giant said it will take a 50% stake in JAG – the parent company of state-owned JAC Motors

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