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Ivory Coast president’s ally rejects ‘unified party’ plan

Ivory Coast president’s ally rejects ‘unified party’ plan

Ivory Coast’s Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, has rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.
6/18/2018 10:16:20 PM
Congo to consider legal shield for ex-presidents

Congo to consider legal shield for ex-presidents

Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.
6/18/2018 10:15:22 PM
Saudi Arabia drags geopolitical baggage on to World Cup pitch

Saudi Arabia drags geopolitical baggage on to World Cup pitch

With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World Cup finals for the first time in more than a decade at a moment that the kingdom is vying for enhanced influence in global and regional governance of the sport.
6/18/2018 10:12:42 PM
Iceland prove a point by keeping Messi and Co silent

Iceland prove a point by keeping Messi and Co silent

Iceland proved you don’t necessarily need a football to get results after claiming a first point on their World Cup debut in a 1-1 draw with Argentina.
6/18/2018 10:11:36 PM
QRCS to attend global conference on migration

QRCS to attend global conference on migration

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will take part in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference on Labour Migration, ...
6/18/2018 10:11:24 PM
Winning triple crown ‘very tempting’, says Alonso

Winning triple crown ‘very tempting’, says Alonso

Fernando Alonso admitted Sunday that attempting to win the Indy 500 and become just the second man to win motor racing’s Triple Crown would be “very tempting”.
6/18/2018 10:03:23 PM
Wawrinka ends wretched run with solid start at Queen’s

Wawrinka ends wretched run with solid start at Queen’s

Stan Wawrinka kicked off his Wimbledon preparations with a 6-2, 6-3 win over British youngster Cameron Norrie in the Queen’s Club first round yesterday.
6/18/2018 10:02:40 PM
Jones admits to no magic solution for dire England form

Jones admits to no magic solution for dire England form

Eddie Jones may be feeling a sense of déjà vu as his tenure as England coach reached a new low on Saturday with a fifth successive test defeat, a run of form similar to the end of his four years in charge of Australia more than a decade ago.
6/18/2018 9:57:13 PM
5 Cardinals pitchers combine to shut out Chicago Cubs

5 Cardinals pitchers combine to shut out Chicago Cubs

Five Cardinals pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout Sunday night as the St. Louis avoided a series sweep from the Chicago Cubs with a 5-0 win at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
6/18/2018 9:56:20 PM
Chinese defence minister in Cambodia

Chinese defence minister in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) shakes hands with China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe before their meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh yesterday.
6/18/2018 9:52:44 PM
Monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.
6/18/2018 9:52:04 PM
Strong winds blow prices up as fishing goes haywire

Strong winds blow prices up as fishing goes haywire

The fish availability in the local markets has been hit heavily in the last few days as adverse weather conditions took a heavy toll on the fishing activities in the waters around Qatar.
6/18/2018 9:45:31 PM
Finishing touch

Finishing touch

An artist from the Kathakali School Society of Thrissur prepares backstage for his performance in a programme organised by Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum in Bhopal yesterday.
6/18/2018 9:44:46 PM
Assam flood toll hits 11, over 500,000 affected

Assam flood toll hits 11, over 500,000 affected

The flood fury continued yesterday in Assam with two more deaths reported from Barak Valley, taking the flood-related death toll to 11, even as over 500,000 people were affected in six districts.
6/18/2018 9:41:54 PM
The rise of San Francisco

The rise of San Francisco

On the ground once marked by devastation, a new city is rising.
6/18/2018 9:40:51 PM
Websites help Asian maids escape debt bondage

Websites help Asian maids escape debt bondage

Worn out and empty, it was past midnight when Filipino maid Genelie Millan dragged herself back to her room, took out her phone to search for a way to escape her abusive employer — and came across a website that changed her life.
6/18/2018 9:38:48 PM
A lot more still to come for masked metal band

A lot more still to come for masked metal band

When is a band not a band? Four former members of Swedish heavy metal outfit Ghost contested this point in a 2017 lawsuit brought against founding member Tobias Forge.
6/18/2018 9:37:18 PM
At 78, German woman still flies, teaches others

At 78, German woman still flies, teaches others

Rosemarie Hempel is intently examining the clear, sunny skies.
6/18/2018 9:33:56 PM
Wearing bast shoes, fans test their skills at Mordovian football

Wearing bast shoes, fans test their skills at Mordovian football

Without a moment of hesitation, Colombia fan Hector Varela changed his branded sports shoes for village-style handmade boots to try his luck and skills at Mordovian football.
6/18/2018 9:33:08 PM
Russia ‘know how to stop’ Egypt’s Salah

Russia ‘know how to stop’ Egypt’s Salah

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to rein in Egypt’s striker Mohamed Salah today in Saint Petersburg.
6/18/2018 9:30:42 PM
Loew defiant as Germany face crisis

Loew defiant as Germany face crisis

Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against Mexico in their World Cup opener in Russia.
6/18/2018 9:29:44 PM
Salah return stands in Russia’s road to knockouts

Salah return stands in Russia’s road to knockouts

Mohamed Salah is a looming obstacle as Russia attempt to virtually secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg today.
6/18/2018 9:27:43 PM
HMC recommends tips to avoid weight gain

HMC recommends tips to avoid weight gain

One of the easiest ways to avoid holiday weight gain is to start the day with a healthy breakfast, an expert from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has suggested.
6/18/2018 9:14:38 PM
Gout in elderly linked to higher risk of dementia

Gout in elderly linked to higher risk of dementia

Elderly people suffering from gout may have 17-20 % higher risk of dementia, suggests a new study by a team that includes an Indian-origin researcher.
6/18/2018 9:09:18 PM
Greener, greater cities

Greener, greater cities

What should a “green” city look like?
6/18/2018 9:08:26 PM
Qatar World Cup will fuel positive social change: al-Thawadi

Qatar World Cup will fuel positive social change: al-Thawadi

The potential and momentum of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup is being harnessed as a catalyst for positive social change in Qatar in many areas, including workers’ welfare, a senior official said Monday.
6/18/2018 8:30:36 PM
Black Sea bliss, curious locals greet Nordic teams

Black Sea bliss, curious locals greet Nordic teams

Warmer and sunnier than distant Moscow, Russia’s Black Sea coast has been a perfect match for Scandinavian teams as World Cup training bases.
6/18/2018 8:22:00 PM
World Cup’s youngest player Arzani has great expectations

World Cup’s youngest player Arzani has great expectations

The youngest player at the World Cup, Daniel Arzani, grew up playing street football in Iran but lined up in the gold shirt of Australia to belt out the national anthem before the Socceroos’ opener against France.
6/18/2018 8:21:14 PM
Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by rough Swiss

Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by rough Swiss

Battered and bruised by a barrage of Swiss fouls, Neymar hobbled out the Rostov Arena having failed to inspire the expected start to Brazil’s World Cup, after the pre-tournament favourites were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland.
6/18/2018 8:19:04 PM
IIF sees two Gulf rate hikes this year, three in 2019

IIF sees two Gulf rate hikes this year, three in 2019

Benchmark interest rates in the Gulf are slated to be increased twice this year and thrice in 2019 but the expansionary fiscal stance offset the losses from the monetary tightening, which is to weigh more on the non-hydrocarbons, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
6/18/2018 8:01:05 PM
Lukaku scores twice as Belgium prove too strong for Panama

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium prove too strong for Panama

Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in their World Cup opener in Sochi on Monday.
6/18/2018 8:00:16 PM
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Cartoon corner

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6/18/2018 7:55:57 PM