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Syria steps up fuel rationing as crisis worsens

Syria steps up fuel rationing as crisis worsens

Syria on Monday stepped up fuel rationing as shortages became more severe in government-held areas, with an official blaming the shortfall on Western sanctions against the war-torn country.

Global GDP growth is slowing but serious crisis remains unlikely: QNB

Global GDP growth is slowing but serious crisis remains unlikely: QNB

Citing the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), QNB said in its weekly analysis that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts a temporary slowing in the growth rate of global economic activity ...

The Boeing crisis — one month on

The Boeing crisis — one month on

Walking out of a hotel in Kuwait recently, a receptionist escorted me to the car. "Thank you for staying with us, sir! Have a great trip... but don't take a Boeing plane!" he cautioned, as he opened my car door and waved me goodbye.

Mexico president declines to take sides in Venezuela crisis

Mexico president declines to take sides in Venezuela crisis

Mexico's president on Tuesday said he would not take sides on the crisis in Venezuela, a day after US Vice President Mike Pence urged Mexico to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido ...

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Desperately-needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies ...

Tamils back ousted Sri Lankan PM as pressure builds on president

Tamils back ousted Sri Lankan PM as pressure builds on president

A group of Tamil lawmakers Thursday threw their support behind Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister, cementing his parliamentary majority in a surprise move that emboldens his stake to lead the country.

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted premier

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted premier

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday reignited the power struggle that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister.

Sri Lanka parties challenge president in court

Sri Lanka parties challenge president in court

Sri Lanka's main parties on Monday challenged in the highest court the president's sacking of parliament, a move which has escalated a political crisis and deepened international alarm.

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is under increasing pressure to uphold the island nation's constitution and reconvene parliament after his decision to replace the prime minister triggered political turmoil.

Sacked Sri Lanka PM stays put as crisis deepens

Sacked Sri Lanka PM stays put as crisis deepens

Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resisted moves to evict him from his official residence, officials said Sunday, as his controversial successor sought blessings ...

Pompeo warns of 'crisis' over migration as Hondurans storm border

Pompeo warns of 'crisis' over migration as Hondurans storm border

The United States and Mexico are about to reach a crisis point over illegal migration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday as a caravan of Honduran migrants broke through the Guatemalan border ...

QFFD announces $150mn aid to ease crisis in Gaza

QFFD announces $150mn aid to ease crisis in Gaza

Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has announced $150mn in emergency aid ...