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Amir, Pompeo review strategic ties, discuss efforts to fight terror

Amir, Pompeo review strategic ties, discuss efforts to fight terror

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sunday met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his accompanying delegation at Al-Bahr Palace.

Cambodia PM says EU holding country 'hostage' with tariff threats

Cambodia PM says EU holding country 'hostage' with tariff threats

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen blasted the European Union on Saturday for holding the country ‘hostage’ with threats to axe trade preferences after it held elections with no credible opposition.

Brexit uncertainty leaves UK economy on a knife-edge

Brexit uncertainty leaves UK economy on a knife-edge

Growing Brexit uncertainty as the clock runs down towards a potential no-deal scenario has left Britain’s economy on a knife-edge at the turn of the year ...

Amnesty says 37 protesters killed in Sudan crackdown

Amnesty says 37 protesters killed in Sudan crackdown

Amnesty International said it has received ‘credible reports’ that Sudanese security forces have shot dead 37 protesters in a crackdown on demonstrations roiling the country.

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account.

India's rupee, stocks down as central bank chief quits

India's rupee, stocks down as central bank chief quits

India's rupee plunged along with equities on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears about its independence.

China's surplus with the US hits new record in November

China's surplus with the US hits new record in November

China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the Pacific remained strong despite a raft of US tariffs while imports shrank.

Trump asks OPEC not to cut production

Trump asks OPEC not to cut production

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged OPEC members not to slash production at their upcoming meeting, saying global oil prices should remain low.

Qatar back to 'business as usual' mode, post-blockade: QCB Governor

Qatar back to 'business as usual' mode, post-blockade: QCB Governor

Qatar has returned to "business as usual" mode in every aspect of its economy, one and a half years since the blockade, said HE the QCB Governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani.

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.

Trump warns Brexit may harm UK-US trade

Trump warns Brexit may harm UK-US trade

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the deal taking Britain out of the European Union may inadvertently hamper trade between London and Washington.

Sri Lanka risks debt default, warns largest party

Sri Lanka risks debt default, warns largest party

Sri Lanka's largest party warned Tuesday that the island could default on its debt as Moody's slashed its credit rating and a bitter power struggle dragged into a fourth week.