Govt downplays poll setback in Argentina

Govt downplays poll setback in Argentina

President Cristina Fernandez’s government yesterday sought to downplay a sobering defeat in Argentina’s mid-term elections

Slain woman investigated after US Capitol chase

Slain woman investigated after US Capitol chase

Investigators sought yesterday to find out why a 34-year-old mother from Connecticut led police on a high-speed chase through Washington only...

Team prepares to disable Syria’s chemical weapons

Team prepares to disable Syria’s chemical weapons

International inspectors were yesterday gearing up to disable war-hit Syria’s chemical weapons programme..

Maersk Line sees shipping overcapacity for five years

Maersk Line sees shipping overcapacity for five years

Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, sees no quick fix for overcapacity in the industry that it says will continue for at least five years.

We must move with a sense of urgency on climate now

We must move with a sense of urgency on climate now

The people who are paid to spread doubt and confusion about our changing climate have been working overtime this week,

Guinea opposition says Tuesday vote impossible

Guinea opposition says Tuesday vote impossible

The Guinean opposition said yesterday that elections set for next week cannot go forward..

Indonesian trade team to visit Qatar next month

Indonesian trade team to visit Qatar next month

A high-level delegation from Indonesia will be coming to Doha on September 29 for a trade and investment update.

Giant ‘fatberg’ dredged from sewer

Giant ‘fatberg’ dredged from sewer

A 15-tonne ball of congealed fat — dubbed Britain’s biggest ever “fatberg” — has been dredged up from a London sewer, utility company Thames Water said yesterday.

Ooredoo companies ‘care and connect’ during holy month

Ooredoo companies ‘care and connect’ during holy month

Ooredoo’s companies are reaching out to communities across their international footprint during Ramadan, as the company undertakes some of the widest-reaching ...

Egypt plans quick steps to spur economy, then ‘Marshall Plan’

Egypt plans quick steps to spur economy, then ‘Marshall Plan’

Egypt’s new cabinet plans quick steps to spur the economy while laying the ground for a broader “Marshall Plan” to present to Gulf countries...

Govt ‘to call on millions of NRIs to defend rupee’

Govt ‘to call on millions of NRIs to defend rupee’

The government aims to call on its millions of non-resident citizens to help reverse a record slide in the rupee.

NZ cleans up after 6.5 earthquake

NZ cleans up after 6.5 earthquake

Emergency crews yesterday launched a major clean-up following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Wellington, as aftershocks continued to rattle the New Zealand capital.