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Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.

Flexible Qatar Post options for BDS introduced

Flexible Qatar Post options for BDS introduced

Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has introduced more flexible options for its Business Delivery Services (BDS).

Rogue pilot, rebels killed in Venezuela police raid

Rogue pilot, rebels killed in Venezuela police raid

Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other anti-government militants, the interior minister said yesterday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations.

China: Protectionist sentiment rising in US as deals fall apart

China: Protectionist sentiment rising in US as deals fall apart

China said yesterday protectionist sentiment is rising in the United States and criticised Washington for blocking a high-profile Chinese takeover of a US financial firm on security grounds.

Deputy PM meets Moroccan minister

Deputy PM meets Moroccan minister

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Nasser Bourita in Doha yesterday.

‘Qatar growing steadily and building accelerated economy’

‘Qatar growing steadily and building accelerated economy’

Qatar is witnessing “remarkable development towards building a fast-growing and accelerated economy”, UK Secretary of State for Transport and Member of Parliament Chris Grayling has said.

Emir attends Qatar Open final

Emir attends Qatar Open final

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attended the final of Qatar ExxonMobil Open for men which was held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex Saturday evening.

France seeks support of Lanka for Expo 2025 bid

France seeks support of Lanka for Expo 2025 bid

The head of France’s bid to host the 2025 World Expo held talks with Sri Lankan leaders in a bid to secure their support.

May apologises for cancelled surgeries

May apologises for cancelled surgeries

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday apologised to tens of thousands of patients whose operations were cancelled to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients.

Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organisers said on Thursday.

Winter weather wreaks fresh travel havoc

Winter weather wreaks fresh travel havoc

A man throws a snowball in Buxton, yesterday. Heavy snow caused travel disruption to airports and roads as the country again grappled with the impact of wintry weather.

Inter Milan set tough Lazio test after Italian Cup flop

Inter Milan set tough Lazio test after Italian Cup flop

Luciano Spalletti’s side — third in Serie A five points behind leaders Napoli — have suffered three consecutive losses