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Northeast Asia and North Korea’s nuclear challenges

Northeast Asia and North Korea’s nuclear challenges

The geopolitical landscape in the northeast Asia today can be explained by two stories: the competition between the US and China, and North Korea’s nuclear development.

Opec sees evidence of oil market moving to balance

Opec sees evidence of oil market moving to balance

Oil prices have risen in recent months, after both Opec and non-Opec countries struck a landmark deal at the end of last year to cut back production to combat a global oil glut.

Samsung introduces latest fitness wearables

Samsung introduces latest fitness wearables

Samsung Gulf Electronics has introduced three new fitness devices to its industry-leading wearable portfolio in Qatar: Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX.

Marquez romps to pole in Austria

Marquez romps to pole in Austria

World champion Marc Marquez on a Honda stormed to pole position for today’s Austrian Grand Prix ahead of Ducati pair Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo.

PM vows more workers’ rights in bid to woo Labour voters

PM vows more workers’ rights in bid to woo Labour voters

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday promised to extend workers’ rights in the workplace and the boardroom, part of a push to win over traditional working class supporters of the opposition Labour Party in next month’s election.

Emir welcomes Lebanese president

Emir welcomes Lebanese president

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani greets Lebanese President General Michel Aoun at the Emiri Diwan where he was accorded an official reception ceremony.

Norway becomes first country to turn off FM radio

Norway becomes first country to turn off FM radio

Norway on Wednesday began turning off analogue FM radio, making it the first country in the world to fully transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB), broadcasting officials said.

Aziz sends bouquet to ailing Sushma

Aziz sends bouquet to ailing Sushma

Pakistan’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz, who arrived in this Punjab city yesterday evening to attend the global “Heart of Asia” conference on Afghanistan, has sent a bouquet and get well soon wishes to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Security stepped up in Bangkok, airports over possible bomb plots

Security stepped up in Bangkok, airports over possible bomb plots

Police in Thailand said Monday that they have stepped up security in Bangkok, airports in the capital and surrounding provinces following an intelligence tip-off about possible bomb attacks at the end of October.

India offers to extend stranded UK couple’s visa

India offers to extend stranded UK couple’s visa

Couple facing problems in taking their surrogate daughter home

Saudi shares keep falling as economy concerns rise

Saudi shares keep falling as economy concerns rise

Most Gulf stock markets fell yesterday with Saudi Arabia sliding for a fifth straight day, led by banks, but UAE bourses were firm.

Loew stays on as Germany coach

Loew stays on as Germany coach

Joachim Loew ended speculation about his immediate future when he confirmed yesterday that he would stay on as coach of Germany despite the disappointment of the Euro 2016 semi-final defeat by France.