Coach Felix Sanchez said Qatar will aim to be competitive in the FIFA World Cup, after the hosts were drawn to play Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands in Group A yesterday.
Pakistan’s growth is holding after an economic revival but the economy is still facing some risks and vulnerabilities, says a new report.
Australia’s antitrust regulator yesterday blocked BP Plc’s A$1.8bn ($1.4bn) purchase of Woolworths Ltd’s petrol stations, even after the oil company offered to sell some stations to ease competition concerns.
Philippine lawmakers yesterday overwhelmingly backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to extend martial law for all of next year in Mindanao, an island he called a “flashpoint for trouble” and atrocities by hardliners and communist rebels.
Colombia’s lower house of congress has backed a bill to regulate transitional justice under the nation’s peace deal with Marxist Farc rebels, including special tribunals that will try guerrilla leaders for war crimes.