Former US president Carter offers to travel to Pyongyang

Former US president Carter offers to travel to Pyongyang

Former US president Jimmy Carter says he has offered to go to North Korea on behalf of the White House to try to allay rising tensions, but has not been asked, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Southern China reels from floods as heat hits north

Southern China reels from floods as heat hits north

Torrential rain yesterday lashed parts of central and south China, with floods damaging crops, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and killing at least 33, while the north wilted in a heat wave and drought-like conditions.

South Africa reeling but have praise for ‘fabulous’ Williamson

South Africa reeling but have praise for ‘fabulous’ Williamson

South Africa paid homage to a ‘fabulous’ Kane Williamson yesterday after the New Zealand captain’s 176 left the Proteas on the ropes with a day to play in the deciding final Test in Hamilton.

Old Oak Common regeneration ‘a mess’

Old Oak Common regeneration ‘a mess’

The UK’s biggest regeneration project at Old Oak Common has been criticised as “a mess” in a review which calls on the government to reduce the financial burden it could place on Londoners.

350,000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan: UN

350,000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan: UN

More than 350,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data show, with the torrent of people crossing the border expected to continue.

Vodafone launches ‘ready business’ for Soho segment

Vodafone launches ‘ready business’ for Soho segment

Vodafone yesterday launched its unique platform for the small office/home office (Soho) segment, ‘ready business’ – two choices of postpaid plans packed with value including international free minutes for every hour of received calls and other innovative benefits such as a business ring-back tone.

Allardyce leaves England job after one game in charge

Allardyce leaves England job after one game in charge

An FA statement said Allardyce's conduct "was inappropriate" and Gareth Southgate will take temporary charge

QTTSC hosts forum on road safety

QTTSC hosts forum on road safety

The Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Centre (QTTSC) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently hosted a roundtable on road safety in collaboration with the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) in Japan.

Low customer turnout at Abu Hamour market

Low customer turnout at Abu Hamour market

The fruits and vegetables section at the wholesale market in Abu Hamour has experienced a low turnout of customers ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holidays.

Qatar growth to stay healthy at 3.9% in ’16 and 3.8% in ’17: MDPS

Qatar growth to stay healthy at 3.9% in ’16 and 3.8% in ’17: MDPS

Despite the decline in global oil prices last year, Qatar’s economic growth will remain healthy at 3.9% in 2016 ...

QSE index declines on lower buying interests

QSE index declines on lower buying interests

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Sunday opened the week weak and its key index retreated below the 9,700 levels mainly on lower buying interests from local and non-Qatari retail investors as well as domestic institutions.

Hoping Narine’s potency is intact: Gambhir

Hoping Narine’s potency is intact: Gambhir

Spinner Sunil Narine has been key to Kolkata Knight Rider’s success over the past few seasons and captain Gautam Gambhir yesterday said he is hoping the Trinidadian is still as potent as before after remodelling his bowling action.