Somali pirates free Iranian hostage captured in 2015

Somali pirates free Iranian hostage captured in 2015

An Iranian man held by Somali pirates for more than four years was flown to Ethiopia's capital Saturday after his captors released him because he needed urgent medical care.

Egyptian billionaire denounces Saudi corruption crackdown

Egyptian billionaire denounces Saudi corruption crackdown

Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris condemned on Friday a crackdown on graft in Saudi Arabia, saying the purge had undermined the rule of law in the Kingdom and would deter investment.

Tons by Kohli and Sharma set up massive win

Tons by Kohli and Sharma set up massive win

India rode on blistering centuries by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to thrash Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the fourth one-day international yesterday for a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.

Garangao celebrated across Qatar

Garangao celebrated across Qatar

Garangao, a traditional children’s festival celebrated on the 14th evening of the holy month of Ramadan, was observed with much joy and gaiety across Qatar yesterday.

Gulab jamun — The king of Indian sweets

Gulab jamun — The king of Indian sweets

The plethora of varieties, colours, shapes and sizes of Indian sweets is bewildering. Taste, colour, shape, variety often vary from region to region but one dessert which is pan India and is boundary less is ‘gulab jamun’, the king of all Indian sweets.

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking one crew member

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking one crew member

Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took one of the 11-strong crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said.

Philippine Airlines to start non-stop Manila-Doha service

Philippine Airlines to start non-stop Manila-Doha service

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start its non-stop Manila-Doha-Manila flights from March 26, according to a circular sent by the airline to travel agencies in Doha.

Djokovic and Becker’s three-year partnership ends in ‘mutual’ split

Djokovic and Becker’s three-year partnership ends in ‘mutual’ split

Novak Djokovic’s split with Boris Becker, predictably described by each of them as “mutual”, was one of the worst kept secrets in tennis.

Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012

Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012

Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, a government official said on Saturday.

Kerry urges ‘ambitious’ climate deal

Kerry urges ‘ambitious’ climate deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday urged global leaders to agree an “ambitious” deal at a climate conference

Indian PM’s UAE visit to focus on energy, trade

Indian PM’s UAE visit to focus on energy, trade

Narendra Modi heads to the United Arab Emirates in the coming week to seek cash from the world’s second-richest sovereign wealth fund for everything from trains to toilets.

Qatar pledges $50mn to Indonesia for hosting Rohingya migrants

Qatar pledges $50mn to Indonesia for hosting Rohingya migrants

Qatar has pledged $50mn to help Indonesia shelter Muslim Rohingya migrants from Myanmar.