Gulf Times - Chinese-Festival-2016
India score first T20 win against Kiwis in Nehra’s farewell tie

India score first T20 win against Kiwis in Nehra’s farewell tie

A record opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 53-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in New Delhi yesterday.

Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

Airbus’s coup in buying a $6bn Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can implement the deal.

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the role which Kuwait played ‘to diplomatically seek a resolution’ for the ongoing Gulf crisis ...

Time not ‘right’ for Sudan talks on blacklist

Time not ‘right’ for Sudan talks on blacklist

The top US envoy in Sudan said yesterday that conditions have to be “right” for holding talks with Khartoum on removing it from Washington’s blacklist of state sponsors of “terrorism”.

Qatar’s Barshim ends season on a high

Qatar’s Barshim ends season on a high

Qatar’s world champion high jumper Mutaz Barshim ended his season on a high, jumping 2.40m to win the annual Hochsprung-Eberstadt competition in Germany yesterday.

PM holds talks with French envoy

PM holds talks with French envoy

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met yesterday with French ambassador to Qatar Eric Chevallier.

Widodo targets radicals with presidential decree

Widodo targets radicals with presidential decree

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has issued a decree allowing authorities to disband organisations deemed threatening to national unity, the country’s top security minister said yesterday.

Mercedes widens lead over BMW with trendy new E-Class and SUVs

Mercedes widens lead over BMW with trendy new E-Class and SUVs

Mercedes-Benz widened its global luxury-car sales lead in the first half of the year, setting back BMW chief executive officer Harald Krueger’s effort to reclaim the segment’s top spot.

More Turkish troops arrive

More Turkish troops arrive

The Directorate of Moral Guidance at the Ministry of Defence has announced the arrival of the fifth batch of Turkish troops in Qatar.

Toshiba mulls a Swiss IPO for Landis+Gyr by Sept

Toshiba mulls a Swiss IPO for Landis+Gyr by Sept

Toshiba Corp is considering an initial public offering in Switzerland for energy metering company Landis+Gyr AG by the end of September, raising much-needed cash to bankroll its turnaround.

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded yesterday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Indian growth slumps to 2-yr low in March quarter

Indian growth slumps to 2-yr low in March quarter

India’s gross domestic product data shocked again yesterday as economic growth unexpectedly slumped to its lowest in more than two years in the March quarter, stripping the country of its status as the world’s fastest growing major economy.