Gulf Times - Charles-Carver
S Korea raises 2016 growth figure to 2.8%

S Korea raises 2016 growth figure to 2.8%

Asia’s fourth-largest economy grew slightly more than previously thought in each of the past two years, South Korean authorities said yesterday.

S. Carolina man who kept woman chained killed seven

S. Carolina man who kept woman chained killed seven

South Carolina authorities said on Saturday that Todd Kohlepp, the suspect they arrested before discovering the body of a man whose girlfriend was found chained alive in a storage container, had confessed to killing six other people.

Spain striker Morata fit and ready for action

Spain striker Morata fit and ready for action

Alvaro Morata is ready to lead Spain’s attack at Euro 2016 if called upon after declaring himself fully fit yesterday.

QSE opened flat despite strong buying interests

QSE opened flat despite strong buying interests

Qatar Stock Exchange opened the week largely flat despite stronger buying interests in the real estate and consumer goods.

Islamic State bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

Islamic State bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

The Islamic State group carried out rare attacks in Iraq's deep Shia south Sunday, killing at least 33 people with twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa.

Edhi, the obstinately humble hero to masses

Edhi, the obstinately humble hero to masses

He created a charitable empire out of nothing, masterminding Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation.

New body to monitor labour conditions at World Cup sites

New body to monitor labour conditions at World Cup sites

FIFA president Gianni Infantino yesterday announced the creation of an oversight body with independent members to monitor the systems in place to ensure decent working conditions at World Cup stadiums.

For Israel energy developers, bad news may be good news

For Israel energy developers, bad news may be good news

The latest bout of bad news for Israel’s natural gas extraction plans may turn out to be a boon for energy explorers.

Poe ‘to work hard despite high ratings’

Poe ‘to work hard despite high ratings’

She may be topping all the surveys but Senator Grace Poe is not resting on her laurels with only a month to go before election day.

Morgan says England will stay aggressive

Morgan says England will stay aggressive

The current England squad has been the most expressive in a long time and players are encouraged to be as brash and aggressive as they can on the field, limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said yesterday as he prepares his side for the World Twenty20.

Rating affirmation reflects Qatar’s stable economy

Rating affirmation reflects Qatar’s stable economy

The recent affirmation of Qatar’s sovereign rating with a stable outlook by Standard & Poor’s reflects the country’s “high” economic wealth and “strong” external and fiscal positions.

Court upholds death sentence for Islamist

Court upholds death sentence for Islamist

Bangladesh’s top court yesterday upheld the death sentence on the leader of the largest Islamist party for crimes during the country’s 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months.