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Record-setting Azam leads Pakistan to another T20 series sweep

Record-setting Azam leads Pakistan to another T20 series sweep

Babar Azam became the quickest batsman to reach 1,000 Twenty20 runs as Pakistan whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 with a comfortable 47-run win in the third and final match in Dubai yesterday.

China blow to recycling boosts $185bn US plastics market bet

China blow to recycling boosts $185bn US plastics market bet

China is upending the global plastics market. The world’s biggest user of scrap has stopped accepting shiploads of other countries’ plastic trash as it phases in a new ban.

Safari Mall’s anniversary promotion launch today

Safari Mall’s anniversary promotion launch today

The seventh anniversary promotion of Safari Mall will be launched at the outlet in Abu Hamour, Doha, today.

Cameroon city deserted ahead of ‘independence’ declaration

Cameroon city deserted ahead of ‘independence’ declaration

The main city in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon was a virtual ghost town yesterday, with armed police patrolled the streets on the eve of an expected ...

QRCS brings relief to cholera-hit S Sudan

QRCS brings relief to cholera-hit S Sudan

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is carrying out a humanitarian programme in Southern Sudan to provide urgent relief to people affected by the cholera outbreak in the country.

Bank note denomination: Anger rising in India

Bank note denomination: Anger rising in India

Anger was rising across India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash after the government withdrew large denomination notes in a shock move aimed at uncovering billions of dollars of unaccounted wealth hidden from the taxman.

Why diversification is good for GCC economies

Why diversification is good for GCC economies

It is oft-repeated now that 2016 is proving to be a challenging year for businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Afghan Taliban leadership is in Pakistan, Islamabad says

Afghan Taliban leadership is in Pakistan, Islamabad says

A top Pakistani official has said for the first time publicly that the Afghan Taliban's leadership enjoys a safe haven inside his country, which Islamabad uses as a "lever" to pressure the group into talks with Kabul.

S Africa minister vows to fight smear attempt

S Africa minister vows to fight smear attempt

South Africa’s finance minister said yesterday that he would take legal action to protect himself from what he called attempts to discredit him and the integrity of the Treasury.

Japan set for rich medal haul in Rio - analysts

Japan set for rich medal haul in Rio - analysts

Japan is on track to match its highest ever haul of gold medals at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to data and statistics company Infostrada Sports.

German spy agency says IS sending fighters disguised as refugees

German spy agency says IS sending fighters disguised as refugees

Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said on Friday, a day after security forces thwarted a potential IS attack in Berlin.

Is our destiny in our own hands?

Is our destiny in our own hands?

There’s a case to be made, from things like Google search figures, that Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken – you know, the one about two paths diverging in a wood – is the most popular in modern history.