Catalan separatists have halved their expectations for voter turnout to 1mn in today’s referendum on giving the region independence from Madrid amid several moves by the central government to block the vote it has declared illegal.
Europe’s major airlines may need to consider merging their low-cost arms in order to fend off the challenge of discount specialists led by Ryanair Holdings, International Air Transport Association chief executive officer Alexandre de Juniac said.
Pakistan’s economy is on track to expand 5.3% in the financial year 2016/2017, the fastest rate since 2007, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said yesterday, a day before he announces a budget plan which is likely to focus on boosting growth.
Philippine lawmakers ended a 10-month crusade by Environment Secretary Regina Lopez yesterday, forcing out the eco-warrior whose mining crackdown was backed by the president but led to demands for her removal by miners.
An Afghan strongman is giving sanctuary to Taliban fighters and their families who had sought haven across the border in Pakistan, building on a radical strategy to reduce Islamabad’s perceived influence on the insurgency.
Experts from the Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Science and Engineering hosted representatives from the Ministry of Defence on a course that highlighted cyber security threats, how to guard against them, and what to do when a cyber attack takes place.