Party of deposed Catalan leader wants him as election candidate

Party of deposed Catalan leader wants him as election candidate

The separatist party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is facing an arrest warrant issued by Spain, said Sunday that they wanted him as candidate for regional elections on December 21.

Merkel says she believes three-way coalition can work

Merkel says she believes three-way coalition can work

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence yesterday that three party groups trying to form a new German government can reach a coalition deal, despite scepticism from her would-be allies.

Khaleda rejects ‘false’ charges

Khaleda rejects ‘false’ charges

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterdya told a Dhaka court on Thursday that filing of ‘false’ graft cases is part of a conspiracy to make her ineligible in the next general election.

Iraq preparing to take control of crossing between Kurdistan region, Syria

Iraq preparing to take control of crossing between Kurdistan region, Syria

An Iraqi military delegation is preparing to take control of the Kurdistan region border with Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Tuesday.

Zia for diplomatic approach to Rohingya crisis

Zia for diplomatic approach to Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh National Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has urged the government and the international community to intensify diplomatic efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis as soon as possible.

Lanka scraps medical college amid protests

Lanka scraps medical college amid protests

Sri Lanka announced yesterday the closure of a private medical college at the centre of a long-running controversy over teaching standards.

Emir issues decrees

Emir issues decrees

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday issued the following decrees:

Vodafone’s H1 shows ‘strong’ cash generation

Vodafone’s H1 shows ‘strong’ cash generation

Vodafone Qatar has posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of QR236mn for the six-month period up to September, the company said yesterday.

King Salman urged to take the lead in resolving crisis

King Salman urged to take the lead in resolving crisis

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim talked about his experience throughout his long political career spanning more than 20 years with special focus on the relationships among the GCC countries and the demands made of Qatar by the Saudi-led bloc.

At Gwadar port, China paves a new Silk Road

At Gwadar port, China paves a new Silk Road

Pakistan’s Gwadar port at first glance seems an unlikely crown jewel in a multi-billion-dollar development project with China aimed at constructing a 21st century Silk Road.

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

West African leaders have made their first comments after two months of increasingly bloody violence in Togo, calling on the presidency and the opposition to sit down to talks.