China yesterday gave 3,000 assault rifles to the Philippines as a gesture of “friendly and co-operative relations”, the second shipment of rifles to the Philippines this year as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks closer ties with old foe Beijing.
The barrage from a 32nd-floor window in the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people lasted several minutes, causing panic.
As I bounced around in the front seat of a land rover – bones jarring, joints rattling and brains scrambling – Bette Davis’s famous line in the movie All About Eve flashed through my mind – “buckle your seat belts; it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
The Hamad Port, which is being officially opened on Tuesday, has played a significant role in increasing Qatar’s foreign trade and in the development of the country’s major industries, an official of a local company has said.
Energy firms rose in Asia yesterday as another increase in oil prices eroded last week’s hefty losses, but investors are getting tetchy as Donald Trump struggles to pass his healthcare bill, raising concerns about his economic agenda.
Norway and China on Monday normalised diplomatic and political ties, frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.