Global economy looks to 2017 for sustainable growth

Global economy looks to 2017 for sustainable growth

After a year that sprang many surprises, the global economy is into a new year, one that may hopefully see recovery in many major and commodity-led emerging markets.

New parks at Al Thumama East, Al Duhail

New parks at Al Thumama East, Al Duhail

Three new parks are to be opened to the public on Monday and Tuesday by the Public Gardens Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) on the occasion of the Qatar National Day.

S Korean embassy marks national day

S Korean embassy marks national day

The South Korean embassy yesterday hosted a reception to mark the Korean national day, which was attended by a number of dignitaries and officials.

Climate change fuels insurgency in Afghanistan

Climate change fuels insurgency in Afghanistan

After two winters without snow, Kabul residents are anxiously scouring the hills for the first flakes, wary that the depletion of this major source of water further fuels instability in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Qatar’s Hussein aims to wrap up season with T2 victory

Qatar’s Hussein aims to wrap up season with T2 victory

Nissans dominate the entry list for Saudi Arabia’s Rally Jeddah, which takes place to a revised format in the Kingdom’s western deserts on November 17-18.

Woodland charges into one-shot lead with flawless round

Woodland charges into one-shot lead with flawless round

Long-hitting American Gary Woodland, benefiting from a timely tune-up with his swing coach in Las Vegas last week, charged into a one-shot lead after the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico on Friday.

Japanese banks running out of room to sell their bonds

Japanese banks running out of room to sell their bonds

Japan’s biggest banks are running out of room to sell their government bond holdings, pushing the central bank closer to the limits of its record monetary easing.

The wonders of solitude

The wonders of solitude

The sound of stone and gravel crushing under tyres signalled my escape was at hand. The small lot sat empty, as it usually is, and the trailhead stood in front of me, waiting patiently as it always does.

Schalke 04 sign Chelsea’s Baba on loan

Schalke 04 sign Chelsea’s Baba on loan

Schalke 04 has signed Ghana international left-back Abdul Rahman Baba on loan from Chelsea for the coming season, both clubs confirmed yesterday.

Pakistan’s Asif plots Test return via Norway

Pakistan’s Asif plots Test return via Norway

Pakistan’s Mohamed Asif has ended up playing in Norway as he plots a return to Test cricket, five years after a notorious spot-fixing scandal, a report said.

Russia calls for swift resumption of Syria peace talks

Russia calls for swift resumption of Syria peace talks

Russia called on Tuesday for a swift resumption of stalled Syrian peace talks, saying it was the only way to halt ‘massive violations’ of human rights perpetrated in the five-year-old conflict.

EU cracks down on tax havens, targets major companies

EU cracks down on tax havens, targets major companies

The EU unveiled plans yesterday to force the world’s biggest multinationals to faithfully report earnings and pay their fair share of taxes,.....