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Governments and companies must do more to combat climate change: WEF

Governments and companies must do more to combat climate change: WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) called on governments and companies to cut their emissions in a study published on Wednesday, addressing leaders who gathered for the two-week UN climate summit.

Philippine leader alleges most US ambassadors are 'spies'

Philippine leader alleges most US ambassadors are 'spies'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday alleged that most US ambassadors are "spies," and some of the envoys are deployed to undermine governments.

Pope asks to become ‘poorer’

Pope asks to become ‘poorer’

Pope Francis, in the modest style he has become known for, spoke yesterday to members of an Italian medical charity working in Africa and evoked his desire to show unity with the poor.

Karzai signs terror law to avoid blacklist

Karzai signs terror law to avoid blacklist

Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a law aimed at curbing the financing of terrorist groups.

Qatar Airways scraps most first-class seats

Qatar Airways scraps most first-class seats

Qatar Airways, which markets itself as a luxury carrier, will remove most first-class seats from its fleet and reserve them.

Russia’s Putin backs Sisi’s ‘run’ for the Egyptian presidency

Russia’s Putin backs Sisi’s ‘run’ for the Egyptian presidency

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday endorsed Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s .

 Typhoon Utor hits Hong Kong

Typhoon Utor hits Hong Kong

Hong Kong battened down yesterday as Typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city’s financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights...

Block child porn, say MPs after murderer Bridger is jailed for life

Block child porn, say MPs after murderer Bridger is jailed for life

MPs have called for Internet service providers to block violent and child pornography, in the wake of Mark Bridger being jailed for the kidnap and murder of five-year-old April Jones.

On the perfume trail

On the perfume trail

When Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth, looked at her bloodied hands and cried that all the perfumes of Arabia could not sweeten them...

Yanis rides Kohala to commanding win in Umm Qarn Cup

Yanis rides Kohala to commanding win in Umm Qarn Cup

Injaaz Stud’s Kohala asserted her superiority with a commanding victory in the Umm Qarn Cup, which featured yesterday’s races on the sand track of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.

Pact between Sudan govt, JEM ‘a big step forward’

Pact between Sudan govt, JEM ‘a big step forward’

The signing of the agreement based on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) between the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)...

Land rights have key role in Cambodia

Land rights have key role in Cambodia

Faced with widespread evictions and opaque private sector deals, activists in Cambodia are calling on the government to be more open and transparent about land concessions.