Du Plessis’s joy as SA go back to basics

Du Plessis’s joy as SA go back to basics

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said his side had gone back to basics in a commanding 340-run win over England in the second Test at Trent Bridge yesterday.

Egypt wheat concerns to stay high despite subsidy overhaul

Egypt wheat concerns to stay high despite subsidy overhaul

Egypt’s overhaul of its bread subsidy programme isn’t likely to lead to any significant change in how much wheat the country buys on the international market, according to traders and analysts.

Cilic downs Muller to reach Queen’s final

Cilic downs Muller to reach Queen’s final

Croatia’s Marin Cilic reached his third Queen’s Club final as the world number seven won the battle of the big servers to beat Gilles Muller 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 yesterday.

Vardy hauls Leicester to safety

Vardy hauls Leicester to safety

Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

Afghan strongman shelters former Taliban insurgents

Afghan strongman shelters former Taliban insurgents

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.

Nakilat posts Q1 net profit of QR191.35mn

Nakilat posts Q1 net profit of QR191.35mn

Nakilat has earned a net profit of QR191.35mn on QR877.54mn total income, translating into earnings-per-share of QR0.34 at the end of first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Qatar Airways congratulates HIA, World’s Sixth Best Airport

Qatar Airways congratulates HIA, World’s Sixth Best Airport

Qatar Airways has congratulated its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), on being ranked the Sixth Best Airport in the World by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places from last year.

Cheruiyot rules out the possibility of two-hour marathon

Cheruiyot rules out the possibility of two-hour marathon

Running a marathon in under two hours is not possible, Kenya’s Olympic 5,000 and world 10,000 champion Vivian Cheruiyot has said in response to an initiative by sportswear manufacturer Nike to achieve that feat.

 Istanbul nightclub massacre kills 39, attacker on run

Istanbul nightclub massacre kills 39, attacker on run

Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed on Sunday when a gunman went on a rampage at an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul where revellers were celebrating the New Year.

Santa denial gets Italian conductor the sack

Santa denial gets Italian conductor the sack

Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go.

Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticising religion

Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticising religion

A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for ‘wounding religious feelings’, his second prison term in a year ...

In Syria’s Tartus, displaced work fields of farmers at war

In Syria’s Tartus, displaced work fields of farmers at war

When the farmers of Syria’s Tartus province went off to war, their famed tomato vines were left to wither.