Prove yourselves, Loew tells German stars for French test

Prove yourselves, Loew tells German stars for French test

Joachim Loew has told his Germany side to prove themselves in today’s friendly against France as the defending champions’ sharpen their preparations for next year’s World Cup.

Spanish attacker raring to go with Ahli

Spanish attacker raring to go with Ahli

Al Ahli new recruit Francisco Sandaza is raring to go with his new side ahead of the new QNB Stars League season begins on Friday evening.

Trump praises new chief of staff for avoiding controversy

Trump praises new chief of staff for avoiding controversy

US President Donald Trump swore in his new chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who he praised for averting controversy during his tenure overseeing border security issues at the Department of Homeland Security.

The coming financial volatility

The coming financial volatility

Bond investors are from Mars, and central bankers are from Venus – or so suggests the bond market’s negative reaction to signals that the exceptional monetary-policy accommodation of the last decade is winding down.

Blair: EU is willing to talk on freedom of movement

Blair: EU is willing to talk on freedom of movement

European Union leaders are willing to change the bloc’s rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging “hard Brexit”, former prime minister Tony Blair said yesterday.

Qatar promotes rights of persons with disabilities

Qatar promotes rights of persons with disabilities

The State of Qatar affirmed that its constitution guarantees non-discrimination against persons with disabilities, acknowledges that the principle of equality is one of the fundamental pillars of the Qatari society.

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.

Eight Facebook users indicted for mocking Thai junta leader

Eight Facebook users indicted for mocking Thai junta leader

A Thai military tribunal yesterday indicted eight people with sedition for running a Facebook page that mocked the kingdom’s junta chief, making them the latest victims of the regime’s crackdown on dissent.

Westbrook, Harden withdraw from US Olympic squad

Westbrook, Harden withdraw from US Olympic squad

Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James Harden confirmed Friday they have joined the growing list of NBA stars who are backing out on playing for the US team at the Rio Olympics.

ETFs leak $13bn as S&P 500’s weekly slide puts rebound on ice

ETFs leak $13bn as S&P 500’s weekly slide puts rebound on ice

US stocks fell for a second week, joining a selloff in global equities as traders worldwide fled exchange-traded funds linked to the asset class.

Ooredoo is named title sponsor of Arab Future Cities Summit

Ooredoo is named title sponsor of Arab Future Cities Summit

Ooredoo has been announced as the title sponsor of the fifth Arab Future Cities Summit 2016, organised by Expotrade Middle East.

South African president faces no-confidence vote in parliament

South African president faces no-confidence vote in parliament

Beleaguered South African President Jacob Zuma faced a no-confidence vote in parliament for a second time in less than a year and a legal bid to reinstate corruption charges against him.