American fast food fails to win over Vietnamese

American fast food fails to win over Vietnamese

American fast food chains, despite being hugely popular initially, seem to have failed to win over Vietnam, owing to tough competition from local food options and an inability to adapt to local taste buds.

Emerging markets retreat as German, US bond yields rise

Emerging markets retreat as German, US bond yields rise

Emerging stocks retreated yesterday, taking their cue from Wall Street losses amid rising US and German bond yields and expectations that the Fed and ECB will soon cut back on stimulus.

900,000 face ‘acute food insecurity’ in Lanka Colombo

900,000 face ‘acute food insecurity’ in Lanka Colombo

The worst drought in five years has pushed 900,000 people in Sri Lanka into “acute food insecurity”, the World Food Programme (WFP) says.

Rota hosts course for trainers as part of literacy programme

Rota hosts course for trainers as part of literacy programme

Reach Out to Asia (Rota) recently hosted a ‘Training for Trainers’ workshop, part of its Adult English Literacy (RAEL) programme, at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

Iran to buy 130 tonnes of uranium: official

Iran to buy 130 tonnes of uranium: official

Iran has received authorisation from world powers to import 130 tonnes of natural uranium, Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.

Asian bourses extend rally

Asian bourses extend rally

Fading expectations of a US interest rate rise this year hit the dollar and boosted stocks in Asia yesterday, although Shanghai equities took a hammering from weak Chinese manufacturing data.

Sufis in Bangladesh defy attacks to hold gathering

Sufis in Bangladesh defy attacks to hold gathering

Tens of thousands of Sufis descended on the Bangladeshi capital yesterday in a defiant show of unity, following a spate of targeted killings of members of the Muslim minority by suspected Islamist militants.

Nitish to be CM nominee in Bihar as Lalu relents

Nitish to be CM nominee in Bihar as Lalu relents

After days of talks brokered by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Janata Parivar yesterday announced that Bihar Chief ...

Qatar slams attack on Paris weekly

Qatar slams attack on Paris weekly

Qatar yesterday expressed “strong condemnation and denunciation” of the attack by gunmen on Paris weekly...

Pakistani, Indian spy agencies averted more deaths

Pakistani, Indian spy agencies averted more deaths

Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies both picked up plans for an imminent strike on their Wagah land border ahead of a suicide blast ...

How to parent a 20-something couch potato

How to parent a 20-something couch potato

Got a high school or college kid who zones out with video games or TV instead of tackling his schoolwork or pursuing a career?

NBA decides against draft lottery reform

NBA decides against draft lottery reform

The NBA is run by smart people, 76ers head coach Brett Brown said. And on Wednesday morning.