PML-N, PPP mull working together for joint interests

PML-N, PPP mull working together for joint interests

Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have agreed to privately set aside their public differences to protect key joint interests, including protecting democracy and early elections.

Kejriwal faces rare anti-incumbency in civic polls

Kejriwal faces rare anti-incumbency in civic polls

“We lost Punjab because we didn’t do our homework properly. Probably we overestimated our appeal with the voter. We lost Rajouri Garden because people of Delhi seem to be not happy with our performance so far.

Foodies invited to discover ‘true taste’ of Turkish cuisine

Foodies invited to discover ‘true taste’ of Turkish cuisine

Turkish Airlines has partnered with Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel to offer Doha’s diners a special gastronomic experience – a Turkish Food Festival with live cooking stations and entertainment.

Olympic white elephants? Rio's got a herd of them

Olympic white elephants? Rio's got a herd of them

Rio's Olympic organizers promised there'd be no white elephants after the crowds and athletes went home. Unfortunately, six months later there's a herd charging through Brazil's run-down second city.

Drones are mapping Indian cities - where they're allowed

Drones are mapping Indian cities - where they're allowed

Officials in one of India's fastest growing cities are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to update land records in a pilot project that could be rolled out across the country ...

QBIC kicks off 7th wave of LeanStartup Programme with speaker series

QBIC kicks off 7th wave of LeanStartup Programme with speaker series

Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Social Development Centre (SDC)...

Goodbye ‘Dilscoop’, Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Goodbye ‘Dilscoop’, Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced yesterday.

Akihito ‘indicates’ desire to abdicate

Akihito ‘indicates’ desire to abdicate

Emperor Akihito, 82, in a rare video address to the public yesterday, said he worried that age may make it difficult for him to fully carry out his duties, remarks widely seen as suggesting he wants to abdicate.

Switzerland files charges against alleged Tamil Tiger fundraisers

Switzerland files charges against alleged Tamil Tiger fundraisers

Switzerland’s attorney general has filed charges against 13 people accused of raising millions of dollars to buy weapons for the Tamil Tigers fighters during the civil war in Sri Lanka.

War in Iraq is key to Blair’s fall from grace

War in Iraq is key to Blair’s fall from grace

Tony Blair rode a wave of “Cool Britannia” optimism in his first heady years in office but is now criticised by many Britons who accuse him of leading the country into an unnecessary war in Iraq that shattered his legacy.

Economic crisis pummels Venezuelan Olympics athletes

Economic crisis pummels Venezuelan Olympics athletes

Every morning, Venezuelan archer Elias Malave picks up his old bow, attaches a handful of well-worn arrows to his belt and trains for five hours on an empty field, without a coach. It could be any amateur sportsman’s routine.

Jordanian among two convicted murderers executed in Saudi

Jordanian among two convicted murderers executed in Saudi

Saudi Arabia executed two convicted murderers on Thursday, one of them a Jordanian, bringing to 78 the number of death sentences it has carried out this year.