China defends military ship's planned visit to India's neighbour Sri Lanka

China defends military ship's planned visit to India's neighbour Sri Lanka

China said on Friday it hoped "relevant parties" would refrain from interfering with its legitimate maritime activities, after New Delhi voiced concern over a Chinese military ship's planned visit to a port in India's southern neighbour Sri Lanka.

Lankan minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Lankan minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.

Sri Lanka signs $1.1bn China port deal amid local, foreign concerns

Sri Lanka signs $1.1bn China port deal amid local, foreign concerns

Sri Lanka signed a long delayed $1.1 billion deal on Saturday to lease its southern Hambantota port to China ignoring an appeal by opposition parties to debate the pact in parliament.

Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico

Ronaldo’s Portugal held by Mexico

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future, although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup yesterday.

Visitors continue to throng Dhow Festival

Visitors continue to throng Dhow Festival

The sixth edition of the Dhow Festival at the Cultural Village Foundation - Katara completed its second day on Wednesday with a good turnout of visitors.

India obstacle to peace: Sharif

India obstacle to peace: Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lashed out at India over escalating tensions in Kashmir, telling the UN General Assembly yesterday that New Delhi was an obstacle to peace.

Gourmet menu, healthy food at café Evergreen

Gourmet menu, healthy food at café Evergreen

Founders Joujou Alfardan and Ghanim al-Sulaiti have the distinction of presenting to Qatar’s people a vegan menu that screams variety, guarantees rejuvenation, and is a stickler for taste.

India, Saudi vow joint fight against terrorism

India, Saudi vow joint fight against terrorism

PM holds talks with King Salman, agree to step up partnership

I am always number one and plan to stay on top till I retire: Bolt

I am always number one and plan to stay on top till I retire: Bolt

Usain Bolt insists he is still king of the sprinters after returning from injury with back-to-back 100m times of 9.87sec at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday night.

Pakistan again detains Mumbai attacks suspect

Pakistan again detains Mumbai attacks suspect

The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks was detained afresh for one month after a Pakistani court cancelled a detention order against ...