Gulf Times - Leonid-Slutsky
Russian  football commentator who mentioned Putin critic goes off air

Russian football commentator who mentioned Putin critic goes off air

A Russian soccer commentator said he will no longer do World Cup matches for Russia's biggest state-run broadcaster, four days after breaking a taboo by naming President Vladimir Putin's biggest critic live on air.

Thai police bust massive loan shark racket

Thai police bust massive loan shark racket

Thai police have broken up the country's biggest loan shark syndicate with nationwide raids on a network of creditors who circulated some $111mn to tens of thousands of debtors, authorities said on Friday.

West voices concern over Rohingya crisis

West voices concern over Rohingya crisis

Western nations are increasingly concerned at how Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is dealing with violence in Myanmar’s divided northwest, with the US envoy to the United Nations privately warning fellow diplomats the country could not handle the crisis on its own.