First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

The first commercial flight to Eritrea in two decades departed Wednesday from Addis Ababa after the two nations ended their bitter conflict in a whirlwind peace process.

Schumacher’s son Mick takes father’s 1994 car for a spin

Schumacher’s son Mick takes father’s 1994 car for a spin

Mick Schumacher, the son of Formula One great Michael, marked the 25th anniversary of his father’s first Grand Prix victory by driving a lap in the German’s championship-winning 1994 Benetton car ahead of the Belgian race yesterday.

Nationals go down to Marlins as pitcher Scherzer gets injured

Nationals go down to Marlins as pitcher Scherzer gets injured

Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer hit his first Major League Baseball home run on Tuesday then exited after throwing only one inning during the 6-7 loss to Miami Marlins due to a neck spasm.

European Nato defence spending slightly higher

European Nato defence spending slightly higher

Defence spending by European Nato states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said yesterday, but still remained below the threshold the new US President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve.

Ooredoo to showcase future of communications

Ooredoo to showcase future of communications

Ooredoo will present an “exciting insight” into the future of communications in Qatar at the ‘Qitcom 2017’ exhibition, showcasing its data experience leadership with a range of advanced solutions.

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).

Vodafone India in merger talks with Idea Cellular

Vodafone India in merger talks with Idea Cellular

Britain’s Vodafone Group confirmed yesterday it was in talks to merge its Indian subsidiary with local rival Idea Cellular in an all-share deal that would create a new market leader better able to contest a brutal new price war.

Inquiry widens into Fillon’s wife

Inquiry widens into Fillon’s wife

French investigators have searched the offices of a magazine as part of a widening inquiry into whether presidential candidate Francois Fillon’s wife was paid for allegedly fictitious jobs, sources told AFP yesterday.

Trump’s withdrawal from Trans-Pacific trade pact could bolster China’s clout

Trump’s withdrawal from Trans-Pacific trade pact could bolster China’s clout

US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a long-planned Pacific trade pact creates a political and economic vacuum that China is eager to fill, potentially damaging American prestige in Asia.

McDowell, Noren, Kaymer headline 20th CBQM line-up

McDowell, Noren, Kaymer headline 20th CBQM line-up

Major winners Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell, World Number 10 Alex Noren and new Race to Dubai Rankings leader Tommy Fleetwood are among the favourites at the 20th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which tees off on Thursday.