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Suicide bomber targets Iraqi forces, killing seven
August 30, 2014 - 2:45:16 pm
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a checkpoint south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least seven securi...
Football: Man United reach agreement to sign Blind
August 30, 2014 - 1:24:10 pm
LONDON: Manchester United announced on Saturday that they have reached an agreement to sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind ...
Maldives media raise nearly $2m for Gaza victims
August 30, 2014 - 1:23:11 pm
COLOMBO: Media outlets in the Maldives have raised nearly $2 million to help Gaza residents affected by massive destruction caused in the 50...
Three dead in foiled Philippines jailbreak
August 30, 2014 - 1:22:37 pm
ZAMBOANGA: Three people were killed and eight others wounded after a jailbreak attempt in the southern Philippines turned into a deadly fire...
Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17
August 30, 2014 - 12:53:05 pm
MOSCOW: Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that wa...
Firefight erupts between militants and Philippine peacekeepers in Golan Heights
August 30, 2014 - 12:22:58 pm
MANILA: A firefight erupted on Saturday between a group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Islamis...
Oman to host 'GCC Rail and Metro Conference 2015'
August 30, 2014 - 12:15:27 pm
MUSCAT: Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, will host 'GCC Rail and Metro Conference 2015...
Myanmar census shows population 9 million fewer than estimated
August 30, 2014 - 10:57:07 am
YANGON: Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, arou...
China's Alibaba plans IPO for week of September 8
August 30, 2014 - 10:56:20 am
NEW YORK: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to hold its initial public offering on the US stock market the week of September 8, the Wal...
Japan FY 2015 budget requests total record $970m
August 30, 2014 - 9:32:17 am
TOKYO: Japan's fiscal year 2015 general account budget requests reached a record 101.7 trillion yen (US$ 970 billion). It is the first t...
Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency
August 30, 2014 - 9:20:09 am
JALALABAD: At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan ...
China graft watchdog probes another exec at Volkswagen JV
August 30, 2014 - 8:26:12 am
BEIJING: China's anti-graft watchdog has said it is investigating a former senior executive at Volkswagen AG's Chinese venture, FAW-...
Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment
August 30, 2014 - 8:25:32 am
TOKYO: Japan's Panasonic will develop a water purification system together with India's Tata Group, tapping into a fast-growing mark...
Shell files new plan to drill in Arctic
August 29, 2014 - 6:40:38 pm
NEW YORK: Royal Dutch Shell has submitted a new plan for drilling in the Arctic offshore Alaska, more than one year after halting its progra...
Audi recalls 70,000 cars over braking system problem
August 29, 2014 - 5:39:54 pm
FRANKFURT: Audi, the top-of-the-range car maker belonging to auto giant Volkswagen, said on Friday it is recalling 70,000 cars worldwide owi...
Angelina Jolie calls for new bid to end Syria war
August 29, 2014 - 5:18:44 pm
GENEVA: The Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie called Friday for a new bid to bring peace to Syria which she said was destabilising the whole ...
McDonald's says 12 Russian branches temporarily closed
August 29, 2014 - 2:46:26 pm
MOSCOW: McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food safety re...
Vietnam sentences two Filippino drug smugglers to death
August 29, 2014 - 2:44:14 pm
HANOI: A Philippine man and woman have been sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling nearly five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine into th...
Five people killed in northwest Pakistan
August 29, 2014 - 1:10:12 pm
ISLAMABAD: Five peoples of the one family were killed when the members of a rival group opened fire in Northwest Pakistan on Friday, Geo New...
Saudi Aramco seeks interest for work on unconventional gas
August 29, 2014 - 12:52:53 pm
KHOBAR: Four companies have expressed interest in bidding for work on unconventional gas in Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil exporter...
Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
August 29, 2014 - 12:51:53 pm
SEOUL: South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in Chin...
Twitter to set up shop in social-media-mad Indonesia
August 29, 2014 - 12:51:00 pm
JAKARTA: Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia over the coming months as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nati...
Gunmen kill six worshippers at Pakistan shrine
August 29, 2014 - 11:12:42 am
QUETTA: Gunman opened fire on worshippers at a shrine in southwest Pakistan, killing at least six members of a minority Islamic sect and wou...
Pirates steal oil from Thai tanker hijacked off Malaysia
August 29, 2014 - 10:51:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, a maritime watchdog sa...
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs, spend $1.9bn on restructuring
August 29, 2014 - 10:46:55 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines will cut 30 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring that will cost 6 billion ringgit ($1.90 bill...
QTA names winners of raffle draw
New sponsorship law soon: Official
Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV V...
Binay gained from overpricing, says...
Call for law to curb increase in ...
F-Ring Road to open by mid-Septembe...
Car agencies face ministry crackdow...
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