Gulf Times - partitioning
Nadal takes centre stage ahead of Kyrgios clash

Nadal takes centre stage ahead of Kyrgios clash

Rafael Nadal takes centre stage on Rod Laver Arena for his Australian Open second round match against Leonardo Mayer today but anyone looking for a wild atmosphere would be better off waiting for the last match on Hisense Arena.

China steps up policing of multinationals over sovereignty

China steps up policing of multinationals over sovereignty

China is stepping up its policing of international companies such as Inditex SA-owned Zara and Delta Air Lines Inc and demanding they respect the government’s position on long-standing territorial disputes from Taiwan to Tibet.

QP CEO’s China visit opens ‘further cooperation’ in energy field

QP CEO’s China visit opens ‘further cooperation’ in energy field

Talks held recently between Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Chinese officials and other energy companies in China had resulted in “further cooperation” in the field of energy, QP has announced in a statement.

Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal in League Cup stalemate

Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal in League Cup stalemate

Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday night’s first leg.

Power source

Power source

The Moragahakanda hydro-electricity and irrigation dam and reservoir is seen from the air in Moragahakanda in central Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena is due to commission the $440mn irrigation and power generating project next week this week.

Kohli earns record $2.7mn salary for 2018 IPL campaign

Kohli earns record $2.7mn salary for 2018 IPL campaign

Virat Kohli will stay with Royal Challengers Bangalore alongside South Africa's AB de Villiers, who will earn $1.7mn in the cash-rich event started by the Indian cricket board in 2008.

Jadeja a doubt for first South Africa Test

Jadeja a doubt for first South Africa Test

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is a doubt for the first Test against South Africa due to a viral illness, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said yesterday.

Enduring legacies

Enduring legacies

Mark Twain was ahead of his time — so much so that 140 years ago, he had a man cave.

Kevin Durant leads Warriors over Utah, Cavs fall to Kings

Kevin Durant leads Warriors over Utah, Cavs fall to Kings

‘Utah played really physical and they played defense like we hadn’t seen before’

Queen praises Britons’ response to terrorism

Queen praises Britons’ response to terrorism

Queen Elizabeth praised the resilience of London and Manchester after “appalling attacks”, in a Christmas message that also paid tribute to her husband, Prince Philip, who retired from regular royal duties this year.

Preventing the next African famine

Preventing the next African famine

After falling for more than a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is rising once again.

Protests rock Iraqi Kurdistan for second day

Protests rock Iraqi Kurdistan for second day

Protesters in Iraqi Kurdistan torched a mayor's office and stormed a ruling party building on Tuesday as anger raged for a second day over the disastrous fallout from an independence vote.