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UK govt keeps ‘close eye’ on struggling firm Carillion

UK govt keeps ‘close eye’ on struggling firm Carillion

The British government is keeping a “very close eye” on construction and outsourcing group Carillion, a senior minister said yesterday, amid reports it could go into administration within days.

Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone

Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone

A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria mortar attack

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria mortar attack

Russia's defence ministry on Thursday said two servicemen were killed in a mortar attack by Islamist militants in Syria on New Year's Eve, but denied media reports seven military planes were destroyed.

Using religion to achieve political ends is deplorable

Using religion to achieve political ends is deplorable

Saudi Arabia’s attempt to use religious rites to serve its political interests is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

Ducks’ power-play clicks in victory over Canucks 4-1

Ducks’ power-play clicks in victory over Canucks 4-1

The Anaheim Ducks can breath easy. Their four-game losing streak is over. And the power play finally broke out of its season-long slump in a massive way.

Vietnam vet thwarted in efforts to meet draft-dodging Trump

Vietnam vet thwarted in efforts to meet draft-dodging Trump

US war veteran Mark O’Connor raced across Danang on a motorbike yesterday hoping to come face-to-face with Donald Trump, a president who dodged the war-era draft but whose politics have won fast fans among some former soldiers for “making America great again”.

Magar Society celebrates the festivals of Dipawali and Hurra

Magar Society celebrates the festivals of Dipawali and Hurra

Magar Society recently organised a programme to celebrate Dipawali, the festival of lights, and Hurra, festival of dance.

Knife attacker  arrested near Tunis parliament

Knife attacker arrested near Tunis parliament

A suspected militant was arrested on Wednesday after wounding two policemen in a knife attack near the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia's interior ministry said.

Seminar mulls blockade through prism of international relations

Seminar mulls blockade through prism of international relations

The Department of International Affairs at Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) organised yesterday a symposium on “The Siege from the Perspective of International Relations.” which gave an overview of Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and its objectives.

Newspapers: Emir's tour a success for Qatari Diplomacy

Newspapers: Emir's tour a success for Qatari Diplomacy

Qatari daily newspapers underlined that HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's European tour, which included Turkey, Germany and France, affirmed the success of Qatari diplomacy ...

Tsvangirai admitted to hospital

Tsvangirai admitted to hospital

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official told AFP yesterday, though a spokesman said his condition was stable.

US actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

US actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Friday. He was 91 years old.