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Rouhani seeks co-operation from MPs as parliament opens

Rouhani seeks co-operation from MPs as parliament opens

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged lawmakers to “co-operate” with his government in a speech yesterday during the inaugural session of the new parliament following a February election swept by conservatives.
5/28/2020 1:31:39 AM
Master Blaster Tendulkar looms over Shaw

Master Blaster Tendulkar looms over Shaw

Comparisons to India’s Sachin Tendulkar have not always helped Prithvi Shaw as he seeks to put a doping ban and injury worries behind him and cement his place in the national side.
5/28/2020 1:31:03 AM
Preparations on for T20 World Cup this year, says ICC

Preparations on for T20 World Cup this year, says ICC

The International Cricket Council has told Reuters it is continuing preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year as planned and denied reports yesterday that a decision had been taken to postpone the event.
5/28/2020 1:26:13 AM
NHL to restart with 24-team playoff in two hub cities

NHL to restart with 24-team playoff in two hub cities

The National Hockey League announced Tuesday it will abandon the rest of the regular season and proceed directly to a 24-team playoff staged in two hub cities.
5/28/2020 1:21:29 AM
Lillard won’t play if Blazers can’t reach playoffs

Lillard won’t play if Blazers can’t reach playoffs

Portland’s path to the playoffs will dictate whether All-Star guard Damian Lillard suits up when the Trail Blazers are back on the court this summer.
5/28/2020 1:20:14 AM
India’s midfielder Indumathi dons different uniform in fight against Covid-19

India’s midfielder Indumathi dons different uniform in fight against Covid-19

The nationwide lockdown has transformed many otherwise buzzing streets across India into tranquil expanses. It is on a few of such streets filled with ghastly echoes that the quaint figure of a female police officer goes about her duty with her colleagues
5/28/2020 1:17:23 AM
UN urges China, India to ease border dispute

UN urges China, India to ease border dispute

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising border tensions between India and China and has urged both countries not to do anything to heighten it.
5/28/2020 1:16:19 AM
HEC Paris in Qatar to run online information session

HEC Paris in Qatar to run online information session

HEC Paris in Qatar has announced that it will run an online information session about its degree programmes on June 3, from 4pm to 5pm.
5/28/2020 1:16:02 AM
Project Apollo bears fruit as NRL lifts off again in Australia

Project Apollo bears fruit as NRL lifts off again in Australia

Australia’s National Rugby League will bring professional team sport back to the southern hemisphere for the first time since the coronavirus shutdown when the Brisbane Broncos host the Parramatta Eels in Brisbane today.
5/28/2020 1:15:55 AM
Messi looking forward eagerly to La Liga restart

Messi looking forward eagerly to La Liga restart

Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi said he was eager to start playing again but thought La Liga games behind closed doors would feel “weird”.
5/28/2020 1:14:35 AM
India wilts as summer scorchers add to Covid, locust woes

India wilts as summer scorchers add to Covid, locust woes

India is wilting under a heatwave, with temperatures in places reaching 50C and the capital enduring its hottest May day in nearly two decades.
5/28/2020 1:13:02 AM
Favre backtracks on Dortmund exit hint

Favre backtracks on Dortmund exit hint

Swiss coach Lucien Favre yesterday backtracked on comments he made hinting he would leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season after defeat by Bayern Munich left his team seven points adrift of the champions in the Bundesliga title race with six games left.
5/28/2020 1:12:54 AM
‘Stay home, stay productive and creative’ with Huawei Y8s

‘Stay home, stay productive and creative’ with Huawei Y8s

Huawei has stressed that people can ‘stay home, stay productive and creative’ with the Huawei Y8s.
5/28/2020 1:11:54 AM
Mental health in a time of crisis

Mental health in a time of crisis

Now more than ever, we need to be responsible with the information that we share and forward. There is so much misleading information circulating online about coronavirus – from bogus health tips to speculation about government plans.
5/28/2020 1:00:37 AM
Life after the coronavirus pandemic

Life after the coronavirus pandemic

To many of us, pandemics seem like a thing of the past, an obsolete idea given the advancements in technology; or so we thought. With over 5,503,459 cases and more than 346,774 deaths
5/28/2020 12:59:45 AM
Digest This

Digest This

On the second day of Eid, almost 800 people in Qatar were admitted to hospital for stomach and digestion related issues. It’s a similar story across the Gulf: “We also see an increase in digestive-related complaints,” admits Rabee Harb, a doctor at Kuwait’s Royale Hayat Hospital,
5/28/2020 12:57:36 AM
Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits in US

Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits in US

Working from home and online learning have become the norm during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has shuttered offices and schools.
5/28/2020 12:52:38 AM
Building South Korea’s post-pandemic economy

Building South Korea’s post-pandemic economy

South Korea seems to be winning the battle against Covid-19. It has been recording little more than a handful of new cases per day for weeks, and though it is now preparing for that rate to rise, following the relaxation of social-distancing guidelines, it seems likely to remain in control of the
5/28/2020 12:52:05 AM
One giant leap for Europe?

One giant leap for Europe?

The €500bn ($547bn) Covid-19 recovery fund proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron has been hailed as a turning point for the European Union – and for good reason.
5/28/2020 12:50:34 AM
How America has suffered 100,000 coronavirus deaths

How America has suffered 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Today, more than four months after the first reported case of what was then called the novel coronavirus in the state of Washington, Americans will die in Tennessee and Texas, in Arizona and Wisconsin, in Colorado and Kansas and, of course, in New York and New Jersey.
5/28/2020 12:48:14 AM
Infections top 150,000, with 42.44% recovery

Infections top 150,000, with 42.44% recovery

Maintaining the plateau of over 6,000 cases, India yesterday crossed the psychological 150,000 mark of total Covid-19 cases so far.
5/28/2020 12:46:22 AM
Jaipur spends sleepless nights as locusts wreak havoc

Jaipur spends sleepless nights as locusts wreak havoc

Jaipur residents are spending sleepless nights as locusts have led siege on the city for past three days.
5/28/2020 12:44:47 AM
Concern over expected surge in Covid-19 cases

Concern over expected surge in Covid-19 cases

The coronavirus pandemic may lead to a surge in the number of critically-ill patients and shortage of ventilators in the intensive care units of teaching hospitals in Pakistan in the coming weeks.
5/28/2020 12:40:41 AM
Arrangements being made for amnesty beneficiaries in Gulf: Indian minister

Arrangements being made for amnesty beneficiaries in Gulf: Indian minister

Arrangements are being made for amnesty beneficiaries in the Gulf, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said.
5/28/2020 12:33:24 AM
French restaurants set empty tables in appeal for lockdown support

French restaurants set empty tables in appeal for lockdown support

Restaurants, bars and hotels across France set empty tables and draped chef’s aprons outside yesterday to protest the continuing lockdown restrictions and demand more state aid.
5/28/2020 12:31:11 AM
Social media kept expatriates connected with loved ones on Eid

Social media kept expatriates connected with loved ones on Eid

These are the unprecedented days of our lives where routine activities have become extraordinary and regular celebrations have turned into unique experiences. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has made the world more virtual than real in many ways.
5/28/2020 12:30:23 AM
Governments stop use of malaria drug for Covid-19

Governments stop use of malaria drug for Covid-19

France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria drug.
5/28/2020 12:28:22 AM
“I’m not an expert”

“I’m not an expert”

In his teeming Bob Dylan collection, Bill Pagel has more than 15,000 photos, 4,000 concert posters and 18 four-drawer file cabinets filled with manuscripts and ephemera. He owns the Minnesota native’s childhood homes in Duluth and Hibbing, not to mention little Bobby’s highchair.
5/28/2020 12:27:29 AM
Virus wage subsidies costing Treasury £22bn

Virus wage subsidies costing Treasury £22bn

A third of the British workforce is receiving wage subsidies at a cost of almost £22bn to the Treasury, according to the latest government figures.
5/28/2020 12:21:19 AM
New Covid-19 test-and-trace strategy to begin today

New Covid-19 test-and-trace strategy to begin today

The public will be instructed to stay at home for 14 days, and keep children out of school, even if they have previously had coronavirus or self-isolated, under a new test-and-trace strategy to be rolled out today.
5/28/2020 12:18:15 AM
Growing appetite for Shariah-compliant banking, takaful products in Qatar: OBG

Growing appetite for Shariah-compliant banking, takaful products in Qatar: OBG

Shariah-compliant banking and takaful products see an increasing appetite in the local market, although conventional players still dominate Qatar’s banking and insurance sectors, Oxford Business Group has said in a report.
5/28/2020 12:00:07 AM
Japan eyes new $1.1tn stimulus to combat virus pandemic pain

Japan eyes new $1.1tn stimulus to combat virus pandemic pain

Japan will compile a new $1.1tn stimulus package that includes significant direct spending, to stop the coronavirus pandemic pushing the world’s third-largest economy deeper into recession, a budget draft seen by Reuters showed yesterday.
5/27/2020 11:55:33 PM