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Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for new cabinet

Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for new cabinet

The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts.

Halep advances in quest to take No. 1 spot

Halep advances in quest to take No. 1 spot

Second-ranked Simona Halep charged closer to taking the world number one ranking Thursday, beating Latvian 15th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3 to reach the Cincinnati quarter-finals.

Dodgers overcome NY Mets to continue historic surge

Dodgers overcome NY Mets to continue historic surge

Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the seventh inning on Saturday for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who continued their historic two-month run by coming back to defeat the New York Mets 7-4 at Citi Field during the Major League Baseball.

Lanka to divest hotel firms after port sale

Lanka to divest hotel firms after port sale

Sri Lanka yesterday announced plans to sell off two state-owned luxury hotel companies following its billion-dollar privatisation of a loss-making port.

European stocks fall on banking sector worries

European stocks fall on banking sector worries

Wall Street yesterday struggled to defend territory above 22,000 on the Dow as an early Apple-led surge threatened to fizzle out and European stocks drifted back into the red.

Presidential election: BJP woos allies, other parties

Presidential election: BJP woos allies, other parties

The Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday stepped up its efforts to gather support for its unnamed presidential nominee, with its top leaders talking to allies Shiv Sena and Lok Janshakti Party as well as the opposition Trinamool Congress and Biju Janata Dal.

Thrilling volleyball tournaments conclude with teams Eagles, Aktor on top

Thrilling volleyball tournaments conclude with teams Eagles, Aktor on top

Team Eagles and Team Aktor secured the top spot in the men’s and women’s volleyball tournament in the Aspire Zone Foundation’s (AZF) Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF).

French warning on Macron hack a day before poll

French warning on Macron hack a day before poll

France took a hard line yesterday over a huge trove of documents hacked from presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign, warning on the eve of the election that anyone spreading them could face criminal charges.

4 dead, 20 missing after landslide sweeps over Kyrgyz village

4 dead, 20 missing after landslide sweeps over Kyrgyz village

A huge landslide swept over houses in a village in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday killing four people, with more than 20 others believed to be trapped under the debris, authorities said.

Jeweller opens 175th showroom

Jeweller opens 175th showroom

Leading jeweller Malabar Gold & Diamonds has expanded its network with the inauguration of a new showroom in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu.

Pope urges end to Syria ‘horror’ at Easter mass

Pope urges end to Syria ‘horror’ at Easter mass

Pope Francis urged yesterday an end to “horror and death” in Syria and implored God to bring peace to the Middle East as he delivered the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome.

Sympathy for Sweden after attack in Stockholm

Sympathy for Sweden after attack in Stockholm

International leaders united in sympathy and condemnation yesterday after a man ploughed a truck through a crowd into the front of a department store in central Stockholm.