Gulf Times - Silk-Road
Silk Road to make Qatar a strategic hub in the region

Silk Road to make Qatar a strategic hub in the region

Qatar is among the very first countries to have supported the Belt and Road Initiative that aims for wider links between Asia, Africa and Europe, HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said Friday in Beijing.

US says will not send high-level officials to China's Silk Road summit

US says will not send high-level officials to China's Silk Road summit

The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China's second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a US State Department spokesman said on Tuesday ...

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy will sign a memorandum of understanding with China to officially support Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of ‘unsustainable’ debt

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of ‘unsustainable’ debt

India has not sent an official delegation to attend the ‘Belt and Road Forum’ in Beijing and instead criticised China's global initiative, warning of an ‘unsustainable debt burden’ for countries involved.

Pakistan signs nearly $500mn in China deals at summit

Pakistan signs nearly $500mn in China deals at summit

Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500mn ahead of Beijing's international forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said.

Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan

Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan

Nepal on Friday signed up to China's new Silk Road drive, a massive infrastructure project spanning some 65 countries at the centre of the Asian giant's push to expand its global influence.

Irishman loses appeal against US extradition in Silk Road case

Irishman loses appeal against US extradition in Silk Road case

An Irishman accused of helping run the Silk Road underground website lost an appeal on Tuesday against extradition to the United States to face charges relating to more than $200 million worth of alleged anonymous online drug sales.

Djokovic starts with win, Murray decides to play

Djokovic starts with win, Murray decides to play

Holder Novak Djokovic needed a late break in the final set to beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 in an opening match at the Italian Open on Tuesday.

Pakistan airstrikes kill 13 militants in tribal area

Pakistan airstrikes kill 13 militants in tribal area

Pakistani jets bombed insurgent hideouts in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan and killed at least 13 militants on Tuesday, the military said

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat eco-city

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts....