GENEVA: A military offensive by Syrian government and allied forces has cut off 120,000 people in the northern Homs governorate since mid-January, wor
PARIS/LONDON: France's Total beat quarterly earnings expectations powered by high production and refining margins on Thursday but said it plans fr
ANKARA: President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran's faction-ridden elite on Thursday to seek consensus after a hardline watchdog body disqualified thous
SINGAPORE: Asia's naphtha crack leapt 25 percent to a two-session high of $64.35 a tonne on Thursday, almost entirely reversing the previous sessi
ISTANBUL: Toyota Motor Corp will begin production in Turkey by year-end of ...
BELGRADE: Serbia's central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest...
BERLIN: Attacking midfielder Marco Reus's return to form after injury a...
SINGAPORE: The dollar retreated across the board in Asia Thursday after com...
ISTANBUL: Toyota Motor Corp will begin production in Turkey by year-end of a new hybrid engine model with an investment of more than 350 million euros ($396 million), Toyota's chief executive of Europe, Johan van Zyl, said on Thursday. He told a
BELGRADE: Serbia's central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in four months on Thursday, setting aside concerns over a weakening dinar to tackle doggedly low inflation. The 25 basis point cut to 4.25 percent was
NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday as investors concerned about slowing global growth continued to shun stocks, adding interest in safe-haven U.S. government debt.Yields on U.S. Treasuries fell on investor caution about the likelihood of
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles, sometimes called the homeless capital of America, adopted a $1.87 billion plan Tuesday to help its 44,000 down-and-out people without homes.The 10-year plan adopted by the city council, with the ambitious goal of ending LA
BOGOTA: The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.In the first direct statements from government
BRUSSELS: European Union regulators will investigate whether a series of Spanish measures granted to Correos since 2004 have given the state-owned postal operator an unfair advantage, following two complaints. The European Commission said the probe w
ISLAMABAD: The services trade deficit during first six months (July-December) decreased by 31.79 percent as compared to the same period of last year.The services exports witnessed a decrease of 5.38 percent while the import fell by 14.30 percent duri
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reduced its fares on domestic and major international flights, including Umra fares, with immediate effect.Decision to this effect has been taken to stabilize unrealistic hike in fares and to facil
KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted $ 11.2 billion in first seven months (July to January) of 2015-16; showing a growth of 6 percent compared to $ 10.566 billion received during the same period in the preceding year.During January 2016, the
Opening batsman Khurram Manzoor named in the Pakistan squad for the next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in India, being amazed of surprise inclusion for mega event.Khurram Manzoor, who last represented Pakistan in a Test match in 2014, has returned to
BERLIN: Attacking midfielder Marco Reus's return to form after injury and illness has given Borussia Dortmund a boost in their campaign to chase down Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich as they prepare to host struggling Hanover 96 on Saturday.The 2
LOS ANGELES: Three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori and Japanese compatriot Yoshihito Nishioka, a 130th-ranked qualifier, advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Memphis Open on Wednesday with straight-sets triumphs.Top seed Nishikori defeated
A.R. RAHMAN (ALLAH-RAKHA RAHMAN): Known for his remarkable music compositions, the legendary Indian music producer/singer/songwriter was born, in a Hindu household, as Dileep Kumar. While his mother, inspired by Sufism, belonged to an Islamic family
Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Neerja’, has been banned in Pakistan, based on real incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at the Karachi airport in 1986.According to Indian Express report, Mobasher Hasan, who heads the Central Board of Film Ce
Great news for all the Potter fans out there! A new Harry Potter book is in the line and will be available to fans at midnight on July 31, coinciding with Harry Potter's birthday.The book titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II
LONDON: European stocks dived in opening deals on Thursday, resuming heavy falls after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen warned over financial market turbulence and the health of the global economy.In initial trade, London's FTSE 100 benchmark in
SINGAPORE: The dollar retreated across the board in Asia Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen on the weak global economy suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon.The greenback also sank to late 2
BUCHAREST: Romania sold a planned 500 million lei ($126.28 million) of Dec. 2022 treasury bonds on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 2.89 percent, central bank data showed.Debt managers last issued the paper in January, at an average yield