Rajoy to seek parliament approval to lead Spain

Rajoy to seek parliament approval to lead Spain

Spain’s acting prime minister will seek parliamentary approval to lead the country for a second term on August 30, Speaker Ana Pastor said yesterday, in a bid to unblock months of deadlock after two inconclusive elections.

Dubai airport flights resume after Emirates accident

Dubai airport flights resume after Emirates accident

Dubai airport, the world's busiest in terms of international passengers, resumed flights on Wednesday after a nearly four-hour shutdown caused by an accident involving an Emirates plane, authorities said.

Berdych joins list of pull-outs over Zika

Berdych joins list of pull-outs over Zika

Top 10 stars Raonic and Halep also withdrew over similar health concerns

Jaish rout Arabi; Gharafa end winless streak

Jaish rout Arabi; Gharafa end winless streak

El Jaish moved within one point of table toppers Al Rayyan with a 4-0 thrashing of Al Arabi in the Qatar Stars League yesterday.

Cuba on edge as drought is forecast to worsen

Cuba on edge as drought is forecast to worsen

Cuba put its civil defence system on alert yesterday due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months.

  Kenya athletics body dismisses dope report as ‘smear campaign’

Kenya athletics body dismisses dope report as ‘smear campaign’

Kenya’s athletics body said yesterday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of the World Championships in Beijing.

Festival fun

Festival fun

Children having fun with a cartoon character during the annual Garangao festivities of Qatar Foundation’s Garangao festivities ...

UN warns Yemen import curbs hampering aid

UN warns Yemen import curbs hampering aid

UN agencies are rushing to bring aid into Yemen and distribute it around the country amid a five-day truce, which began late on Tuesday.

Shakib, Riaz fined for verbal fight

Shakib, Riaz fined for verbal fight

Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib al-Hasan and Pakistani paceman Wahab Riaz were fined.

‘Yes or no’ time as Iran nuclear deadline nears

‘Yes or no’ time as Iran nuclear deadline nears

Global powers raced against the clock yesterday on the eve of a deadline.

Munich Re annual net profit falls 4.6% to €3.2bn

Munich Re annual net profit falls 4.6% to €3.2bn

German reinsurance giant Munich Re said yesterday it expects net profit to decline this year as a result of record low interest rates.

Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount

Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount

Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq