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India approves plan to sell stake in state-owned Air India

India approves plan to sell stake in state-owned Air India

NEW DELHI: India's cabinet approved on Wednesday (Jun 28) plans to sell a stake in state-run Air India as the debt-saddled carrier struggles to compete with low-cost rivals in one of the world's fastest-growing airline markets.

Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar 'regime change'

Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar 'regime change'

DUBAI: A senior Emirati official insisted on Wednesday that Gulf Arab states were not seeking regime change in Doha, as tensions built in a bitter feud between Qatar and its neighbours.

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Myanmar scours sea for 122 missing after plane disappears

Myanmar scours sea for 122 missing after plane disappears

YANGON: Myanmar's military was on Thursday (Jun 8) scouring the waves for more than 120 people missing after their plane vanished flying over the Andaman Sea.

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Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

PARIS: Qatar must "change their policies" and stop supporting "extremist groups", the Saudi foreign minister said on Tuesday (Jun 6) in Paris, a day after his nation and its allies cut off ties with the Gulf state.

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Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump urged Gulf unity Tuesday (Jun 6) in remarks released just hours after he appeared to back Saudi Arabia and its regional allies' decision to sever ties with Qatar.

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Energy exports a lifeline for boycott-hit Qatar

Energy exports a lifeline for boycott-hit Qatar

KUWAIT CITY: A Saudi-led diplomatic and economic blockade against Qatar may threaten food imports, but the tiny emirate still has a lifeline through its gas and oil exports, experts said on Tuesday (Jun 6).

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Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

WARSAW: Two thousand Polish taxi drivers on Monday (Jun 5) snarled traffic in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors including the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

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Trump proposes privatising US air traffic control

Trump proposes privatising US air traffic control

WASHINGTON: In the first salvo in a week-long push to overhaul America's infrastructure, President Donald Trump on Monday (Jun 5) announced a plan to privatise the nation's air traffic control system.

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Philippine casino attacker a gambling addict, not terrorist: Police

Philippine casino attacker a gambling addict, not terrorist: Police

MANILA: An armed man who killed 37 people when he set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital was a father-of-three from Manila motivated by heavy gambling debts and not terrorism, authorities said on Sunday (Jun 4).

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Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

WASHINGTON: Former US secretary of state John Kerry, an architect of the Paris climate accord, on Sunday (Jun 4) blasted President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement to cut carbon emissions.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack

LONDON: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Sunday (Jun 4) for an attack by knife-wielding men who mowed down and stabbed revellers in London, killing seven people before being shot dead in a barrage of police gunfire.

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Trump offers help as London grapples with violent incidents

Trump offers help as London grapples with violent incidents

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump offered US help on Saturday (Jun 3) to Britain in response to reports of three violent incidents including a vehicle mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge.

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6 killed, 3 suspects shot dead in terrorist attacks at London Bridge, Borough Market: Police

6 killed, 3 suspects shot dead in terrorist attacks at London Bridge, Borough Market: Police

LONDON: Six victims were killed and three assailants were shot dead in "terrorist" attacks in central London, British police said on Sunday (Jun 4). Police added that the attackers wore fake suicide vests.

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Putin urges end to 'harmful chatter' over Russian meddling

Putin urges end to 'harmful chatter' over Russian meddling

SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a blistering attack on Friday (Jun 2) on what he said were baseless accusations that Moscow was behind a hacking and influence campaign aimed at getting Donald Trump elected.

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Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump announced America’s shock withdrawal from the Paris climate accord on Thursday, a policy shift with potentially wide-ranging repercussions for the environment and Washington’s ties with the world.

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Fiji's COP 23 leader vows climate fight 'far from over'

Fiji's COP 23 leader vows climate fight 'far from over'

The head of upcoming UN climate talks vowed Friday that the fight against global warming would continue despite Washington's "unfortunate" decision to abandon the Paris climate deal.

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