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Nike Vaporfly runners eye peak form at Dubai Marathon

22 Jan 2020

DUBAI Athletes wearing the controversial Nike Vaporfly shoes have backed themselves to set fast times at the Dubai Marathon this Friday as they make their case for Olympic selection.

Canada, Iran at odds over who should analyse downed plane's black boxes

22 Jan 2020

DUBAI Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders analysed abroad. | Video

Gulf carriers fly over Iraq, Iran after military action deters others

19 Jan 2020

KUWAIT Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries, even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes.

Qatar Airways CEO and past Boeing critic backs planemaker's new head

15 Jan 2020

KUWAIT The chief executive of Qatar Airways and a past critic of Boeing managers welcomed on Wednesday this month's change at the helm of the U.S. planemaker as it deals with the grounding of its 737 MAX model following two fatal crashes.

UPDATE 1-Kuwait deficit to widen with 2020-2021 budget on lower revenues

14 Jan 2020

KUWAIT, Jan 14 Kuwait expects a budget deficit of 9.2 billion dinars ($30.33 billion) in the fiscal year starting on April 1 after it has deposited 10% of total revenue into the country's sovereign wealth fund, government figures released on Tuesday showed.

WRAPUP 13-'Disastrous mistake': Iran acknowledges shooting down Ukrainian airliner

12 Jan 2020

DUBAI, Jan 11 Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a "disastrous mistake", saying air defences were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.

Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI When Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope, he prioritised continuity by choosing a cousin with extensive foreign policy experience.

RPT-NEWSMAKER-Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI, Jan 11 When Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope, he prioritised continuity by choosing a cousin with extensive foreign policy experience.

Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI When Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope, he prioritized continuity by choosing a cousin with extensive foreign policy experience.

Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI When Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope, he prioritised continuity by choosing a cousin with extensive foreign policy experience.

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China scrambles to contain 'strengthening' virus

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.