The United States and its European allies said on Thursday that it was now just a matter of weeks to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after a round of talks in which a French diplomatic source said there had been no progress on the core issues. ..
Germany's new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. &q..
A Taliban delegation will hold talks with Western officials in Oslo next week on human rights and humanitarian aid in their first official visit to the West since returning to power, the Norwegian and Taliban governments have said. The Norwegian F..
A leading French aquarium vendor has decided to stop selling round fish bowls because they drive fish mad and kill them quickly. French pet care market leader AgroBiothers Laboratoire will no longer sell any aquariums with a capacity of less than ..
Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with liquefied natural gas if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages, according to people familiar with the matter. President Joe Biden plans to ..
An undersea fibre-optic cable which connects Tonga to the rest of the world was severed during the eruption of a volcano. New Zealand's ministry of foreign affairs says it could take more than a month to repair breaks in the 49,889km (31,000mi..
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in Qatar has announced that starting today, January 29, shisha services may be offered in open spaces of restaurants and cafes in tourist areas. MoCI issued a decision to prohibit shisha or ho..
The Omicron COVID-19 variant can survive longer than earlier strains of the virus on plastic surfaces and human skin, new research by Japanese scientists has found. The study by a team from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, which is no..
Europe's fears of losing Russian gas supplies in the Ukraine crisis will loom large when Qatar's emir meets the US president on Monday. HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will ensure some kind of assistance, however, as he seeks..