Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Qatar demand list is non-negotiable

Doha must 'amend its behaviour' or 'remain isolated', says Riyadh's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir.

Saudi Arabia: Qatar demand list is non-negotiable

Business & Economy

The mysterious fall in Saudi foreign reserves

Net foreign assets falling despite narrower budget deficit, mystifying economists and diplomats monitoring Riyadh.

The mysterious fall in Saudi foreign reserves

Science & Technology

Facebook now has two billion users

Five years after hitting the one billion mark, the social media giant founded in 2004 hit another milestone.

Facebook hits two billion user mark

Europe

'Most complex' round of Cyprus talks set to begin

FMs of three guarantor powers, the UK, Greece and Turkey, will join talks alongside Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders.

Renewed Cyprus talks set to begin in Switzerland

Africa

Children, police killed in Kenya-Somalia border blast

At least eight people, including four children, killed in suspected al-Shabab bombing in Lamu county.

Deadly blast targets police near Kenya-Somalia border

Africa

Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak

The government of Zimbabwe is trying to contain an outbreak of bird flu that has killed thousands of chickens. It is the latest threat to a poultry industry that was already under pressure.

Arts & Culture

New York art museum seeks to counter Islamophobia

Qatari art lover, who founded the art institute, says he wants to help change Western stereotype of Muslims and Arabs.

Europe

International ransomware attack hits major firms, banks

Cyberattacks in Ukraine, Denmark and Russia, among others, target companies, banks and government offices.

Ransomware attack causes disruptions across globe

Sport

FIFA publishes full 2014 report on World Cup bidding

Decision by football body to release 430-page dossier follows the document's leak to Germany's Bild newspaper.

FIFA publishes full 2014 report on World Cup bidding

Europe

Kiev car explosion kills Ukraine's senior military spy

Ukraine probes blast of Colonel Maksim Shapoval's car as 'terrorist act', saying it was caused by explosive device.

Kiev car explosion kills Ukraine's senior military spy

Middle East

'US-led air strike' kills 57 in ISIL-held Syria prison

Monitor says suspected US-led raid killed dozens of people, mostly civilian inmates, at an ISIL-run jail in Deir Az Zor.

Dozens dead in 'US-led strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen

Business & Economy

Qatari riyal strengthens amid GCC crisis

The Qatari riyal has suffered drops since the beginning of the blockade by neighbouring Gulf countries and Egypt.

Qatari riyal strengthens amid GCC crisis