Dmitry Zhdannikov Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft (ROSN.MM). The Baghdad government was showing a "lack of constructive position and interest" about Rosneft's offer to...
Lawrence Delevingne & John Tilak Canadian financier Newton Glassman has long told his private equity firm's clients that his big bet on casinos would yield a financial jackpot. Others haven't been so sure. At the end of 2011, a year after Glassman's Catalyst Capital Group Inc took control of Gateway Casinos &...
BEIJING: The National People's Congress (NPC) meeting kicked off here Monday. For the next two weeks, more than 2,100 national political advisors and about 3,000 legislators will move on to pass major bills, approve the budget and endorse personnel nominations. As top social and independent think tank in China,...
Maggie Fick She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter "Pendo," which in KiSwahili means "Love." Six months later, in August 2017, Pendo was lying in her mother's arms at their one-room home in the western city of Kisumu when Kenyan police burst in. The...
Muhammad Arif On 06 February, 2018, Karachi Editors Club (KEC) arranged a seminar on USA, India and Israel Triangle Alliance: Threat or Challenge at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi which was participated by Idea was fine as on this subject a lot of confusion exist among people of Pakistan. Various intellectuals, dignitaries...
Chinese cities' moves to ease residency curbs fuel property demand Yawen Chen, Ryan Woo China's provincial capitals have discovered a way to keep apartment sales booming by making it much easier for graduates to get coveted household registration permits. Authorities in the cities say the main aim is to lure talent to...
How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover Dan Levine, Benjamin Lesser & Renee Dudley Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs's convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage...
Meet the force behind Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' president Ed Cropley His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll. On Dec. 15 his 10-vehicle convoy,...
Muyu Xu & Elias Glenn Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. The Chinese capital is set to record its biggest improvement in...
Selam Gebrekidan Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump...
Meng Meng & Elias Glenn Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires. Factories are closing or operating at reduced capacity, businesses are seeing profits shrink as supply chains...