FM meets Japan PM

Foreign Minister H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. They discussed relations and cooperation in various fields. Dr Al Attiyah also held separate talks with his counterpart Fumio Kishida.


Japan premier vows to boost Cambodia ties

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday pledged to strengthen ties with Cambodia as part of a tour that completes a round of visits to Southeast Asian countries within a year since taking office.


Philippine Social Security System helping typhoon-hit

The Philippines’ Social Security System (SSS) is offering support to those who were devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last Friday, says SSS President and CEO Emilio S De Quiros, Jr (pictured).


UN official urges Qatar labour reforms

Qatar should allow workers to unionise, abolish the "kafala" system, adopt legislation to protect labour rights, and properly enforce existing legislation, according to the United Nations.


British Gas owner secures £4.4bn deal with Qatar for four-year LNG supply

Cenrica agrees to import 3m tonnes of liquefied natural gas from Qatargas, as previous contract nears expiry Centrica will receive further gas supplies from Qatargas, which notes that climate-change policies 'have dampened gas consumption'.