Qatar World Cup could start a day earlier than scheduled | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Qatar World Cup could start a day earlier than scheduled |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Opening ceremony and Qatar versus Ecuador match could be played on November 20, according to a proposal put forward. The Qatar World Cup 2022 looks set to start a day earlier than scheduled allowing the hosts to play the opening game of the tournament on November 20 following the opening ceremony. In the current fixture … Read more

Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashura

Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashura

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Millions of Shiite Muslims — from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan — were marking the festival of Ashura on Monday, one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein . Security forces, particularly in Taliban-run Afghanistan, were on high … Read more

China Oil Imports Pick Up After Slump

China Oil Imports Pick Up After Slump

China’s crude oil imports rose slightly in July amid a general improvement in commodity imports during that month, Bloomberg reported, citing official data released by Beijing on Sunday. Crude oil imports stood at 37.33 million tons last month, the data showed, although an increase from a four-year low booked earlier in the year was still … Read more

OPEC+ answers Biden’s diplomacy with tiny oil-output hike | OPEC News

OPEC+ answers Biden’s diplomacy with tiny oil-output hike |  OPEC News

OPEC+’s small increase in output offers little comfort for consumers hit hard by soaring oil prices. OPEC+ responded to months of diplomatic efforts from US President Joe Biden with one of the smallest oil production increases in its history. The cartel will add only 100,000 barrels a day of oil in September, giving a tight … Read more

Turkey’s inflation jumped to 24-year high of 79.6 percent in July | Inflation News

Turkey’s inflation jumped to 24-year high of 79.6 percent in July |  Inflation News

Turkey’s inflation has been fueled by the lira’s continued decline as well as the economic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Turkish inflation rose to a fresh 24-year high of 79.6 percent in July, data showed on Wednesday as the lira’s continued weakness and global energy and commodity costs pushed prices higher, though the price … Read more

Biden admin approves potential multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Biden admin approves potential multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

CNN — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved and notified Congress of possible multibillion-dollar weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The notice of the approval comes just weeks after President Joe Biden met with the leaders of each nation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as he sought to improve relations between … Read more

Part of Beirut port silos, damaged in 2020 blast, collapses

Part of Beirut port silos, damaged in 2020 blast, collapses

BEIRUT (AP) — A section of Beirut’s massive port grain silos, shredded in the 2020 explosioncollapsed in a huge cloud of dust on Sunday after a weekslong fire, triggered by grains that had fermented and ignited in the summer heat. The northern block of the silos toppled after what sounded like an explosion, kicking up … Read more

The Middle East Oil Bonanza Will Slow In 2023

The Middle East Oil Bonanza Will Slow In 2023

Slowing global oil demand growth next year, spiking food prices, and fears of recession in major oil-importing countries are set to slow economic growth in the Middle East, whose major oil producers are enjoying this year a windfall of oil revenues and the highest growth in years. Economies in the Arab Gulf states that are … Read more

Marché Adonis’s beloved pita machine working again

Marché Adonis’s beloved pita machine working again

Hani Tawil knows first-hand the passion this small morsel of bread evokes in his customers. “The pita brings so much emotion and memory for people. When it’s not available, I get calls about it daily,” said Tawil, the store manager at Marché Adonis. Since opening seven years ago on the Golden Mile strip in Scarborough, … Read more

Scientists Uncover Oldest Groundwaters in South Africa

Scientists Uncover Oldest Groundwaters in South Africa

An international team led by the University of Toronto researchers have discovered 1.2-billion-year-old groundwater in South Africa, shedding more light on how life is sustained below the Earth’s surface and how it may thrive on other planets. The same team previously discovered one-billion-year-old groundwaters in a mine, in Ontario, Canada, but the newly discovered waters … Read more