2018

Saudi King to visit White House in 2018

Saudi King to visit White House in 2018

WASHINGTON:  King Salman of Saudi Arabia will make an official visit to Washington early next year for talks with President Donald Trump, the White House said Wednesday. The two leaders held a telephone conversation in which they discussed how to advance shared goals such as strengthening security and prosperity in the Middle East, the White […]

Chinese-backed Port City in Sri Lanka to attract $13bn in investment from 2018

Chinese-backed Port City in Sri Lanka to attract $13bn in investment from 2018

REUTERS A general view of “Colombo Port City” construction site in Colombo, Sri Lanka March 30.— Reuters A Chinese-backed real estate project near Sri Lanka’s main port is expected to attract $13 billion worth of investment from next year, the developer said on Friday. The $1.4bn Port City project by China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

MASVINGO: Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe chanting “tongai, tongai baba” (rule, rule father) endorsed on Saturday the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run. The endorsement, which is likely to result in his 36-year rule being extended, was greeted with thunderous applause by thousands of party faithful attending the ruling ZANU-PF’s annual conference. Mugabe […]