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  • LIFESTYLE

    Keeping them keen

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 02/06/2019

    » In many ways, the enduring success of UK four-piece Keane is a curious phenomenon. Formed in 1995, the quartet of four rather ordinary-looking white lads from East Sussex rose to rock prominence with their debut album, 2004's Hopes And Fears. Thanks to the strength of radio-friendly singles like Somewhere Only We Know and Everybody's Changing, they were able to contend with a lot of their rock/indie contemporaries who were also just starting out then -- The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads, Razorlight and The Libertines. While some of those bands have lost their steam or even vanished in the aftermath of the indie-rock heyday, it seems that Keane are still alive and well despite the six-year hiatus following 2013's hits compilation, The Best Of Keane.

  • NEWS

    Damaged tanker arrives at UAE anchorage amid increased regional tensions

    AFP, Published on 16/06/2019

    » DUBAI: A damaged Japanese tanker arrived Sunday at a UAE anchorage site after it was rocked by explosions in Gulf waters as Saudi Arabia accused arch-rival Iran of being behind the attack.

  • NEWS

    Saudi crown prince lashes out at arch-rival Iran over tanker attacks

    AFP, Published on 16/06/2019

    » RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to an interview published on Sunday.

  • NEWS

    Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

    AFP, Published on 15/06/2019

    » DUBAI - A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port Saturday, its owners said.

  • BUSINESS

    Bonds rally on rate-cut prospects, equities slip

    Business, Published on 15/06/2019

    » Recap: Global bonds are rallying on speculation that interest rates will start falling if trade friction continues to jeopardise global economic growth. Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell yesterday after figures showed China's industrial output growth at a 17-year low.

  • NEWS

    Trump pins tanker attacks on Iran but says shipping safe

    AFP, Published on 14/06/2019

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down in accusing Iran of executing explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the incident had Iran "written all over it."

  • NEWS

    Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

    AFP, Published on 14/06/2019

    » DUBAI - Iran dismissed as "baseless" on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, raising fears of conflict in the strategically vital waterway.

  • NEWS

    Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

    AFP, Published on 14/06/2019

    » DUBAI - Iran dismissed as "baseless" Friday US accusations that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring.

  • NEWS

    US releases video it says shows Iran recovering mine

    Reuters, Published on 14/06/2019

    » WASHINGTON: The US military released a video late on Thursday that it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned oil tanker, as Washington blamed Iran for attacks rattling global oil markets.

  • NEWS

    Oil prices surge on reported tanker attacks

    AFP, Published on 13/06/2019

    » LONDON - World oil prices surged Thursday on reports that two tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman, worsening frayed tensions in the crude-rich Middle East region, analysts said.

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