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Demark warns cartoon row could spin out of control

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's prime minister said on Tuesday violent Muslim protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad were a worldwide crisis spinning out of the control of governments.

Group calls for trade boycott of Colombo

THE Malaysian Indian Business Association has called for a trade boycott of Sri Lanka in an effort to pressure its government to address humanitarian concerns in the war-torn state, i>Malaysian Nanban /i>reported.

Uganda plans to pass new version of anti-gay law by Christmas-lawmaker

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans, a lawmaker said on Friday, after a controversial earlier version was quashed because of legal technicalities.

French farmers' protests trigger European tensions

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - The European Commission called on France to ensure goods could flow freely through Europe on Tuesday after French livestock and dairy farmers this week blocked imports from German and Spanish producers in a growing row over prices.

Step up campaign against Israel, say activists

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia needs to take a more aggressive role in promoting the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) campaign against Israel, say pro-Palestinian groups.

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, the director of Qatar's WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told Reuters.

Qatar Airways expected to access contingency routes in August: source

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is expected to have access to three contingency routes over international waters in early August, after a UN-led meeting on Monday discussed air corridors for Doha following a rift with its neighbours, a source familiar with the matter said.

U.S., Qatar agree to further curbs on terrorist financing

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States to crack down on illicit financing of militant groups, a joint Qatari-U.S. statement said on Monday following a visit by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Qatar urges Gulf neighbours to let nationals attend 2022 World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is urging the four countries imposing a diplomatic and trade boycott against it to allow their nationals to attend the World Cup in Doha in 2022, a senior Qatari organiser said on Monday.

The king speaks, and a US$2 trillion oil dream goes up in smoke.

LONDON: The king spoke, and a $2 trillion (£1.55 trillion) dream went up in smoke.