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Cabinet and 2019 budget: The finish line 

The Cabinet will meet again Wednesday for a final reading of a draft austerity budget, two ministers said following Tuesday’s marathon session, the 17th in a series of meetings dedicated to examining the country’s 2019 fiscal plan.

Cabinet and 2019 budget: The finish line 

The Cabinet will meet again Wednesday for a final reading of a draft austerity budget, two ministers said following Tuesday’s marathon session, the 17th in a series of meetings dedicated to examining the country’s 2019 fiscal plan.

Frugal fare for Ramadan in Damascus

Abu Anas al-Hijazi scanned the stalls in the Syrian capital’s Bab Srija market but bought nothing. For the cash-strapped 45-year-old wedding singer, this Ramadan is a frugal one.

Cut salaries, stop tax evasion: experts 

The government has no choice but to implement painful fiscal reforms that involve cutting the salaries and benefits of civil servants and government retirees as well as cracking down on rampant tax evasion, an economist and a leading international institution said.

Cut salaries, stop tax evasion: experts 

The government has no choice but to implement painful fiscal reforms that involve cutting the salaries and benefits of civil servants and government retirees as well as cracking down on rampant tax evasion, an economist and a leading international institution said.

Appetite for Saudi Arabia tested by latest loan

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has attracted only tepid interest in plans for its latest multibillion-dollar debt sale, banking sources say, suggesting the kingdom is losing its appeal for some lenders.

Nike, Adidas call tariffs ‘catastrophic’

Nike Inc., Adidas AG and other footwear companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump to reconsider his tariffs on shoes made in China, saying the policy would be “catastrophic for our consumers, our companies and the American economy as a whole.”

Nadal beats Djokovic for ninth Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be. After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win Sunday for a record-extending ninth Italian Open title.

Superlatives flow for Koepka but challenges ahead

Brooks Koepka received lots of plaudits for his PGA Championship victory Sunday and the American will no longer be able to slip into major championships almost unnoticed as he has become the man to beat for the foreseeable future at least.

Sporting world mourns death of Niki Lauda

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said Tuesday, triggering an outpouring of praise for a man whose track victories and comeback from a horrific crash enthralled race fans worldwide.

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

Fears over rising violence in Amazon

Following traditional rituals, indigenous chief Olimpio Santos Guajajara paints his face with red dye from urucum seeds as he prepares to go on patrol to protect Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.