Marks & Spencer

Qatar 'to launch £8bn Marks & Spencer bid'

One-Minute Read
Mon 18 Mar, AT 10:02

Gulf state planning swoop for British high street giant - but others have tried and failed before

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Arsenal takeover: rumour of £1.5bn bid fuels fan unrest

Talking Point
Mon 4 Mar, AT 10:52

Scepticism over reports of a Middle Eastern takeover bid, but pressure mounts for Kroenke

Deadly new Sars-like illness could pass between humans

One-Minute Read
Wed 13 Feb, AT 14:00

Three cases in the UK, but risk to the public remains 'very low' say health officials

World Cup in Qatar 2022, artist's impression of stadium in Doha

Qatar World Cup will be 'cool in every sense' says organiser

One-Minute Read
Thu 13 Dec, AT 09:52

Tournament in summer of 2022 could feature air conditioning for fan areas as well as stadiums

New Barclays boss unveiled as fraud office probes Qatar loan

One-Minute Read
Thu 30 Aug, AT 10:47

Antony Jenkins becomes CEO the day after SFO announces investigation into Barclays over Qatar funding


Republicans play on US fears of threats from abroad

Opinion digest
Mon 30 Jul, AT 10:15

Opinion Digest: the Romney tour, the Syrian conflict and why Ed Miliband should be wary of Hollande

Two more Syrian diplomats quit as battle rages over Aleppo

First Post
Thu 26 Jul, AT 10:13

Defections came as opposition leaders meet in Qatar to debate what happens when Assad falls

Bashar al-Assad

Assad accuses United States of backing rebel 'terrorists'

One-Minute Read
Mon 9 Jul, AT 12:30

Syrian president uses German TV interview to rule out any possibility of standing down

Bashar al-Assad

Children among 78 feared dead in fresh Syrian 'massacre'

First Post
Thu 7 Jun, AT 09:10

Pressure mounts on President Assad as pro-government shabiha militia accused of second massacre in two weeks

Homs child, Syria

Massacre of children in Houla is a 'game-changer' for Syria

First Post
Mon 28 May, AT 09:28

Killing of 49 children by Assad regime has galvanised attempts to persuade China and Russia to fall into line on Syria