Category: World

US Senate passes critical funding bill as govt tumbles towards shutdown

Washington: The US Senate passed a critical stopgap spending bill early Friday after an hours-long delay forced Congress to miss…

Bangkok woman killed taking selfie on train track

Bangkok: A 24-year-old woman has been killed while taking a selfie with a friend on a train track in Thailand.…

Tillerson to visit Middle East amid tensions

Washington: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will kick off a nearly week-long tour on Sunday to Turkey and four…

S Korean president to meet North’s delegation

Seoul [South Korea]: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet the North Korean delegation, led by its ceremonial leader Kim…

This is why Maldives President’s ‘special envoy’ didn’t visit India

New Delhi [India]: Maldives' High Commissioner to India has clarified why India doesnot figure in the list of the countries…

Violent protests in B’desh after Khaleda Zia verdict

Dhaka [Bangladesh]: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced…

Trump ‘saddened’ over Porter allegations: WH

Washington: White House has said that United States President Donald Trump was "saddened" and "disheartened" on learning about the domestic…

White House instructs agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

Washington: The White House has instructed the federal agencies to prepare for a possible government shutdown as Congress moved closer…

Cryptocurrency: 18-year-old student earns $1 mn profit

Ohio: An 18-year-old high school student earned a profit of $1 million for his investment in Cryptocurrency. According to the…

Trump ‘saddened’ over Porter allegations: WH

Washington DC: White House has said that United States President Donald Trump was "saddened" and "disheartened" on learning about the…

8 killed in China road collapse

Foshan: At least eight people died and nine others were injured after a road collapsed in downtown Foshan city in…

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 9

Hualien: The death toll from Taiwan's massive earthquake has risen to nine, officials say, as rescuers race against the clock…

Amnesty warns Maldives against suppression

London: Amnesty International has warned the Maldives against using a state of emergency as a tool for further repression and…

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

DHAKA: Bangladesh's ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption…

Domestic violence slur: Trump aide denies allegations but resigns anyway

Washington: White House Staff Secretary Rob Portman, a close aide of US President Donald Trump, resigned today following reports of…

US announces takedown of global cyber theft ring

Washington: The US Justice Department announced indictments today for 36 people accused of running a transnational ring stealing and selling…

Pharmaceuticals billionaire buys Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES: Billionaire physician and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong agreed Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, in a move aimed…

UN allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics

United Nations: The UN committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has granted an exemption for a senior official from Pyongyang…

Britain’s famous Masjid-e-Ilyas faces demolition

London: Abbey Mills Mosque, also known as the London Markaz or Masjid-e-Ilyas, a mosque located in Stratford, East London has…

Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

Washington: Top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made history today by delivering the longest address to the chamber in at…