Trump submits written answers to Mueller over Russia probe

  Washington: US President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, media quoted the president’s attorneys as saying.

India warns against possible UN peacekeeping ‘tragedy’

  United Nations: In the aftermath of an Indian peacekeeper being wounded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India has warned that forcing troops in UN operations to function without sufficient resources “is setting us all up for a trag

2,600 guests to attend new Japanese emperor’s coronation

2,600 guests to attend new Japanese emperor’s coronation Tokyo: At least 2,600 guests will attend Prince Naruhito’s coronation ceremony as the new Japanese Emperor in October 2019, six months after his father, Akihito, abdicates

World Italian Cuisine Week gets underway

World Italian Cuisine Week gets underway Rome: The third Italian Cuisine Week to promote high-quality Italian cuisine and authentic agri-food products internationally kicked off on Monday and will run through Sunday, the foreign ministry sa

Facebook Messenger crashes globally

  San Francisco: Several users in the US and Europe on Tuesday reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them. According to DownDetector.com, a portal that tracks when outages happen in the digital

Scientists send electrons through vacuum

Scientists send electrons through vacuum Canberra: Revolutionising transistor technology by sending electrons through a vacuum, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist in Australia has unveiled a device that eliminates the use of semicondu

14 killed in Vietnam floods

14 killed in Vietnam floods Hanoi: At least 14 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday. Due to heavy rain and floods, m

Hong Kong democracy protesters plead not guilty

Hong Kong democracy protesters plead not guilty Hong Kong: Three of Hong Kongs most high-profile democracy activists on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of public nuisance for their involvement in the 2014 street protests.

California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing

  San Francisco: The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Sunday evening, there were 77 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as

British Foreign Secretary to visit Iran

British Foreign Secretary to visit Iran Tehran: British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran on Monday for talks on key issues of mutual interest, official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

California wildfires toll reaches 78  

California wildfires toll reaches 78   San Francisco:  The death toll from the devastating wildfires in California has increased to 78 with 1,276 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Saturday evening, there were 76 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000

Imran Khan begins UAE visit

Imran Khan begins UAE visit Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday embarked on a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Khan was

Saudi women mount ‘inside-out’ abaya protest

Saudi women have started a protest against the abaya by posting images on social media wearing the dress inside out. The women have been posting the pictures along with the hashtag "inside-out abaya", in a rare protest against the dress code. The conservative petro-state has some of the world’s toughest restrictions on women, who a

Definition of kilogram changed after nearly 130 years

Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a shiny lump of platinum-iridium kept in a specific glass case and known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram. It is housed at the headquarters of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures just outside Paris. The prototype's weight was found to fluctuate as it picks up micropart

Russia successfully launches cargo ship toward ISS

  Moscow: Russia has successfully launched Progress MS-10 cargo ship toward the International Space Station (ISS), Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said on Friday. The cargo ship was launched at 21:1

Hamas chief warns Israel not to wage offensive on Gaza

Hamas chief warns Israel not to wage offensive on Gaza Gaza: Chief of Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yehia Sinwar on Friday warned Israel not to wage any future military offensive on the enclave that his movement has been ruling

Trump hints at not imposing new round of tariffs on China

  Washington: US President Donald Trump has spoke about the possibility of not levying another round of tariffs on China — this time on $267 billion worth of imported Chinese goods — as the next step in the trade war he is waging aga

Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots

Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots Tokyo: Japan Airlines announced on Friday that it would introduce a new breathalyser system at overseas airports after one of its pilots was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport for be

Florida’s Senate race heads to a hand recount

Florida’s Senate race heads to a hand recount Miami: The Florida Senate race in the US midterm elections was headed to a hand recount after a machine review of the initial vote kept Democratic Senator Bill Nelson narrowly behind his c

First snow in New York causes traffic disruption

  New York: New York received this year’s first snowfall which led to traffic disruption, flight cancellations and travel difficulties. The snow, which started on Thursday afternoon, swept across the ci

Kim Jong-un tests high-tech weapon: Pyongyang media

  Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations with the US, Pyongyang’s state media reported on Friday.

Independent body to moderate content at Facebook

  San Francisco: Facebook will establish an independent body next year to oversee user appeals of content, thereby admitting that it should not take a call on free expression and safety on its own, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.