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16 Feb 2024


Russia's rumored space-based nuclear weapon has US spooked: Here's why

US Congressman Michael Turner recently urged President Joe Biden to reveal details about a potential space-based nuclear weapon.

16 Feb 2024


Greece legalizes same-sex marriage, first for an Orthodox Christian nation

The Greek parliament passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday (local time), marking a landmark victory for human rights in Greece.

15 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: PPP likely to get president's post in coalition government

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari is likely to secure a second term as Pakistan's president, following the PPP's decision to forge a coalition government with Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

15 Feb 2024


Bangkok urges remote work amidst air pollution crisis

Bangkok grapples with a severe air pollution crisis, prompting the city to advocate for remote work as a precautionary measure.

15 Feb 2024


Who is Huma Abedin; all about Alexander Soros's reported partner

American political staffer Huma Abedin is in the news concerning her relationship status.

US probes Israel for Gaza strikes, 'use of white phosphorous'

The United States (US) has launched an investigation into Israeli air strikes in Gaza and the alleged use of white phosphorus in Lebanon in October, the Wall Street Journal reported.

US shooting: 1 dead, 21 injured near Super Bowl parade

At least one person was killed and 21 others suffered injuries during a mass shooting in Missouri, United States (US), at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade on Wednesday (local time).

14 Feb 2024


Unofficial vote count shows Prabowo leading in Indonesia elections

Unofficial tallies in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday showed Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in the lead.

14 Feb 2024


Indian-American family of 4 found dead in California

An Indian-American family of four, including two children, was found dead inside their residence in San Mateo, California.

14 Feb 2024


From mascots to voting with nails. Everything about Indonesian elections

Indonesia—the world's third-largest democracy—is voting in its general elections on Wednesday, with over 200 million people exercising their franchise.

14 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

US House impeaches President Biden's immigration chief over border crisis

The United States (US) House of Representatives has impeached Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, over his "handling of the US-Mexico border crisis."

14 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

PM to inaugurate UAE's BAPS temple: Its special features, architecture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates —Abu Dhabi's BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir—on Wednesday.

14 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif to be next Pakistan PM, Maryam Punjab CM 

Pakistan's Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has chosen its president, Shehbaz Sharif, as the candidate for the prime minister post.

13 Feb 2024


China urges Israel to stop military operations in Rafah

China on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its military operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah "as soon as possible," warning of a "serious humanitarian disaster" there if fighting did not stop.

12 Feb 2024


Gaza: Israel rescues 2 hostages from Rafah amid heavy airstrikes

The Israeli military on Monday rescued two hostages abducted by Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on October 7 in a special overnight operation in Gaza's southern Rafah city.

12 Feb 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan: PML-N, PPP might form coalition government amid fragmented mandate

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have held the first formal talks to form a government in Pakistan, as no party gained a simple majority in general elections.

Pakistan: Vote counting ends, Imran Khan-backed independents secure most seats

Pakistan's political landscape witnessed a surprising twist on Sunday as jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidates secured the most seats.

12 Feb 2024


Qatar frees 8 jailed Indian Navy veterans, 7 back home

Qatar released eight Indian Navy veterans who were initially sentenced to death on spying charges early on Monday, and seven of them have returned to India.

Hamas tunnel found under UN agency Gaza headquarters, says Israel

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday claimed to have found a Hamas tunnel beneath the Gaza City base of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), per Reuters.

Imran Khan's PTI to hold protests today over poll-result delay

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan grabbed the headlines after independent candidates who supported his Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) won 102 seats in the general elections.

Imran Khan gets bail in 12 cases linked to riots

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Saturday granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan in 12 cases linked to attacks on military sites in May last year.

10 Feb 2024


Ex-Dutch PM, wife die together by 'assisted suicide' at 93 

Former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Agt and his wife Eugenie van Agt-Krekelberg (both 93) died together by euthanasia on Monday, The Rights Forum has revealed.

US: 41-year-old Indian-origin executive attacked on street last week dies

An Indian-origin executive, Vivek Chander Taneja, lost his life in Washington, United States (US), days after being injured in an assault outside a Japanese restaurant.

Pakistan election: Both Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan claim victory

Pakistan's former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, have both declared victory in the general elections held on Thursday. The final election results have not been declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

09 Feb 2024

Mount Everest

Bring human waste back to base camp: Everest climbers told

Mount Everest climbers will now be required to carry their waste back to the base camp for proper disposal, local authorities have said.

09 Feb 2024

Vladimir Putin

Putin accuses West of 'prolonging Ukraine conflict'

In his first media interview since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States (US) and other Western nations of prolonging the conflict.

09 Feb 2024

Pakistan Government

Pakistan: Poll panel blames internet for delay in result declaration

As the 2024 Pakistan election results trickle in, candidates associated with imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan are neck-and-neck in a close race with the party of three-time premier Nawaz Sharif.

09 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

Report says Biden 'willfully' retained classified documents; he hits back

A special counsel investigation has accused United States (US) President Joe Biden of "wilfully retaining and disclosing classified materials" regarding Afghanistan's military and foreign policies.

Chinese-origin engineer arrested in US for stealing missile tracking technology

Chenguang Gong, a former engineer and US citizen originally from China, has been arrested on federal charges, for allegedly stealing trade secret technology.

08 Feb 2024


Australia: Employees allowed to ignore bosses' calls after work hours

Australia is gearing up to implement a groundbreaking "right to disconnect" law, which would allow workers to disregard "unreasonable calls," messages, and emails from their bosses when off the clock.

08 Feb 2024

Climate Change

January 2024 was the world's warmest on record

January 2024 was the hottest January ever recorded, with global temperatures reaching 1.66°C above pre-industrial levels, a monitoring agency said on Thursday.

08 Feb 2024

Nikki Haley

India thinks America is weak; remains aligned with Russia: Haley

Aspiring Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has said that India wants to be a partner with the United States (US), but it does not trust Americans to lead.

08 Feb 2024


81-year-old Biden forgets the word 'Hamas' during key speech

United States (US) President Joe Biden has caused fresh concern about his well-being after appearing to forget the word Hamas during a press conference.

Pakistan elections: Mobile services suspended amid security concerns

Pakistan on Thursday temporarily suspended mobile services amid voting in the country's general elections.

Indian student found dead in US; 5th case this year

A 23-year-old Indian-origin student named Sameer Kamath was found dead at Crow's Grove Nature Preserve in Indiana on Monday evening, the Warren County Coroner's office reported.

07 Feb 2024


Thailand moves to ban recreational marijuana with draft bill 

Thailand's health ministry is gearing up to propose a draft bill that aims to ban recreational cannabis use, just over a year after the country became the first in Asia to decriminalize it.

07 Feb 2024

Pakistan Government

Pakistan: 26 killed in twin blasts on eve of election 

Two bomb explosions have killed at least 26 people in Pakistan's Balochistan province on the eve of general elections.

07 Feb 2024

Pakistan News

Why women in this Pakistan village are barred from voting 

A total of 12.85 crore voters will exercise their franchise in Pakistan's parliamentary elections on Thursday.

07 Feb 2024


Coca-Cola introduces 'Spiced' version in North America: What's so special?

Coca-Cola is spicing things up with the introduction of Coca-Cola Spiced, its first new permanent drink flavor in North America in three years.

US lawmakers reject $17.6 billion separate aid bill for Israel

The United States House of Representatives, on Tuesday, voted against a separate Israel aid bill that proposed to provide $17.6 billion (approximately Rs. 14,000 crore) in military aid to the Jewish nation.