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How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

28 Aug 2020

How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

Phishing is a common hacking technique, but in some cases, it can be deployed to do more damage than you can possibly imagine.

Of 80 million Iranians, 25 million infected with coronavirus: Rouhani

18 Jul 2020

Of 80 million Iranians, 25 million infected with coronavirus: Rouhani

In a shocker of a statement, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday told that 25 million citizens have been infected with coronavirus, and another 35 million face the risk of getting infected.

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

01 Jul 2020

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

29 Jun 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals

27 Jun 2020

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals

After weeks, crop-destroying locusts are back in North India, this time to launch an attack on Gurugram, Haryana, just next to Delhi.

As coronavirus cases rise, expert says 'June to be worse'

25 May 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, expert says 'June to be worse'

India has witnessed a record spike in daily COVID-19 cases consecutively for the past four days. However, the situation is expected to worsen in June, an expert said.

Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship killing 19 sailors

11 May 2020

Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship killing 19 sailors

An Iranian warship was struck by "friendly fire" in the Gulf of Oman leaving 19 sailors dead and 15 others wounded, Iran's Army said.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

03 Apr 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world - and the fear stemming from it - has made hackers more potent in their activities.

Coronavirus positive cases top 400,000 worldwide, pandemic is accelerating

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus positive cases top 400,000 worldwide, pandemic is accelerating

In just three days, the number of coronavirus cases, worldwide, went from 300,000 to over 400,000, giving yet another proof of how contagious the disease is.

Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called

In what shows that things aren't getting any better in Italy, the number of people dying due to novel coronavirus climbed to 627 on a single day on Friday, the Italian Civil Protection Agency announced.

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

16 Mar 2020

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday revealed that the fourth batch of 53 Indians stranded in Iran, where the impact of coronavirus has been catastrophic, has arrived in India. With this, the total number of people evacuated from the nation stands at 389, he added.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

15 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

This week, a vast majority of developments in the world of tech were driven by the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world.

Iran's coronavirus 'detection' app is spying on public

15 Mar 2020

Iran's coronavirus 'detection' app is spying on public

As the outbreak of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Iran, the government of the country is reportedly exploiting the situation to its own advantage.

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

01 Mar 2020

'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease heightens fears in Iran, Indian students stranded in the country have appealed for evacuation.

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

29 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

In Iran, the novel coronavirus disease has sparked major concerns, especially as the impact of the viral outbreak remains mired in conflicting reports.

After shooting down Ukrainian plane, Iran's judiciary announces arrests

14 Jan 2020

After shooting down Ukrainian plane, Iran's judiciary announces arrests

Days after Iran (finally) took responsibility for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran, the nation's judiciary on Tuesday announced that they have made arrests in connection with the incident.

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

14 Jan 2020

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

A logistics and security team from Washington is expected to arrive in New Delhi this week to figure out modalities of US President Donald Trump's probable visit to India.

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

11 Jan 2020

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

The problem of internet shutdowns has grown worse over the years, affecting both businesses and households alike.

Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane due to 'human error'

11 Jan 2020

Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane due to 'human error'

Days after Western officials pointed fingers at Iran for the crash of a Ukrainian plane near the international airport in Tehran, the Iranian military on Saturday admitted responsibility for shooting down the aircraft.

Iran possibly shot down Ukrainian plane, believe US and allies

10 Jan 2020

Iran possibly shot down Ukrainian plane, believe US and allies

On Wednesday, a Ukrainian airliner went down shortly after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on-board.

Day after US-forces targeted, two rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone

09 Jan 2020

Day after US-forces targeted, two rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone

Merely a day after Iraqi bases housing forces from the United States were targeted by Iran, two rockets landed at the Green Zone in Baghdad.

How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history

08 Jan 2020

How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history

Over the past few days, tensions have heightened between the United States and Iran.

Ukrainian plane carrying 176 on-board crashes in Iran; no survivors

08 Jan 2020

Ukrainian plane carrying 176 on-board crashes in Iran; no survivors

In a tragic incident, 176 people (167 passengers and nine crew members) lost their lives this morning when a Ukrainian plane crashed near Iran's international airport in capital Tehran, shortly after take-off.

Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

08 Jan 2020

Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

Iran has fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles on two bases in Iraq, that houses forces from the United States, the Pentagon confirmed.

Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

07 Jan 2020

Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

On Tuesday, Iran designated all forces of the US as "terrorists" by passing a Bill in the Parliament.

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy

06 Jan 2020

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy

On Sunday, three rockets fell in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, injuring six people, multiple reports said. Of them, two hit near the heavily fortified US Embassy, while one landed in the nearby Jadriya area.

Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked

05 Jan 2020

Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to target 52 sites in Iran if the Middle Eastern country chooses to retaliate the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

04 Jan 2020

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."

Top commander killed by US, Iran's leader vows revenge

03 Jan 2020

Top commander killed by US, Iran's leader vows revenge

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is angry and has vowed to take revenge from criminals (read the United States) who killed the country's top commander Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike at Baghdad Airport on Friday.

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

03 Jan 2020

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

Earlier on Friday, the United States confirmed to have killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Iraq's Baghdad Airport.

Iran's top commander Qasem Soleimani killed in United States strike

03 Jan 2020

Iran's top commander Qasem Soleimani killed in United States strike

Qasem Soleimani, the top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, was killed in an operation carried out by the United States, Pentagon confirmed on Friday.

Iran to have state-controlled internet. What, now?

11 Dec 2019

Iran to have state-controlled internet. What, now?

Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, has announced the plan of building a strong state-controlled intranet in the near future.

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

11 Oct 2019

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

On Friday, Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker caught fire off Saudi Arabia's coast after being hit by two missiles, the country's media reported. The attack caused an oil spill into the Red Sea.

Iranian Angelina Jolie lookalike arrested for blasphemy, inciting violence

07 Oct 2019

Iranian Angelina Jolie lookalike arrested for blasphemy, inciting violence

Iranian Instagram celebrity Sahar Tabar shot to fame in late 2017 after her photos resembling a ghastly version of Hollywood star Angelina Jolie went viral.

Saudi Arabia's oil production hit after Houthi drone-strikes

15 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia's oil production hit after Houthi drone-strikes

Global oil supplies are likely to take a major hit following drone attacks on two oil facilities of the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

14 Sep 2019

Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

Saudi Arabia, the largest exporter of oil, woke up to an unprecedented attack on Saturday.

Did President Trump accidentally tweet classified information about Iran?

31 Aug 2019

Did President Trump accidentally tweet classified information about Iran?

Amid tensions between the United States and Iran, President Donald Trump may have accidentally let it slip that he's spying on the Gulf nation.

Ranking the funniest moments in football

30 Aug 2019

Ranking the funniest moments in football

Football is one the most popular sports across the globe.