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  • Twist in Lebanon drama; PM Hariri puts resignation on hold

    Beirut: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down.Hariri said he had accepted President Michel Aoun's wish for him to suspend his resignation to allow for more con...

  • Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels

    Manila, Nov 22 (IANS) The Philippines government on Wednesday announced the end of the stalled peace talks with the New People's Army, a Communist rebel outfit considered a terrorist group by the US and the European Union.The Manila agency in charge of the peace talks attributed its decision to the ...

  • Back in Beirut: Saad Hariri returns to Lebanon

    Beirut: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut for the first time since announcing his surprise resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago.Hariri is expected to take part in the country's independence day military parade on Wednesday and the customary reception at the Pr...

  • Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers, drivers in 2016

    San Francisco: In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers "inappropriately accessed" in 2016 names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers, and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers. In a blog post on Wednesday, Ub...

  • Black bears come back from certain extinction in US' Nevada

    New Delhi: After a gap for over 80 years, the black bear has returned to Nevada's Great Basin in the US through conservation with their population believed to be over 500, a new study said on Wednesday. The study from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Nevada Department of Wildlife and th...

  • New York truck attack suspect faces 22 charges

    New York, Nov 22 (IANS) The US Attorney's office has announced that a grand jury has decided to charge the New York terror attack suspect with 22 counts after he killed eight persons on Halloween.Sayfullo Saipov also injured 12 others as he mowed down a bike path on October 31, Efe news reported.The...

  • UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria

    United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed.In a statement on Tuesday through his spokesman Farhan Haq, Guterres extended his condolences to the bereaved families and to the government and people of Nig...

  • US conducts airstrikes on Afghan opium laboratories

    Washington: The US has conducted a series of airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan as part of a campaign targeting the Talibans $200 million-a-year drug trade. The airstrikes were part of a joint US-Afghan operation targeting drug facilities in Taliban-controlled areas in norther...

  • 'Special Terrorist Zones' for LeT, JeM must end, says India at UN

    United Nations: Declaring that Afghanistan's stability and security was tied to that of the entire region, India has demanded an end to the "Special Terrorist Zones" in Pakistan where militant outfits, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are protected."It is imperative to address th...

  • NY Times suspends reporter for alleged sexual misconduct

    Washington: The New York Times has suspended Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters covering the White House, over allegations of sexual misconduct involving younger, female journalists, a media report said.The Times said in a statement that the allegations against Thrush, aged 50, are "v...

  • Apple served with search warrant over Texas church shooting

    San Francisco: Luxury US tech-giant Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, the media reported. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on ...

  • N.Korean Foreign Minister to visit Cuba

    Havana, Nov 20 (IANS) North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will visit Cuba on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation and other important topics, government officials confirmed here.Ri will arrive on Monday afternoon in the Cuban capital, reports Xinhua news agency. During his visit, he will mee...