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US-China trade talks end

US and Chinese trade negotiators will meet again in the last week of February in Washington, President Xi Jinping said, after the sixth round of cabinet-level negotiations ended in Beijing with no…

PM Modi warns of retaliation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a suicide attack that killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Kashmir, ratcheting up tension…

Trump to declare Emergency

President Trump is willing to initiate the state of national emergency to build a wall on the Southern border after the latest house resolution. Democratic and Republican politicians have sharply…

Indian citizenship amendment bill dropped

Indian government has put aside a controversial amendment to its citizenship law after violent protests in its north eastern states. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 aims to provide citizenship…

Trump may avoid second shut down

President Donald Trump is eyeing a path to avoid another government shutdown where he would reluctantly accept the congressional border-security deal and attempt to tap other funds for his wall. A…

Germany arrests Syrian Intelligence Chief

German authorities announced the arrest of a former high-ranking Syrian intelligence officer and two subordinates suspected of crimes against humanity by torturing thousands of victims in detention…

India-US trade war next?

India is still hurting from the Trump administration’s imposition of steel and aluminium tariffs and its move to tighten the rules for H-1B visas, which are granted primarily to Indian technology…

Apple and Google to review Saudi App

Apple and Google have been accused of aiding the enforcement of ‘gender apartheid’ in Saudi Arabia. They are hosting a controversial app called Absher that allows men to track women under their…

Airbus scraps the A380

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has pulled the plug on its struggling A380 superjumbo, which entered service just 12 years ago. Airbus said last deliveries of the world's largest passenger…

MBS to visit India and Pakistan

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in coming days as part of his efforts to wean the…

Trump unhappy with border wall deal

Unfazed by a congressional deal giving him only $1.3 billion for a barrier on the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump is saying that he has found twenty times as much for overall border security…

UAE to boost African start ups

Startups from the UAE and Africa will participate in the first-ever Chamberthon event organised and hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda,…

Facebook steps up fact checking

The social media giant is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world’s largest democracy prepares for a general election that must be held by May,…

Russia to disconnect from Internet

Russia is considering a plan to temporarily disconnect from the Internet. The exercise follows aspiration of building an autonomous Internet infrastructure and to see how the country’s cyber defense…

Nigeria’s economy stagnates

Promises by Nigerian presidential candidates to fix an economy that vies with South Africa’s to be the continent’s largest could be unfulfilled unless the country is weaned off its oil dependence.…

13th IMF bailout for Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met IMF chief Christine Lagarde to discuss conditions of a bailout package for Pakistan. It has to deal with current account deficit and IMF reform demands which…

Ethics inquiry against Trudeau

Canada’s parliamentary ethics commissioner said that he would look into allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured his former attorney general to call off a criminal case…

Thailand’s new PM?

The royal family has been deeply connected to Thailand’s leadership for decades, often shaping it from behind the scenes. However, senior members of the palace have remained out of formal political…

Assam: The political battleground of the northeast

Assam is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2. The state is bordered by Bhutan and the…

Orban’s new tax break

In a bid to counter a falling population and labour shortages without accepting immigrants, prime minister Viktor Orban announced that Hungarian women who have four children or more will be exempt…