Thu, 24 Jan 2019

Opposition to development of autonomous weapons growing

More than 60% of people around the world oppose the development of autonomous weapons that could select and kill targets ...

Trump: Maduro government illegitimate, names his own interim president

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Donald Trump, in a shock move, has formally recognized the head of the Venezuela National ...

Trump says he will honor invitation by Pelosi to address nation

  WASHINGTO DC - U.S. President Donald Trump has swept aside security concerns about the upcoming State of the Union ...

Syrian government wants UN to rein Israel in

DAMASCUS, Syria - Just as the Syrian War is at a dying stage, Israel has stepped up its engagement prolonging ...

New Israeli airport named after astronaut Ilan Ramon

RAMON, Israel - The long-awaited new international airport in the south of Israel opened on Monday. Costing $455 million, the ...

Taliban launches assault on Afghan military base after day-long attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents launched a series of attacks across Afghanistan over the weekend, killing more than 50 people ...

U.S. airstrikes kill dozens of Al Shabaab militants in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - An extremist attack at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's Nairobi last week was claimed by the ...

WhatsApp messenger limits forwards in a bid to crackdown on rumors

  CALIFORNIA, U.S. - The Facebook owned popular messaging service, WhatsApp has revealed plans to fight misinformation and rumors through ...

Global inequality soars: Shocking gap between rich and poor revealed

  LONDON, U.K. - The shocking gap between the rich and poor across the world was revealed in a new ...

U.S. president and vice president pay tribute to Martin Luther King

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington on Monday, ...

Israel to shut down Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israel has announced it will close all UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem and replace them with Israeli-run schools. ...

After torture accusations, Zimbabwe says lessons to be learnt

Harare on Wednesday acknowledged accusations that its security forces engaged in "systematic torture" during a crackdown on anti-government protests, saying ...

Two spinners? Proteas wrestle their instincts

Cape Town - It will bubble and bubble ... but will it remain largely hot air? The issue of South ...

British 'Speedboat Killer' turns Himself In To Georgian Police

A British man who went on the run last year after his date was killed in a speedboat crash on ...

Amnesty Blasts Iran's Mass Arrests

More than 7,000 people were arrested in Iran in 2018 in what Amnesty International has called Tehran's 'year of shame' ...

India's growth to accerate from 7.4% to 7.6% in FY20: UN

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): With robust private consumption and 7.4 per cent GDP growth rate in the current fiscal, ...

Press TV Anchor Comes Out of Jail, Calls for Continued Protest at US

The US-born anchorwoman Marzieh Hashemi was released from US jail after 10 days of detention, and called for continued protest ...

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych Convicted Of Treason

A court in Kyiv has found former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason. Prosecutors in Kyiv were seeking life ...

Johan Botha retires from all forms of cricket

Dubai [UAE], Jan 24 (ANI): South Africa all-rounder Johan Botha announced retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. ...

Central African Republic war crimes suspect sent to court

A war crimes suspect who is also head of Central African Republic's soccer federation has been sent to the International ...

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Chinese and Australian shares rise, Japan trades lower

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday, although there was continuing caution over events in the ...

Ambitious new strategy to grow Saudi entertainment industry

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A dramatic injection of entertainment is to drive Saudi Arabia's ambitions for the next decade. A ...

Stocks in U.S. propelled higher, IBM rises 8.5%

  NEW YORK, New York - All the major U.S. stock indices closed in the black on Wednesday, although the ...

Dubai Crown Prince signs historic agreement at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland - The World Economic Forum has selected Dubai as the location for its first affiliate research centre for ...

Stock markets in Asia ignore overnight falls in U.S.

  SYDNEY, Australia - Asian markets virtually ignored the sharp falls on Wall Street overnight, with the major indices trading ...

EU retailers dependence on Mastercard a breach of antitrust rules

  BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission has fined financial service group Mastercard €570.6 million ($647 million) for breaching antitrust ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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