US retaliatory strikes underway in Iraq, says Officials

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Washington : The US military launched air strikes against a pro-Iranian group in Iraq following the deaths of two Americans and a Briton in a rocket attack, US military officials told AFP on Thursday. “The operation is underway” and is targeting weapons facilities, one official said on condition of anonymity, without specifying where the strikes […]

Afghan government to release Taliban prisoners as UN backs push to end war

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Kabul : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, according to a decree viewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as the United Nations backed a U.S.-led push to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The two-page decree signed by Ghani, which requires all released Taliban prisoners to provide “a written guarantee […]

Donald Trump has not been tested for coronavirus : White House

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Washington : White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Monday that testing was not necessary because President Trump is not showing symptoms and the lawmakers aren’t confirmed to be infected. “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he […]

Sudan’s PM survives assassination attempt in capital

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Cairo : Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt on Monday, March 9 after a blast in the capital, Khartoum, Sudanese state media said. Abdalla Hamdok’s family confined he was safe following the explosion, which targeted his convoy. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamdok was appointed prime minister last August after pro-democracy […]

Former Brazil football star Ronaldinho, his brother arrested in Paraguay

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Asuncion : Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested in Asuncion, Paraguay’s public ministry said, after entering the country on fake passports. “The Attorney General’s office issued a warrant for their arrest, charged the player Ronaldinho with using a public document with false content and requested preventative detention,” the ministry tweeted. Ronaldinho […]

Roxboro woman goes to jail for 100th birthday

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Roxboro : For her 100th birthday, Ruth Bryant crossed a significant item off her bucket list. She went to jail. The Person County Sheriff’s Office helped fulfill Bryant’s unusual wish when two deputies showed up at her assisted living facility to serve her a warrant charging her with indecent exposure, news outlets reported. The two […]

Netanyahu encourages Israelis to adopt Namaste to greet amid coronavirus

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday encouraged his countrymen to adopt ‘Namaste’, the Indian way of greeting instead of the normal handshakes as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. At a press conference following a review meeting to contain the Coronavirus here, Netanyahu said that several […]

Architecture’s top prize awarded to two Irish women for the first time

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

New York : Dublin-based architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2020, which was announced on Tuesday. They are the first female duo, and the first architects from Ireland to win the award. The prize, often considered as the highest honor in architecture, is sponsored by Chicago’s billionaire Pritzker family. Launched […]

Donald Trump congratulates Ashraf Ghani on Afghan peace process

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Washington : US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani, on the recent key steps taken towards achieving peace in the war-torn country, the White House has said. After 18 years of war, the US and the Taliban signed the peace deal in Doha on Saturday to facilitate the intra-Afghan dialogue in […]

Indian hits the jackpot in Dubai raffle, wins luxury car

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Dubai : An Indian businessman in the UAE has won a luxury car in a Dubai raffle, according to a media report on Monday, March 2. Syed NSY, who hails from Chennai will be driving away a brand new BMW 750Li xDrive M Sport (Mineral White), Khaleej Times reported. Syed, a resident of Dubai for […]