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Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 319

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 319

Bangsal (Indonesia): The death toll in the Indonesia’s devastating earthquake has reached to 319, countries top security minister, Wiranto said. The earthquake hit the island of Lombok, media reports said. Lombok was hit by another earthquake on Thursday, the third in a little over a week, causing panic, injuries and damage to buildings. A strong aftershock […]

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

Bagota: In a major diplomatic decision Colombia has recognized Palestine as a sovereign state. The announcement was made by the Palestinian embassy in Bogota Wednesday night. Palestinian news agency WAFA said that the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, whose term is slated to end in several days, handed an official letter from the country’s foreign […]

Stable Afghanistan could be achieved through viable political engagements, use of force adds to damages: Imran Khan to US Ambassador

Stable Afghanistan could be achieved through viable political engagements, use of force adds to damages: Imran Khan to US Ambassador

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s prime minister in waiting Imran Khan has said that he wants to build relationship with the United States based on trust and mutual respect. According to Dawn.com US acting Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover and Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf chief met at latters Banigala residence on Wednesday. Khan told Hoover that his […]

Jordan says Palestinian refugees at risk with U.N. agency in crisis

Jordan says Palestinian refugees at risk with U.N. agency in crisis

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN:  Jordan warned on Wednesday that a severe financial shortfall facing a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees could have a “catastrophic” impact on the lives of millions of refugees in the region. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said after meeting visiting U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl the […]

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking -researchers

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking -researchers

LONDON: Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy 7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics were previously thought to be immune to a security vulnerability known […]

Oil prices steady on falling US crude stocks, Iran sanctions

Oil prices steady on falling US crude stocks, Iran sanctions

SINGAPORE:  Oil prices held steady on Wednesday, supported by a report of rising U.S. crude inventories as well as the introduction of sanctions against Iran. Front-month U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $69.28 per barrel at 0408 GMT, up 11 cents from their last settlement. Brent crude oil futures were at $74.61 […]

US President warns against trading with Iran after reimposing sanctions

US President warns against trading with Iran after reimposing sanctions

  Washington: President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that anyone trading with Iran will not be allowed to do business with the United States hereafter following the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” Trump said in a tweet. The sanctions follow the […]

PTI names Imran Khan as prime minister

PTI names Imran Khan as prime minister

Islamabad: ) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday named its chairman Imran Khan as the candidate for the office of the prime minister. At a meeting of elected members of the National Assembly here, party vice president Shah Mehmood Qureshi moved the resolution nominating Khan as PTI’s candidate for the country’s top office, which was accepted. The […]

Earthquake claims 91 lives in Indonesia, 200 injured

Earthquake claims 91 lives in Indonesia, 200 injured

Jakarta:  At least 91 people were killed and over 200 others injured as a powerful earthquake measuring 7 point 0 on Richter scale rocked Indonesian island of Lombok, a government official said on Monday. Most of the victims were on the northern side of Lombok, near the epicenter of the 6.9 magnitude quake that hit […]

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