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Pakistan PM to attend WEF, interact with key world leaders

Islamabad | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will attend the two-day annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, starting from Wednesday, during which he is schedu

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Hafiz Saeed files plea seeking protection from arrest

Islamabad | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has approached the Lahore High Court seeking protection from his arrest, alleging that Pakistani government wants to arrest him at t

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Ursula K Le Guin: US fantasy author dies

New York | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

Award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin has died, aged 88, her family said, according to a BBC News report on Wednesday. Le Guin was born Ursula Kroeber on 21 October 19

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Israel's culture minister hails her country's Oscar failure

JERUSALEM | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Israel's culture minister breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday that her country's contender had failed to land an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film - despite not having watched the movie

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Twin car bombs kill more than 20 in Libya's Benghazi -officials

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 22 people dead and 30 wounded, including senior security figures, according to officials and a Reuters witness. The fi

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Venezuela presidential vote likely by end of April

By Vivian Sequera CARACAS | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Venezuela's pro-government Constituent Assembly proposed on Tuesday that presidential elections be held by the end of April with President Nicolas Maduro likely to seek re-election despite a devastati

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Death toll from car bombing in Libya's Benghazi rises to 22 - officials

BENGHAZI | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

At least 22 people were killed by a double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi late on Tuesday, officials said. The explosions struck in Benghazi's central Al Salmani district as worshi

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Venezuelan President Maduro set to run for re-election in 2018 vote

By Vivian Sequera and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked sure to stand for re-election in a presidential vote due by the end of April where the ruling Socialists hope to trump a squabbling opposition despite an eco

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Parents be parents, say tech CEOs as children have much screen time

Davos | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Children today spend too much time on smartphones and tablets, warns a worried tech industry and says parents need to be more assertive. "Parents around the world need to stand up and be parents, not

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Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other world leaders when he attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, t

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Personal details of over 200,000 Malaysian organ donors leaked online

KUALA LUMPUR | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

Personal details of over 200,000 Malaysian organ donors and their next of kin have been leaked, with the data available online for over a year, a local tech portal reported on Tuesday. This is the sec

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Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive -military

By Ece Toksabay | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST

Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day-old offensive into the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region of northwest Syria, the Turkish military said o

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