October 16, 2018

World News

Israeli Teen Fined For Urinating On Auschwitz Memorial

A Polish court has fined an Israeli teenager who admitted to urinating on a memorial at the site of the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, a court spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.

Mike Pompeo Meets Saudi King, Turkish Officials To Search Consul's House

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish police prepared to search the Saudi consul's...

US Judge Approves Settlement With Tesla, Elon Musk; Firm's Shares Jump

A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between a federal regulator, Tesla Inc and its chief executive officer, Elon Musk, over his tweets promising to take the company private, signaling an end...

Panic Among Ground Staff After Snake Spotted At New Islamabad Airport

In a rare incident, a snake appeared in the apron area of the newly-built Islamabad International Airport (IIA) today, creating confusion and panic among the on-duty ground staff, according to a media...

US Defence Chief Jim Mattis Says Donald Trump Supports Him '100 Per Cent'

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over the Pentagon chief's fate.

US Says Continued Militarisation Of South China Sea Highly Concerning

The US remains highly concerned with China's continued militarisation in the disputed South China Sea and its "predatory economic behaviour", Defense Secretary James Mattis has said.

At Least 10 Iranian Security Personnel Kidnapped On Pakistan Border

At least 10 Iranian security personnel, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a Sunni separatist group said it...

UAE Charges British Student, 31, With Spying; Wife Wants UK To Clarify

The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence.

As Pak Negotiates IMF Bailout, China Says More Corridor Projects Planned

China on Tuesday said there will be more projects planned under the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC project amid concerns over Pakistan's rising debt and a bailout move by the...

UN Rights Chief Calls To Lift Saudi 'Immunity' In Khashoggi Case

The UN human rights chief called Tuesday for the lifting of the immunity of officials who might be involved in the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.

New York Marks First Shooting-Free Weekend In 25 Years

New York has marked its first weekend without a shooting in 25 years, police said Monday.

In Patriarchal Pakistan, This Woman Car Mechanic Is Driving Change

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect.