Dubai’s rollercoaster property market, which had been in steady decline since 2014, went into flatline after Covid-19 hit last year and the emirate slammed shut its borders, said Zhann Zochinke, chief operating officer of consultancy Property Monitor.
After four inconclusive parliamentary elections in two years, a 28-day mandate for opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government runs out on Wednesday, and media reports said he was close to putting together a coalition that would end Netanyahu’s 12-year stretch as Prime Minister.
Lapid’s chances of success rest largely with far-right politician Naftali Bennett, a kingmaker whose Yamina party has six key seats in parliament.
Early this month, in a public speech in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan National Security Chief, Hamdullah Mohib called Pakistan a “brothel house”, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.
A senior Pakistani official privy to the matter told VOA on condition of anonymity his government would not hold bilateral engagements with the Afghan national security adviser over his recent remarks against Islamabad, reports said.
WASHINGTON: The theory that Covid-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world’s most secure biolabs. While the evidence linking SARS-CoV-2 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is strictly circumstantial, a number of experts want tougher controls on such […]
“No matter if you’re disabled or normal, whether you have lost your eyesight or you have no legs or hands, it doesn’t matter as long as you have a strong mind, you can always complete a thing that other people say you can’t,” Zhang told Reuters.
“What I can say for sure is this: we know that they were engaged in efforts connected to the People’s Liberation Army inside of that laboratory, so military activity being performed alongside what they claimed was just good old civilian research,” Pompeo said, as per Fox News.
Though Israel is the only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East, Tel Aviv is preoccupied by the fear that an adversary might one day attempt a first strike to destroy its nuclear missiles and strike planes on the ground before they can retaliate. Currently, the only hostile states likely to acquire such a capability are Iran or Syria.
As immunization programs gather pace around the world, another vaccine ran into trouble on Wednesday when Hong Kong and Macau suspended the Pfizer-BioNTech jab over what authorities said were packaging problems.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said in a statement that it would “conduct a procedural check against the initiators and organisers” of the Moscow edition of Body Worlds.
Once Europe had trembled under the tramp of French boots; twice Paris had fallen to a foe; three times France had succumbed to invasion. Before the World War II France, like Britain and Germany, led the way in nuclear science, building on the Curie family’s work. Frederic Joliot-Curie set up the first cyclotron or particle accelerator in Europe and with Lew Kowarski succeeded in creating a fission reaction in uranium early in 1939, soon after the discovery of the phenomenon.
Soon after World War I, France joined the international carrier community through the conversion of the battleship hulk Bearn. Although large, Bearn did not carry many aircraft and never actively participated in combat, even during World War II. The construction of two additional large carriers was suspended by World War II, but after the war the French navy gained access to light carriers transferred from Britain and the United States.
A recent New York Times report reveals that warlords and other powerful people are receiving money from the national police and the government in order to find people to patrol highways that connect provinces in the north and that have come under heavy attacks by the Taliban. The people put on patrol are not provided with training, and are brought to the sites under the false pretense of working on construction projects. Following their arrival, “militia members are dropped in areas too dangerous to flee and only picked up weeks or months later, dead or alive.” This development marks a return to the warlord-centric system that previously held sway in Afghanistan.
The Israel Defense Forces field a wide variety of American military equipment, due to significant amounts of American military aid to Israel. However, American equipment has not always been the best suited to the tough desert and urban conditions encountered by the IDF. As a result, American equipment in Israeli service is often extensively modified to fit the IDF’s unique mission. Here are some unique derivatives of American equipment that the IDF fields.
Their new ACV has been a long time coming: an earlier Marine Corps initiative to replace the AAV, called the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2011 amid concerns about the platform’s survivability against dedicated anti-ship missile threats, forcing the Corps to continue to rely on their aged AAVs.
In June 2020, Abiy extra-constitutionally postponed elections. When Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region refused and, on Sept. 9, 2020, held its own parliamentary elections marked by long lines and high participation that the opposition Tigray People’s Liberation Front won. Abiy responded two months later by cutting Tigray’s internet access and phone lines and sending in the Ethiopian Army to oust the elected government from Mekelle, the provincial capital. Multiple reports confirm that Eritrea’s military also entered the region, operating side-by-side with Ethiopian troops as they sacked and looted towns and villages in the region. On Jan. 13, 2021, Ethiopia announced that its forces had killed Seyoum Mesfin, the country’s long-serving former foreign minister, while fighting. Subsequent photos suggest that Abiy’s men had summarily executed Mesfin.
Washington should propose a six-month extension of the Doha timetable, providing more time to negotiate both a political settlement and measures to remove sanctions and release detainees. The extra time would also enable the United States to pursue the “robust and regional diplomatic effort” promised by National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in support of negotiations. The United States should complete the withdrawal at the end of this period regardless of the outcome, but the added six months of negotiation would increase the chances for stability in Afghanistan.
China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has increased its military activity around the island in recent months, responding to what Beijing calls “collusion” between Taipei and Washington, Taiwan’s most important international backer.
The experts spent one month in China, two weeks in quarantine and the same again on fieldwork.
The African Institute For Developement Policy puts the number of teenage girls who became pregnant in the country between January and May at more than 150,000, with Nairobi recording nearly 12,000 pregnancies. Anecdotal evidence from healthcare workers across the Kenyan capital suggest the true figures could be higher, as many pregnant teenagers are not coming to clinics.
This year one in every 33 people across the world will need humanitarian assistance. That is a rise of 40% from last year, according to UN. More than half of the countries requiring aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic are already in protracted crises, coping with conflict or […]
“We have learnt that State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health (in Naypyidaw),” press officer Kyi Toe said on his official Facebook page.
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to make it 51-50 in the early morning showdown, concluding a process known as a “vote-a-rama” in which senators addressed dozens of amendments to the resolution.
A notice issued by the country’s Maritime Safety Administration prohibited entry into a portion of waters in the Gulf of Tonkin to the west of the Leizhou peninsula in southwestern China from January 27 to January 30, but it did not offer details on when the drills would take place or at what scale.
Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Physical transfer of brief case containing nuclear attack plans has become part of inauguration ritual.
Russia’s leading opposition figure has been arrested and detained for 30 days, after returning to Moscow for the first time since he was poisoned last year.
The 44-year-old opposition leader is flying back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out on the orders of President Vladimir Putin.
As many as 17 of them would be part of the powerful White House complex.
The January 20th inauguration, the 59th in all, wherein Biden would be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States is already historic in the making as for the first time ever a woman Kamala Harris would be sworn as the vice president of the country.
Johnson is expected to visit India ahead of the G7 summit. He cancelled his planned trip to be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade due to a surge in coronavirus cases in Britain.
Nigeria has launched a much-delayed programme that promises to provide jobs for more than 750,000 young people amid worsening youth unemployment. The scheme, launched this month, is being hailed by government officials as the largest job creation initiative in the country’s history. The 52bn naira ($136m) Special Public Works (SPW) […]
MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the US exit from the pact. Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty last year “significantly upended the balance of interests of […]
Chinese authorities arbitrarily detain Uyghur and other ethnic groups. (Representational) Washington: China possibly carried out “genocide” against Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, said a commission of the United States Congress in a new report. The report, released by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), […]
Nepal has reported 266,816 cases and 1,948 deaths from Covid so far. Kathmandu: Nepal on Friday granted approval for AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine against the coronavirus, the government said, following a meeting with neighbouring India, a major manufacturer of the shot. “Conditional permission has been granted for emergency use authorization of […]
Mark Rutte said he had presented the cabinet’s resignation to King Willem-Alexander. The Hague, Netherlands: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government had resigned Friday over a scandal in which thousands of parents were falsely accused of benefit fraud, admitting the system had gone “terribly wrong”. Many parents were […]
It was just after 7am when the car carrying Colonel Saba Sahar, one of Afghanistan’s most senior female police officers, came under fire from armed insurgents. In the back seat, Sahar’s four-year-old daughter began screaming as bullets shattered the windscreen and ripped into the upholstery. As she pushed her child […]
I wanted to come here. No one forced me, and my wife also agreed in a snap. To be honest, though, I didn’t tell my brother. He lives where I used to live – Kutupalong camp. He is very against this island for some reason. He might have tried to […]
Lindsey Graham has released a statement expressing opposition to the second impeachment of Donald Trump, claiming the resolution “will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence.” Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) Supporting the impeachment of President Trump under these circumstances will do great damage to the […]
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was speaking at the UNSC Ministerial Meeting. (File) United Nations: India on Tuesday asserted that the international community must not allow terrorism to be justified and terrorists glorified as it told the UN Security Council that the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai blasts […]
TAIPEI: Taiwan foreign minister Joseph Wu said on Monday that relations with the United States have been elevated to a global partnership, describing the US lifting of restrictions on interactions between officials from both sides as a “big thing”. Speaking to reporters, Wu said the US ambassador to the United […]
WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Yemen’s Huthi rebels as a terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, a late-term move that aid groups fear will worsen a humanitarian crisis. With just 10 days left before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the action could complicate the new administration’s […]
BISHKEK: Just over three months ago, populist Sadyr Japarov, who on Sunday claimed victory in Kyrgyzstan‘s presidential elections, was languishing in jail, mourning his parents and a son who all died while he was in prison. But an October crisis over a disputed vote saw him sprung from his cell […]
Twitter also deleted new tweets posted Trump on official government account @POTUS. After permanently banning US President Donald Trump, Twitter suspended the account of his presidential campaign. Twitter had permanently suspended the president’s go-to megaphone, his @realDonaldTrump personal account, hours earlier. Twitter shut down his @TeamTrump campaign account shortly after […]
If the President does decide to order a strike, he would normally consult the military chiefs for options Washington: Concerns on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s mental state have drawn focus on his power to unleash a nuclear attack. Two days after Trump supporters, under his encouragement, stormed the US […]
Democrats believe that Trump should be removed from office immediately. Washington: US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the House would move ahead with the process to impeach President Donald Trump for encouraging a mob that stormed the Capitol if he did not resign “immediately”. Trump, who lost […]
Medical workers administer Covid vaccine at a makeshift vaccination site in Beijing. Beijing: China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while manufacturing and transport of vaccines have costs, the government […]
China Says “Ready” For WHO Experts On Mission To Probe Covid Origins. (FILE) Beijing: China confirmed Saturday that preparations were still ongoing for a World Health Organization mission to Wuhan to investigate the origins of Covid-19, following a rare rebuke from the UN body over a delay to the long-planned […]
Vincent Xavier said he had met with Mr Tharoor in 2015 and had interviewed him over lunch New Delhi: A lone Indian flag sticking out in a sea of pro-Trump banners in the rally leading up to the US Capitol mayhem triggered its own narrative amid worldwide condemnation of the […]
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped “America will go back to being at peace” (File) Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called the storming of the US Congress by Donald Trump’s supporters a disgrace that has “shocked humankind”. Erdogan had developed a close personal friendship with the outgoing […]
Moderna’s vaccine was 94% effective in preventing disease in late stage clinical trials London: Britain’s medical regulator on Friday approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said, adding that it had agreed to purchase an additional 10 million doses of the shot as it eyed a spring rollout […]
Sadiq Khan said the situation in London is “critical” with virus spread out of control (File) London: London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a major incident, warning hospitals in the British capital could soon be overwhelmed after a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a new strain. “The stark […]
Hua Chunying said, “the representatives shared experience on anti-epidemic and poverty relief.” (File) Beijing: China has held its first meeting with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to discuss COVID-19 and poverty relief cooperation besides resuming trade and economic ties disrupted by the pandemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua […]
Donald Trump didn’t give a reason for not attending Biden’s inauguration (File) Washington: President Donald Trump said Friday he would not attend his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration after repeatedly rejecting the election result as a fraud and his supporters violently storming the US Capitol in Washington. “To all of those […]
Nathan Ruser, an open-source intelligence analyst associated with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, had alleged that the Chinese village of Pangda lies two kilometres within Bhutanese territory.
The People’s Liberation Army is actively thinking about the weak points of potential adversary’s operational systems.
“The world by 2049 will be defined by the realization of Chinese power,” write Bradley Thayer and John Friend, referring to the centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic. “China,” these American academics tell us, “will be the world’s greatest economic and political force.” Must Americans accept the inevitability […]
Ahead of the 2+2 talks, the US State Department said the country welcomes India’s emergence as a leading regional and global power.
Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would travel to New Delhi for the third India-US 2+2 Dialogue next week on his second Asia trip in less than a month that would also take him to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. “Looking forward to my upcoming trip to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, […]
“Civil war in Pakistan. Reported clashes between Karachi Police & Pak Army,” The International Herald tweeted as it also posted a video. The report, however, haven’t been confirmed by reliable sources so far.
“Heavy fire between Pak Army and Sindh Police in Karachi after Pak Army tried to take custody of a Superintendent of Sindh Police Md Aftab Anwar. 5 Pak Army officers died in firing,” another tweet read.
The Army chief on Tuesday directed an inquiry into the circumstances to determine the facts and file a report as soon as possible, news agency PTI reported.