World

Texas and Pakistan to forge closer economic ties

Pakistan Ambassador to US Masood Khan and Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed forging closer economic ties in a meeting at the Capitol office in Austin, stated a press release issued on Wednesday. The close cooperation between the two will be in areas of petroleum, agriculture, livestock, green energy, climate, tech sector, …

Read More »

Erdogan says he wants results, not words from Sweden and Finland

President Tayyip Erdogan held firm on his stance towards Finland and Sweden's NATO bids on Tuesday, saying Turkey wanted results not words to address its concerns, adding he will also push US President Joe Biden on a "stalled" F-16 fighter jet purchase. Breaking with decades of a policy of neutrality, Finland …

Read More »

Jordanian woman masters mosaic art with no arms

Rahma Khairallah conveys to the world an inspiring message of hope with a smile that does not fade despite living with a rare condition. Khairallah, 36, who was born without arms is a human story full of meanings and lessons. The Jordanian young woman depends on her feet for everything. …

Read More »

Protesters call for release of anti-Modi activist

Protesters in India's financial capital Mumbai on Monday demanded the release of a critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of faking documents about anti-Muslim riots in 2002. Teesta Setalvad is accused of tutoring witnesses, forging the documents and fabricating evidence in cases …

Read More »

Sri Lanka suspends fuel sales as economic crisis worsens

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka announced a two-week halt to all fuel sales except for essential services starting Monday and called for a partial shutdown as its unprecedented economic crisis deepened. The South Asian nation is facing its worst economic meltdown since gaining independence from Britain in 1948, and has been unable …

Read More »

Chlorine gas leak kills 12, injures 251 at Jordan port

At least 12 people died and 251 were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan's Aqaba port, officials and state media reported on Monday. The leak came after a tank filled with 25 tonnes of chlorine gas being exported to Djibouti fell while being transported, …

Read More »

US abortion ruling ignites legal battles over state bans

Battles over abortion shifted to state courts on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide, as judges blocked statewide bans in Louisiana and Utah and clinics in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas sued seeking similar relief. The six are among the 13 states …

Read More »

‘Stacks of bodies’: 46 dead migrants found in truck in Texas

The bodies of 46 dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, city officials said, in one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border. A San Antonio Fire Department official said they found "stacks of bodies" and no signs …

Read More »