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Western strikes early on Saturday hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital, a monitor said, as the United States (US) announced a joint operation against the Damascus government. “The Western coalition strikes targeted scientific research centres, several military bases, and the bases of the...
BEIRUT: The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday, cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area, state media said, after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment. State television on Sunday broadcast from the eastern Ghouta town of...
WARSAW: Four people died and about 20 were injured in an apartment building collapse in Poznan, western Poland, most likely to have been caused by a gas explosion, state-run news agency PAP said on Sunday. The explosion on Sunday morning destroyed four of 18 apartments in the building, PAP said,...
MALE: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency for 30 days in the Indian Ocean archipelago as "the situation has not changed", a top parliamentary official said. Yameen imposed the emergency on Feb. 5 for 15 days to annul a Supreme Court...
Facebook said on Wednesday the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica , up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook...
DUBAI: Emirates, the world's largest international airline, has been recognised at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 with four awards - Middle East's Leading Airline, Middle East's Leading Airline Brand, Middle East's Leading Business Class Airport Lounge and Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew, says a Press release. The red...
Los Angeles, California: Nvidia Corp's (NVDA.O) graphic processors, or GPUs, are so overwhelmingly popular that gamers and crypto currency miners are willing to pay up to three times the original list price to get their hands on its cards online. The company's GeForce 1070 chip set, which retailed at $349...
A Russian military cargo plane crashed as it was descending to land at an airbase in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 32 people onboard, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Russian military said an An-26, with 26 passengers and six crew members onboard, crashed just 500 meters from the runway....
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, a family spokesman said on Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim...
Gaza City: Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest on Friday, leaving 15 Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded in the conflict´s worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. Late in the day, Israel´s military targeted three...
LONDON: Bitcoin, the world's best-known cryptocurrency, fell more than 10 percent on Monday and approached three-month lows on concerns about a global regulatory clampdown on the trading of the digital coins. On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, Bitcoin traded as low as $7,289 by 1430 GMT, having now fallen by more...