France says ´needs no permission´ for Iran dialogue after Trump swipe

PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Friday it “does not need permission” to ease tensions between Iran and the United States after President Donald Trump accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of meddling in the conflict. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves said: “In Iran, France speaks with full sovereignty. It is working hard for peace and security ….  Read More

Indonesia Lion Air crash report likely in October: official

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A final report on Indonesia’s Lion Air accident in Indonesia is likely to be published in October, an official with the country’s transport security agency said on Friday. The 189 people aboard a Boeing 737 MAX disappeared from the radar about 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta last October and fell ….  Read More

Pakistan announces closure of Thar Express over Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s second train service, Thar Express, will be suspended before midnight due to intense tensions with India over the Kashmir dispute, the country’s rail minister said on Friday. Thar Express, which runs from Khhhrapar in Pakistan’s Tharparkar area to the Indian village of Munabao, will be closed at 12 noon. On Friday ….  Read More

Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android

China’s telecommunications giant Huawei introduced its operating system on Friday, facing the risk of losing access to Android systems amid growing trade tensions between the United States and China. The highly anticipated program is essential to the survival of the technology group, as it faces the impending White House ban on US companies that sell ….  Read More

Maryam Nawaz remanded in NAB custody till August 21

LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz Sharif, vice president of the Pakistan Muslim-Nawaz Association (PML-N), who was arrested by the National Bureau of Responsibility (NAB) on Thursday, was held in NAB custody until August 21. Maryam appeared before the Court of Responsibility in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Yusuf Abbas, cousin of Maryam Nawaz, who was also arrested ….  Read More

Rain plays spoilsport as Gayle misses history bid against India

Providence: Bad weather forced the abandonment of the first one-day international match between the West Indies and India at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday, after Chris Gayle was forced to wait for the host ODI record. Only 13 missions were thrown after the home team struck when Indian captain Virat Kohli won the draw, ….  Read More

Over 600 detained, curfew continues as occupied Kashmir seethes under lockdown

According to the Kashmir Media Service, more than 500 political leaders and workers have been arrested since India abolished the special status of the valley on Monday. Freedom leaders, including all parties, the chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and the chairman of the Hurriyat Forum, Mirwais Omar Farouk, are under house arrest ….  Read More

Hong Kong pro-democracy unrest fuels boycott calls in China

BEIJING: Las empresas se ven atrapadas en el fuego cruzado de los disturbios a favor de la democracia en Hong Kong, y los medios de comunicación de los gobiernos chinos incitan a las campañas de boicot contra las empresas que respaldan a los manifestantes. La aerolínea insignia de Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, se convirtió en ….  Read More