HOUSTONL: An Indian documentary film maker has been arrested at the Houston airport for allegedly carrying suspicious Islamic jihad literature, brass knuckles and USD 10,000 in cash.Read More »
VANCOUVER: Canada’s independent Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered the continued detention of all 443 adult Tamil asylum seekers who arrived August 13 aboard the cargo ship MV Sun Sea.Read More »
BEIJING: A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road construction in Beijing that won’t be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.
Bumper-to-bumper gridlock spanning for 100 kilometre with cars moving little more than a kilometre a day at one point has improved since this weekend, said Mr Zhang Minghai, director of Zhangjiakou city’s Traffic Management Bureau general office.
ISLAMABAD: Authorities in northwest Pakistan have launched a crackdown against banned terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba that are engaged in relief efforts for flood victims and closed down 16 camps set up by these organisations.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of minority Hindus rendered homeless by the devastating floods in Pakistan were served beef by authorities at a relief camp in Karachi, triggering protest from the community members.Read More »
JERUSALEM: As the Palestinian Authority prepares to resume direct negotiations with Israel, its chief Mr Mahmoud Abbas has warned that any effort to renew construction activities in the settlements would lead to the collapse of direct talks.Read More »
COPIAPO: All 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 17 days have been found alive, Chile’s president confirmed on Sunday.
But as relatives celebrated outside the San Jose mine at Copiapo, 800 kilometre, north of Santiago, rescue workers said it could take four months to get them out.
WASHINGTON: New satellite imagery shows an alarming shrinkage in mangrove forests worldwide.
The imagery reveals that approximately 1,37,760 sq km of mangroves exist, which is 12.3 per cent less than the previous estimates.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: Offering its wholehearted support to flood-stricken Pakistan, India has vowed to do all it can to assist the country in relief efforts, apart from the US dollars five million in aid already extended by it.Read More »
BUSHEHR (IRAN): Iran’s first nuclear power plant was opened Saturday by Iranian and Russian nuclear officials in the southern port city of Bushehr after a delay of almost three decades.Read More »