Category: World

Pilgrims Saudi Arabia

Umrah pilgrims can now stay in Saudi Arabia for three months

Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Hajj and Umrah Dr Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has announced that the Umrah visa has been extended from one to three months for all pilgrims of all...

Prince Charles William

King Charles dismisses rumours of rift with Prince William

King Charles has seemingly shut down rumours of rift with his eldest son Prince of Wales, Prince William over olive branch to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Buckingham...

India airbags

India pushes back six car airbags rule by a year to Oct 2023

India will require all passenger cars to have a minimum of six airbags from Oct. 1, 2023, a year later than originally planned, the road transport minister said on Sep...

Pandemic innovation

Innovation at a crossroads after pandemic: UN

Story by AFP Funding for innovation swelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, with significant growth in developing countries, the UN said Thursday, warning though that the...

Bilawal US China

World cannot save planet unless US, China work together, says Pak minister

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the incumbent coalition government led by the PML-N took strict steps to restore the economy. Pakistan seeks to further...

iPhone 14 China India, Apple India China

Apple moves away from China and pick India for iPhone 14 manufacturing

Apple said on Sep 26 it will manufacture its latest iPhone 14 in India, as the tech giant moves some of its production away from China. The company launched the flagship...

Russian invasion Ukraine

Russian invasion has cost Ukraine ‘$1 trillion’: official

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused almost $1 trillion of damage, a Kyiv government official said on Sep 22, as the war batters the country’s economy. In...

Boris Johnson, obesity plan, UK

Rising obesity projected to hamper developing economies: report

Rising levels of obesity are set to cost the world economy 3.3 percent of GDP by 2060, slowing development in lower-income countries and making it hard for people to...

Chinese millionaires

Chinese millionaires to double by 2026, despite slowing economy

The number of Chinese millionaires is expected to double by 2026, according to a report by Credit Suisse issued on Tuesday, despite Beijing’s national drive to...

China vaccine, efficacy, jabs, vaccine dose

China health chief tells public not to touch foreigners after first monkeypox case

Story by AFP A top Chinese health official on Sep 19 warned the public to avoid “skin-to-skin contact with foreigners” to prevent the spread of monkeypox...