World Telecommunication And Information Society Day: All You Need To Know

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed on May 17. (Representational) World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed on May 17. It helps raise awareness about the possibilities that the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), including the Internet, can bring to societies and economies. And how these can bridge the digital … Read more

France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years

Borne will replace Jean Castex in the role, the Elysée Palace said in a statement on Monday, becoming only the second woman ever to serve as Prime Minister since the end of WWII. The country’s first was Édith Cresson, who served between May 1991 and April 1992 under Socialist President François Mitterand. Borne formerly served … Read more

New Think Before You Link app to stop officials, businesses and academics getting duped by foreign spies

Social networking sites are being used by foreign spies to target thousands of government officials, businesses and academics. That is the warning from MI5’s director general Ken McCallum, who said: “MI5 has seen over 10,000 disguised approaches on professional networking sites from foreign spies to people up and down the UK.” Fake profiles are being … Read more

US Congress: Rashida Tlaib introduces Nakba resolution

Congresswoman says measure aims to recognise forced displacement of Palestinians during establishment of Israeli state. Washington, DC – US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she introduced a resolution to recognise the Palestinian Nakba, a term used to describe the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the lead-up to the establishment of the … Read more

Explosion In Pakistan’s Karachi, 1 Killed, Over 10 Injured

Karachi Explosion: The area around the blast site is densely populated, report said. (Representational) Karachi: An explosion ripped through the Bombay Bazar in Karachi’s Kharadar area on Monday evening, injuring several people, local media reported. Police and rescue officials quickly reached the spot to tend to the injured and take account of the cause of … Read more

Biden administration easing some US restrictions on Cuba

US says measures, including loosening curbs on family remittances and travel, aim to ‘support Cuban people’. The administration of United States President Joe Biden is easing some restrictions on Cuba, the US State Department has announced, including curbs on family remittances and travel to the Caribbean island nation. In a statement on Monday, the State … Read more

Ukraine war: More than 250 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from Azovstal steel plant after weeks of resistance

More than 250 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol after weeks of resistance against the Russian invasion. Some 53 troops are being taken to hospital in the Russian-controlled town of Novoazovsk, about 30 miles to the east, according to Ukraine’s deputy defence minister Hanna Malyar. Another 211 … Read more

Eleven migrants die off coast of Algeria while trying to reach Europe

Eleven migrants have reportedly drowned after their both sank off the Algerian coast of Tipaza on Sunday evening. CIPIMD, a Spanish NGO, said that a boat carrying 16 migrants had set sail from North Africa for Spain’s Balearic Islands. Five people — including two children — were rescued from the stricken vessel, according to the organisation. … Read more