Category Archives: World

Maldives ex-strongman’s top aide charged with embezzlement

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Israel to withhold $138 million from Palestinians over prisoner payments

Royal split: Princes William and Harry prepare to go separate ways

The princes, grandsons of Queen Elizabeth II, are expected to create separate “courts” before the birth of Prince Harry’s first child, due in April or May. Until now they operated via what was referred to as a joint royal household but now they will carve out more distinctive roles for themselves.

Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

He has summoned bishops to Rome to help him chart a way forward after decades of abuse by priests and prelates and the systematic cover-ups of that by their superiors. The scandals have eroded Catholics’ trust in the Vatican and in church leaders like bishops.

Saudi defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives

Saudi Arabia has defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it. The Absher app provides services for “all members of the society… including women, the elderly, and people with special needs”, the interior ministry said.

9 charred to death as major fire tears through Bangladesh slum

According to the officials, the fire, which destroyed over 200 shanties, started at Bhera Market slum around 3:32 AM (local time). It took nearly five hours to control the raging fire, the report added.

Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions

The trip comes days after a suicide bomber killed 40 Indian paramilitary police in the Kashmir region. New Delhi has accused Pakistan of having a hand in the bombing and vowed to punish Islamabad, which denies involvement.

Heather Nauert withdraws her nomination for US Envoy to UN

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Saturday she has withdrawn her nomination for the prestigious position of US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Saudi crown prince seeks contracts and allies on Asia tour

Mohammed bin Salman, widely known as “MBS”, is expected to stay in Pakistan until Monday. After Pak, MBS will travel to India, where he will meet PM Modi and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan. He is expected to finish the trip with a visit to China on Thursday and Friday. Two shortstops initially scheduled for Sunday and Monday in Indonesia and Malaysia were postponed.