United Nations, Jan 16: The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years. Sharing the survey results in a letter to UN employees on Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "The results...
When Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, announced her intention to run for US president on CNN’s The Van Jones Show on January 12, she became the first Hindu to do so. Gabbard, currently serving her second term in the US Congress, represents the 2nd congressional district of Hawaii. She was...
Tehran: A Boeing 707 cargo plane coming from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, state media reported, with local reports suggesting at least seven people were killed. Fire immediately engulfed the aircraft after it skidded off a runway and crashed into a wall separating...
Paris: A massive explosion struck Central Paris on Saturday causing several injuries. According to initial reports, the explosion took place at a bakery on Rue de Trevise, which is located in the 9th arrondissement of the French capital. Photos shared on social media show the windows blown out of the building...
Taipei, Jan 11: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen appointed a new Prime Minister on Friday following the resignation of the incumbent over the recent electoral setback suffered by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. The President announced the appointment of Su Tseng-chang to replace Lai Ching-te at a press conference in which both...
Washington: Tennessee's governor on Monday commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted as a teenager of murdering a man who paid to have sex with her, after Kim Kardashian and other celebrities took up her cause. Cyntoia Brown, now 30, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of...
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump called on Congress on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the wall with military funds. Facing Democratic opposition in Congress to...
Tokyo: Japan, for the second time in a row, has topped a global index for the world`s most powerful passport in 2019. According to the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country`s travel document affords, Japan retained its top spot as the world`s most travel-friendly passport...
Saudi women will now receive message text alerts if they are divorced under a new law protecting women from getting the divorce without their knowledge. Saudi justice minister had taken this decision due to increasing cases where women were found not aware of the divorce petitions filed against them. The new law would help them protect their...
Washington:  White House National Security Adviser John Bolton has contradicted President Donald Trump's decision to immediately withdraw troops from Syria, laying out conditions for a pullout that can leave US forces there for months or even years. Speaking during a visit to Israel on Sunday, Bolton said that American forces...