China today said, it plans to launch 300 low-orbit satellites to provide worldwide communication services, with the first in the series to be launched later this year. Known as the Hongyan constellation, the first in the 300-satellite array, is set to be launched by the end of this year....
The United States has rejected requests from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, the US rejected the appeal because it wants to exert maximum pressure on Iran. The letter...
Jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar today filed appeals in the Islamabad High Court against their conviction by the Accountability Court in Avenfield Reference. The appeal states that the sentences may be suspended and they be released on bail till the...
A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave today said he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a "pedo". Tesla CEO Musk launched the extraordinary tirade against Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed...
US President Donald Trump set the scene for his summit with Vladimir Putin today by blaming the chill in relations with Moscow on the investigations into Russian interference in his election victory. "Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity and...
Russia will extend its visa-free travel regime for foreign soccer fans until the end of 2018, President said after the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday. Russia allowed soccer fans to travel to Russia without visas to attend the World Cup once they obtained fan IDs that were issued...
China's economic growth has slowed slightly in the second quarter as it is facing a snowballing trade fight with the United States. The world's second-biggest economy expanded 6.7 per cent in the April-June quarter, down from 6.8 per cent in the first quarter. Despite the quarterly deceleration, growth was...
In Pakistan, at least 18 people were killed and 30 injured in a road accident in Sindh province this morning. Police said, the accident took place when a speedy trailer rammed into a bus, carrying people from a wedding party, in Hala area of Hyderabad district. The bus had stopped...
The leaders of the two Koreas have been invited to next month's Asian Games in Indonesia, Jakarta said today, after the neighbours agreed to field several joint teams at the event. Indonesian president Joko Widodo sent a formal invitation Friday to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader...
A suspect in the killing of 25-year-old Indian student Sharath Koppu in Kansas City has been killed in an exchange of fire with the police, leaving three undercover officers injured, US authorities said today. Koppu was fatally shot on July 6 in the back during a suspected attempted robbery at...