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7 August, 2018 5:47 AM US Pentagon Restricts Use of Fitness Trackers, Geolocation Software for Troops

Military troops and other defence personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, stops short of banning the fitness trackers or other electronic devices, which 70

6 August, 2018 7:26 AM In A Rare Breakthrough, Saudi Arabia Grants Entry To Iranian Diplomat

Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a rare move after the rivals broke off relations in 2016. "An informed diplomatic source said Sunday that Saudi Arabia had agreed to grant a visa to the head ... of Iran's interests 41

1 August, 2018 6:46 PM India welcomes US move designating 3 LeT members as 'global terrorists'

US Departments of State and Treasury have designated three Pakistan-based LeT terrorists and terror financiers as Global Terrorists.   In response to media queries about the announcement made by the US Departments of State and Treasury on the designation of three LeT terrorists, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar 41

21 July, 2018 4:25 PM Russia Demands Release Of Woman Accused Of Espionage In The US

Maria Butina has been accused of trying to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organisation in the US. Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released. Sergei Lavrov made the comments about Maria Butina 68

18 July, 2018 3:35 PM Government ropes in Google to create 3D views of monuments on Incredible India website

Tourism minister KJ Alphons expressed hope that this virtual reality experience will inspire tourists to visit India. The tourism ministry has initiated a project with Google to offer 3D views of Indian monuments on the website of Incredible India. As per a report in The Economic Times, tourism minister KJ Alphons said: "We want to give tourists a virtual 86

7 July, 2018 7:54 AM Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

Iran said today it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only assault by the Sunni extremists inside of Shiite Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria where the militants once held vast territory 54

4 July, 2018 3:56 AM Siri "Heckles" UK Defence Minister During Speech In Parliament. Watch

Netizens are laughing after iPhone's Siri "heckled" UK's Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, as he delivered a speech at the House of Commons. A few hours ago, as Mr Williamson was addressing members of the Parliament on the fight against ISIS when iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri, was heard interrupting him. ""Hi Gavin, I found something on the web for: 'in Syria 80

29 June, 2018 5:52 AM European Leaders Vow Tougher Action On Chemical Weapons, Spying

EU leaders on Friday pledged to crack down harder on chemical weapons and step up efforts to combat spying, as Europe frets about threats from Russia. Three months after a nerve agent attack in the British city of Salisbury, blamed on Russia, united the EU in condemnation of Moscow, the bloc's leaders said they wanted new measures to stop the spread 43

28 June, 2018 3:17 AM India votes against draft decision on chemical weapons use at OPCW meet

India has voted against the draft decision on addressing the threat from chemical weapons use at a special conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) here, citing "incomplete consultations". Speaking at the conference, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Venu Rajamony, said the country is against 34

27 June, 2018 2:00 AM Protests against U.S. top court’s travel ban, Texas hospital explosion, and other news in pictures

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban was being met with outrage and heartbreak at demonstrations. Immigrant-rights activists crowded into the park across the street from the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on Tuesday to voice their dismay at the decision. Protesters chanted, cheered and held signs reading 63