Archive for: December, 2017

Japan not to relocate embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds: FM

Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Tokyo will not move its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds, stressing that the status of the holy city should be determined through dialog. During a visit to Amman on Tuesday, Kano sat down for talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, over a recent US decision on December 6 to […]

Hezbollah, Hamas forming ‘joint body’ against US policy shift on Quds

The Lebanese and Palestinian resistance movements, Hezbollah and Hamas, are setting up a joint body to stand up to US President Donald Trump’s contentious decision on Jerusalem al-Quds, an informed source says. The Lebanon-based security source told The Daily Star on Tuesday that the joint “coordination room” would operate on political, military and security levels. The command, […]

Russia ‘tests new intercontinental ballistic missile’

Russia says it has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the newly-designed RS-12M Topol had been tested a day earlier. “On December 26, 2017, a combat team of the Strategic Missile Force test-fired an RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar state central […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi avoids topic of abuse against Rohingya in meeting with UN official

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has conspicuously avoided talking about reports of Rohingya Muslim women and girls being raped by military forces and Buddhist militia in the western Rakhine State during a recent meeting with a senior UN official. UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, raised the issue […]

After Canada, Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat

Following in Canada’s footsteps, Brazil has decided to expel the top Venezuelan diplomat in the South American country in retaliation for a similar move by Venezuela. Venezuela over the weekend expelled Brazilian Ambassador to Caracas Ruy Pereira and Canadian chargé d’affaires Craib Kowalik over accusations of meddling in its domestic affairs. Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said […]

ISL: Jamshedpur’s dogged defence ready to face league leader Chennaiyin

Jamshedpur,  Steve Coppells robust defensive organisation has made Jamshedpur FC a tough, if not the most exciting, team in their debut Indian Super League (ISL) season. The Englishman’s side is currently sixth on the table with nine points. And such is the congestion at the top of the standings that a positive result against Chennaiyin […]

Finishing Dakar will be my first priority: C.S. Santosh

New Delhi,  Indian racer C.S. Santosh, who will be competing at the 2018 Dakar Rally, said finishing the prestigious off-road endurance event, which starts on January 6, will be his first priority. The Dakar Rally is an annual event organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. This is the 40th edition of the rally and the […]

Shuttler Ashwini backs BWF’s 2018 schedule

New Delhi,  Indian doubles star Ashwini Ponappa on Wednesday backed the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) decision to make it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018. Ashwini’s comments came a week after many singles stars, including the likes of Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, slammed the […]

Smartphone sensors can give hackers clues to your PIN number

Singapore,  Instruments in smartphones such as the accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensors represent a potential security vulnerability as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that data from these sensors could be used by hackers to guess the security PIN and unlock it. Using a combination of information gathered from six different sensors found in […]

Tesla’s next model is pickup truck: Elon Musk

San Francisco,  Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that his company will make a pickup truck right after “Model Y” — a crossover SUV vehicle that is reportedly in advanced stages of development. Musk had asked his 17.1 million Twitter followers for feedback on how the auto and power company “can improve further” […]

Designed by Gabfire themes