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May 27, 2018
As smartphones and data plans became more affordable in India , the South Asian nation swept aside the U.S. and Brazil to become the world’s top consumer of Google Play applications last year, according to analytics firm App Annie.   “India’s app market grew massively outpacing the US to surpass it as the #1 country by Google Play downloads, from around 3.5...
At least 48 people were killed and 110 others were injured on Saturday when a fuel truck exploded in the busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town (in Aleppo’s opposition-held Azaz district in north western Syria) along the Turkish border. A huge explosion that damaged buildings (Court house, the Security headquarters, Red Crescent and Municipality offices) and left...
At least 31 people have been killed and 45 others wounded after a pair of suicide bombers attacked the main judicial building in the Syrian capital of Damascus and a restaurant on the outskirts of town on Wednesday (March 15), state media reported. The first suicide bomber targeted the Palace of Justice and detonated his explosive vest inside the main...
Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for “spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”, Pakistan’s interior ministry  told a judicial review board. Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for “spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”,...
President  Donald Trump's warning to Pakistan that it must stop harboring terrorist organizations and the Taliban represents "a radical shift" in U.S. policy that could improve the situation in war-torn Afghanistan, according to analysts. Trump minced no words about Pakistan-sponsored terrorism saying: “Today, 20 US designated foreign terrorist organisations are active in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the highest concentration in the world. For...
A little more than 35 years ago, Dubai was a small fishing village with only dirt roads to travel on. In this decade, Dubai described as the largest and most futuristic city and the jewel of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE (United Arab Emirates), known as one of the most opulent places on Earth for its unique skyscrapers...
Relations between India and Pakistan could worsen in 2017 unless there is a “sharp and sustained” drop in cross-border terror attacks from Pakistan, the US intelligence said on Thursday in its first report on worldwide threat assessment under the Trump administration, putting the onus of improving ties on Islamabad. The US intelligence gives Congress a report every year called “Worldwide...
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) economists predict that India's share in the global GDP will rise to almost 17% in 2017, as it along with China will continue to drive global growth. "Asia will remain the fastest-growing region of the world, but the spotlight will shift away from China to India and Indonesia," PwC's Global Economic Watch said. In the report, PwC predicted that...
A mass communication student of a university in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was tortured and shot dead on Thursday by a mob for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online. Mashal Khan and his friend Abdullah were attacked in the premises of the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan where at least 25 policemen were present. Abdullah is seriously injured. Not only did...
The United Nations said in a statement late Monday that terrorism and other acts of violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 Iraqis and wounded another 12,388 civilians in the country throughout 2016. According to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis noted in the UNAMI statement that civilian casualty figures for December are...