Yemeni Houthi group launch drone attack on oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia

A drone attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said. A Houthi military spokesman said earlier that the group had targeted the Shaybah oilfield with 10 drones, in… Read More Yemeni Houthi group launch drone attack on oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia

U.S. set to extend Huawei license to buy goods from American companies

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said. The ‘temporary general license’ will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, the sources said. Commerce… Read More U.S. set to extend Huawei license to buy goods from American companies

Gunman arrested following shooting standoff in Philadelphia

A suspect was taken into custody early on Thursday after a seven-hour armed standoff at a Philadelphia home in which six police officers were wounded in a barrage of bullets. The gunman had barricaded himself inside the home as police urged him to surrender. Media reported he was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and several… Read More Gunman arrested following shooting standoff in Philadelphia

Snap launches new version of augmented reality Spectacles

Snap Inc said Tuesday it will launch a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses, which will have the capability of capturing photos and videos and uploading them directly to its unit Snapchat, as the technology company works to develop its augmented reality features. Snap has struggled to make money from its Spectacles business, and wrote… Read More Snap launches new version of augmented reality Spectacles

Colombia issues Uber over $629,000 fine for obstruction of regulatory visit

Colombia’s commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017. Uber has repeatedly drawn the ire of authorities in Colombia, where use of the service is widespread but illegal. The country has not specifically regulated transport services like Uber, but has… Read More Colombia issues Uber over $629,000 fine for obstruction of regulatory visit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kiev’s side in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy had announced such a move last month in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

One dead, twenty-nine injured following explosions at weapons depot of Iraqi militia

A large fire broke out on Monday at a weapons depot run by an Iraqi militia group, causing explosions heard across Baghdad, killing one person and injuring 29 others, authorities said. The depot, run by a militia group under the umbrella of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, was located inside a federal police base in… Read More One dead, twenty-nine injured following explosions at weapons depot of Iraqi militia

Kyrgyzstan security forces arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev for alleged coup plot

The head of Kyrgyzstan’s security forces on Tuesday accused ex-president Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday of planning to stage a coup, state news agency Kabar said, following a deadly clash last week with police sent to his house to arrest him. Atambayev surrendered on Thursday when police raided his home and detained him for questioning over… Read More Kyrgyzstan security forces arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev for alleged coup plot