Middle East political crisis eases as Lebanon PM Saad al-Hariri reverts resignation decision

Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East. Hariri made his announcement after returning to Beirut for the first time since he quit abruptly on November 4 in a broadcast from Saudi… Read More Middle East political crisis eases as Lebanon PM Saad al-Hariri reverts resignation decision

Ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity

A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a ‘Greater Serbia’, and jailed him for life. Mladic was hustled out of the court minutes before the verdict for angrily shouting, “This is all lies,… Read More Ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel sell major part of Facebook stake

Facebook Inc’s first major investor Peter Thiel has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network as part of a previously established trading plan, a regulatory filing showed. Thiel, who is a member of Facebook’s board had already sold more than $1 billion worth of its stock before the filing made on Tuesday.… Read More PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel sell major part of Facebook stake

Lyft granted permission to test self-driving vehicles in California

U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Lyft’s permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a… Read More Lyft granted permission to test self-driving vehicles in California

Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on November 24

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday marking a new era for a country dominated by Robert Mugabe whose swift downfall this week ended nearly four decades in power. The ruling ZANU-PF party has nominated Mnangagwa to fill the vacancy left by Mugabe on Tuesday and he will… Read More Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on November 24

Three missing as U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea

A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. Eight people were rescued, with three others missing, it said, adding that all of the rescued personnel were transferred to the carrier for… Read More Three missing as U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea