Kuwait’s PM Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah announces resignation of his cabinet

Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah presented the resignation of his cabinet to the country’s ruler on Wednesday, days before the premier was due to be questioned in parliament over his choice of ministers and other issues. The standoff between the government and parliament less than a month after the cabinet was appointed poses the… Read More Kuwait’s PM Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah announces resignation of his cabinet

Estonian PM Juri Ratas announces resignation amid corruption probe

Prime Minister Juri Ratas of European Union member Estonia announced his intention to resign early on Wednesday, his spokeswoman said, in the wake of an inquiry into a property development project in the capital. Ratas went to Estonia’s president on Wednesday morning to present his resignation, news wire BNS reported. The spokeswoman, Liisi Poll, said… Read More Estonian PM Juri Ratas announces resignation amid corruption probe

Amazon launches online academy to train students in India

Amazon.com Inc has launched an online academy to train students for one of India’s most competitive college entrance tests, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday, as it taps a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Amazon Academy”, available as a website and an Android smartphone app, will offer learning material, live lectures and… Read More Amazon launches online academy to train students in India

American Towers acquires mobile phone masts of Telefonica

Spanish telecom company Telefonica said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its mobile phone masts owned by its Telxius division in Europe and Latin America to American Towers for 7.7 billion euros (an equivalent of $9.41 billion) in cash. Telxius, which is partly owned by investment fund KKR and Zara owner Amancio Ortega’s investment… Read More American Towers acquires mobile phone masts of Telefonica

U.S. cancels its observation of Ugandan presidential election over rejection of accreditation requests

The United States has cancelled its observation of Uganda’s presidential election because most of its accreditation requests were denied and said Thursday’s vote would lack accountability and transparency. The announcement adds to a growing chorus of concern over the credibility of the election pitting Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, against 10 candidates including… Read More U.S. cancels its observation of Ugandan presidential election over rejection of accreditation requests

Iranian military launches naval missile drill

Iran’s military launched a short-range naval missile drill on Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported, at a time of high tension between arch foes Tehran and Washington. Iran has one of the biggest missile programmes in the Middle East, regarding such weapons as an important deterrent and retaliatory force against U.S. and other adversaries in the… Read More Iranian military launches naval missile drill

British billionaire David Barclay dies at 86

British billionaire and Daily Telegraph co-owner David Barclay has died unexpectedly after a short illness aged 86, the newspaper said late on Tuesday. David and Frederick Barclay, who are twins, bought the proprietorship of the Telegraph Media Group in 2004 after venturing into media ownership in 1992. The twins began their business empire with hotels… Read More British billionaire David Barclay dies at 86

YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington,… Read More YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies