Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev undergoes successful heart surgery

Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has undergone a successful heart surgery and his life is not in danger, his spokesman Aidos Ukibay said on Friday. Ukibay’s tweet followed reports by Kazakh media that Nazarbayev, 82, who ran the oil-rich country for three decades, was hospitalised. Nazarbayev resigned as president in 2019 and lost his remaining… Read More Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev undergoes successful heart surgery

Kenyan security forces kill ten al Shabaab fighters

Kenyan security forces have killed 10 fighters from Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group in eastern Kenya, a government official said on Thursday. They also recovered rocket propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices after fighting the militants on Wednesday in the village of Galmagalla in Garissa county, said Thomas Bett, deputy county commissioner of the Bura… Read More Kenyan security forces kill ten al Shabaab fighters

Genesis crypto lending unit files for U.S. bankruptcy

The lending unit of crypto firm Genesis filed on Thursday for U.S. bankruptcy protection from creditors, toppled by a market rout along with the likes of exchange FTX and lender BlockFi. Genesis Global Capital, one of the largest crypto lenders, froze customer redemptions on November 16 after FTX stunned the financial world with its bankruptcy,… Read More Genesis crypto lending unit files for U.S. bankruptcy

Google parent company Alphabet set to lay off 12,000 workers

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is cutting about 12,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, as the technology sector reels from layoffs and companies stake their futures on artificial intelligence (AI). Alphabet’s shares rose almost 4% in pre-market trading. The cuts come at a delicate moment for the U.S. company, which has… Read More Google parent company Alphabet set to lay off 12,000 workers

T-Mobile launches investigation into data breach involving 37 million accounts

T-Mobile, the No.3 U.S. wireless carrier by subscribers, said on Thursday it was investigating a data breach involving 37 million postpaid and prepaid accounts and that it could incur significant costs related to the incident. The company, which has more than 110 million subscribers, said it identified malicious activity on January 5 and contained it… Read More T-Mobile launches investigation into data breach involving 37 million accounts

Church of England bishops firm on refusal to allow same-sex marriages

The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. The proposals were developed by bishops, who form one of three parts… Read More Church of England bishops firm on refusal to allow same-sex marriages