India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the… Read More India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

Nigeria at 60: A Glance into the Possibility of De-Amalgamation

Prior to the 1884/85 Berlin Conference which led to the invasion and colonization of West Africa, the region presently known as Nigeria was diversified and governed according to the various ethnic groups by different traditional/cultural (political) systems ranging from chiefdoms to monarchies and imperialism. In the North, there was a continuous transition from imperial regime… Read More Nigeria at 60: A Glance into the Possibility of De-Amalgamation

Vatican says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied audience with Pope Francis

The Vatican said on Wednesday it had denied a request from Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused the Secretary of State of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing its relations with China. The extraordinary remarks from the two top diplomatic officials at the Vatican… Read More Vatican says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied audience with Pope Francis

Kuwait performs funeral rites for late Emir, names Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as successor

Kuwait on Wednesday laid to rest late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a Gulf Arab elder statesman who helped steer his nation through some of the region’s most turbulent decades, in funeral rites closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns. The only leader of fellow Gulf Arab states in attendance was the emir of… Read More Kuwait performs funeral rites for late Emir, names Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as successor

At least twenty-one people killed following fresh clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

At least 21 people were killed on Monday in a second day of heavy clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh that reportedly involved air power, missiles and heavy armour. The fiercest fighting in years between the two former Soviet republics has revived concern over stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor… Read More At least twenty-one people killed following fresh clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

U.S. judge blocks order banning TikTok downloads on app stores

A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that was set to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington issued the preliminary injunction in a brief order late on Sunday. He declined… Read More U.S. judge blocks order banning TikTok downloads on app stores

India’s President Ram Nath Kovind signs three controversial agricultural bills into law amid protests

India’s president on Sunday approved three controversial agricultural bills amid nationwide protests by farmers who say the new laws will stunt their bargaining power and instead allow large retailers to have control over pricing. Farmers’ organisations say one of the three laws could lead to the government stopping buying grain at guaranteed prices, a move… Read More India’s President Ram Nath Kovind signs three controversial agricultural bills into law amid protests