Pakistan's exiled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died in a Dubai hospital on Sunday aged 79 after a long illness, the army said.The four-star general died in hospital in Dubai on Sunday morning, according to media reports and a senior security official who spoke to AFP. "I can confirm that the late general breathed his last in Dubai this morning ...
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker and major iPhone assembler for Apple Inc, said on Sunday its revenue in January jumped 48.2% year-on-year, as it shook off COVID disruptions in China. Revenue in January reached a record high, at T$660.4 billion ($22 billion), with operations returning to normal and shipments increasing at its Zhengzhou campus in China, a centre for iPhone production, the company said in a statement. Compared to the previous month, revenue was up 4.93% with smart consumer electronics products, which includes smartphones, and computing products showing strong double-digit growth, it said.
Pervez Musharraf, the last military ruler of Pakistan, who served as a key ally to the US during its "war on terror" died in exile in Dubai on Sunday at the age of 79.As army chief, Musharraf orchestrated the brief, high-altitude "Kargil conflict" in Kashmir that almost took Pakistan to war with its nuclear rival India.
Ethnic Indian Malaysians massed in Hindu temples across the country Sunday to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival, months after the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions that had barred large crowds.While more than half Malaysia's 32 million people are Muslim, the country is home to around two million ethnic Indians.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — After an incident where a woman was reportedly barred entry into a police station over the length...
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — DAP Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has once again urged the unity government led by Prime Minister Datuk Se...
Having spent most of his life housebound due to a medical condition, Jordanian Amer Abu Nawas's love of football has propelled him to social media stardom.Abu Nawas's own family do their best to provide him with a comfortable life.
Ukraine fought off a fresh Russian assault on the embattled eastern city of Bakhmut, its leaders said Saturday, as it endured a wave of shelling in the disputed Donetsk region.Russia unleashed a fresh wave of bombardment across the eastern front lines Saturday morning.
The thermometer sinks below zero as a blizzard of fine snow descends on two houses freshly built inside a massive laboratory in northern England.The project's first house was built by UK property firm Barratt Developments and French materials giant Saint-Gobain.
As devastating storms pounded California, nature lovers feared for endangered monarch butterflies that winter there as part of a seemingly magical migration pattern.In 2020, the near absence of monarchs on the west Coast was a rallying cry for nature lovers, from gardeners who planted milkweed to hobbyists who raised butterflies in their homes despite the practice being illegal.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — As many as 147 Wanita Umno division chiefs nationwide are calling for Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jali...
At least 23 people have died in hundreds of forest fires whipped up amid a blistering heat wave in south central Chile, a senior government official said Saturday night.The fires destroyed at least 88 homes and swept through 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest, officials said.
Pope Francis wraps up his pilgrimage to South Sudan with an open-air mass on Sunday after urging its leaders to focus on bringing peace to the fragile country torn apart by violence and poverty.- War crimes - The pope had promised in 2019 to travel to South Sudan, when he hosted Kiir and Machar at a Vatican retreat and asked them to respect the ceasefire.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — Umno has implored other component parties in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government to not ac...
Thousands of motorcyclists on Saturday roared 140 miles across Guatemala in a rolling procession to venerate a religious crucifix, the Black Christ of Esquipulas.The Black Christ of Esquipulas has been venerated for more than four centuries by the Catholic faithful, and its home is in the basilica in Esquipulas.
A US fighter jet on Saturday shot down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina, the Pentagon said, over what it called Beijing's "unacceptable violation" of American sovereignty.US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin called the operation a "deliberate and lawful action" that came in response to China's "unacceptable violation of our sovereignty."
"If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month," Musk said, in a response to a user's tweet about Starship. Musk had in January said that there was a "real shot" at launching Starship in late February, adding that a March launch attempt appears highly likely.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — The Anwar administration would struggle to reintroduce the goods and services tax (GST) that econo...
An Arctic blast that brought "frostquakes" to parts of the United States saw the country record its lowest ever wind-chill temperature, meteorologists said Saturday.The service's office in the town of Gray, Maine, said in a tweet that it set a new US record for the lowest wind-chill temperature in the United States.
Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in central Tel Aviv Saturday for the fifth consecutive week against controversial legal reforms touted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing government.The protests have become a weekly fixture on Saturday evenings since Netanyahu's new government -- dubbed the most right wing in Israel's history -- took office in late December.
East African leaders called Saturday for an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, at an extraordinary summit called to find ways of calming the raging conflict.The heads of state called for an "immediate ceasefire by all parties" and the withdrawal of all armed groups, including foreign, in a statement issued after the summit.
Mikel Arteta urged Arsenal to dig deep after a shock 1-0 defeat at Everton dented the Premier League leaders' title bid, while Liverpool's troubled season hit a new low with a woeful 3-0 loss at Wolves on Saturday.Brentford climbed to seventh place and pushed bottom of the table Southampton deeper into trouble with a 3-0 win.
President Joe Biden promised "to take care" of a suspected Chinese spy balloon flying over the United States, an incident that further strained ties with Beijing.Another suspected Chinese spy balloon was seen over Latin America, the Pentagon said Friday, without providing specifics as to its location.
He used to preside over Latin America's largest country and its 214 million people."Many people are still shaken by what happened in the elections....
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the visiting Iranian foreign minister discussed the need for "vigilance in defending their national interests against external pressures," according to a statement released Saturday.On Friday, the two parties "emphasized the strengthening and monitoring of projects and accelerating their implementation, as well as vigilance in defending their national interests against external pressures," a statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.