Montepuez : Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina Joaquim. Instead of riches and reward, what could have been a windfall has brought harassment, violence an
Los Angeles : All-men band Boyzone have said they would like to join forces with the Spice Girls to form a super group in the same way as Busted and McFly did when they created McBusted. Boyzone features Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, M
The work on King Hamad Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will start by mid-2021 and will be completed in three years, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Bahrain has said.
Colombo : Sri Lanka’s president yesterday justified his decision to sack six diplomats -- including an ambassador -- for not answering his phone calls, saying more would follow if the foreign service did not shape up. Maithripala Sirisena was criticised for the shock dismissal la
Tokyo : More than 28 per cent of Japan’s population is now officially classified as elderly according to government data, the highest rate in the world as the first wave of postwar baby boomers enter old age. Those aged 65 or older now make up a record 35.6 million, or 28.1pc of
Los Angeles : SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, is all set to name the first private passenger who will take a trip around the moon aboard its forthcoming Big Fa
Beirut : Missiles were fired from the sea at several locations in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia yesterday but were intercepted by air defences, Syrian state media said. The official SANA news agency said the Technical Industry Institution in the state-