featured

Russia sends ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to…

10 hours ago

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on…

10 hours ago

US energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax

WASHINGTON: US Energy Secretary Rick Perry -- who oversees the country's nuclear arsenal -- has fallen for an Instagram hoax.…

10 hours ago

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

MELBOURNE: Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys…

1 day ago

Fraud alert over cryptocurrency falsely linked to Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Fraudsters are trying to lure victims into investing in a “virtual currency” with false claims that it is linked…

1 day ago

Ways to save energy in the heat

Despite the high electricity levels consumed in summer, here are some tips to help reduce your bills. Keep your curtains…

2 days ago

Google, Facebook, Amazon decry French digital tax as ‘discriminatory’

WASHINGTON: American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive…

2 days ago

Feminist icon blasts Israel PM over travel ban

JERUSALEM: Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called Israel’s prime minister a “bully” and says she will not visit as long as…

3 days ago

Jordan criticizes Israel over Al-Aqsa Mosque changes

AMMAN: Jordan has stepped up its diplomatic pressure on Israel, demanding that they do not change the status quo at Jerusalem’s…

3 days ago

US economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021: survey

A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid…

3 days ago