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Chinese tech giant Huawei CFO arrested in Canada, faces extradition to US

Dec 6: Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States, Canada's Department of Justice said on Wednesday. The arrest is related to violations of U.S. sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said. Reuters was unable to determine the...

Indian-origin Gay man guilty of killing wife to start new life with his boyfriend

London, Dec 5: The husband of a 34-year-old Indian-origin pharmacist found dead in her home in Middlesborough, northern England, earlier this year has been found guilty of her murder on Tuesday.

Mitesh Patel, 37, had denied killing his wife Jessica, whose body was found at their home in May....

British Government Loses Key Parliament Vote On Brexit

London, Dec 5: The British government suffered a major blow on Tuesday when it lost a parliamentary vote on legal advice it received on the Brexit deal agreed with EU leaders last month.

A motion by the main opposition Labour Party to find the government in contempt of parliament...

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

Paris, Dec 5: In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

The breakthrough operation, performed two years ago in Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable...

WHO Says Creating Panel to Study 'Designer Babies'

Geneva, Dec 4: The World Health Organization has said it is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a Chinese scientist controversially claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies.

"It cannot just be done without clear guidelines," the head of the...

War can't solve Kashmir issue; 2 nuclear-armed countries won’t fight: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Dec 4: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said war is not a solution to the Kashmir issue, which can be resolved through talks.

In an interview to a group of television journalists here, Khan said unless there was a dialogue, various options on resolution of Kashmir...

Sri Lankan court bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

Colombo, Dec 3: A Sri Lankan court on Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as the Prime Minister, in a major setback to the President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in the place of Ranil Wickremesinghe in a controversial decision that triggered a constitutional crisis in the...

ISIS militants: over 270 killed in Syrian army combat in Suwayda

Moscow, Dec 3: More than 270 ISIS militants were killed as a result of the Syrian armed forces’ offensive in the southern province of Suwayda in November, a spokesman for the Command of the Russian Forces in Syria said on Monday.

"During the operation, more than 270 militants were...

Black money: Swiss government agrees to share details of two Indian firms

Berne, Dec 3: Switzerland has agreed to share details of two companies and three individuals who are facing multiple probes in India.

Separate gazette notifications of the Swiss government say the country’s federal tax department has agreed to provide “administrative assistance” to India on requests made about Geodesic Ltd....

ISIS leader killed in Syria strike: US-led coalition

Washington, Dec 3: A senior ISIS leader in Syria who was tied to the death of a US citizen, has been killed in a strike, the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq said.

The strikes on Sunday were against "a senior ISIS member, Abu al Umarayn, and...