12 killed in Egypt road accident

Cairo, Aug 29 : At least 12 persons were killed and two injured on Sunday in a massive road accident between a passenger microbus and another vehicle at a desert highway in Egypt, the local media reported. The crash took place near the entrance to Sohag International Airport at Cairo-Aswan desert highway, Xinhua news agency […]

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies of heart attack at 66

Mexico City, Aug 29 : Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 66, according to media reports. Affectionately called “The Divo” of Mexican music for his flamboyant dress and manner, Juan Gabriel died at his home in Santa Monica, California, the US around 11:30 a.m. local time, […]

Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador

Baghdad, Aug 29 : Iraq has asked Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador in Baghdad, stressing that his presence would hamper the development of bilateral ties, authorities said. Ahmed Jamal, spokesman of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, told the state-run Iraqiya channel that Iraqi senior officials sent a request to Riyadh on Sunday to take appropriate […]

Chinese shares open lower

Beijing, Aug 29 : Chinese stocks opened lower on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.06 per cent to open at 3,068.46 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.03 per cent lower at 10,690.95 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was down 0.09 per […]

Top Chinese legislature reviews Paris Agreement on climate change

Beijing, Aug 29 : China’s top legislature started to convene its bi-monthly session on Monday, reviewing the proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and other matters. The session will also deliberate on draft laws on national defense transportation, the movie industry and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Three Canadians arrested in Australia for smuggling cocaine

Canberra, Aug 29 : Three Canadian nationals will face an Australian court on Monday, charged with attempting to import 95 kg of cocaine on a cruise ship, a media report said. Australian authorities arrested two women aged 28 and 23 along with a 63-year-old man on Sunday after drug detector dogs searched a number of […]