Ex-Trump adviser to plead guilty to fraud-related charges

Washington, Feb 19 : US President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser Rick Gates to fraud-related charges within days and has also agreed to testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign, the media reported. “Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,” an informed official told the daily on Sunday. […]

Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists

Riyadh, Feb 19 : Saudi Arabia will grant visas free of charge to foreign scientists and experts, in a move that especially aims at improving its health sector, media reports said on Sunday. Secretary general of the Saudi Health Council Ahmed Al Aamiri praised the decision made by the cabinet last week, Xinhua reported. Aamiri […]

Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister

Tel Aviv, Feb 19 : Israeli security agency Shin Bet on Sunday said it thwarted a plot by Palestinian militants to carry out a bombing attack against Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Six members of a Palestinian cell associated with the Islamic Jihad militant group were arrested “in recent weeks,” Xinhua quoted Shin Bet as […]

Pyongyang accuses US of hampering relations with Seoul

Pyongyang, Feb 19 : North Korea on Monday accused the US of pressing to resume annual joint military drills with South Korea as soon as the Winter Olympics end and hampering the improved relations achieved in the past few weeks between Pyongyang and Seoul. Seoul and Washington had postponed their annual spring military drills, which […]

Female protesters crash BAFTA 2018

London, Feb 19 : A group of female protesters wearing ‘Time’s Up’ T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here. The women were dressed in black as part of the ‘BAFTA blackout’, chanting “sisters, united, we’ll never be defeated” […]