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Facebook considers political-ad blackout ahead of US election

Facebook considering a political-ad blackout on its social network in days leading up US election in November, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. The...

Civil rights audit blasts Facebook’s handsoff policy on Trump posts

Civil rights audit commissioned comes as some 900 advertisers boycott the social media site.Auditor considers Facebook decision as terrible precedent Facebook Inc's decisions to allow...

United States looking to ban TikTok

United States is considering banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over allegations Beijing is using them to spy on users. Comments come as more...

Spain National Tribunal approves extradition of Mexico’s former oil chief

Spain's National Administrative Tribunal has agreed to extradite Emilio Lozoya, former chief executive of oil company to Mexico. Emilio Lozoya, who is wanted in Mexico...

Canada’s biggest lenders join facebook ad boycott to block hate speech

Canadian lenders joined facebook ad boycott,More than 400 brands have pulled advertising on Facebook in response to the 'Stop Hate for Profit' campaign. Canada's biggest...

Oman to allow part-time jobs for expats soon

Oman citizens and expatriates will soon have the option to do part-time jobs as the country is seeking to diversify its economy,state agency says. In...

Bahrain to pay 50% of salaries for private firms

Bahrain’s government said that it would pay 50% of salaries for private company workers in sectors that hard-hit by pandemic, state news agency reported. The...

Official who took $3.2m bribe from Bangladeshi MP in Kuwait wanted

Kuwait’s Public Prosecution is continuing its marathon investigation into the case of the Bangladeshi MP,taken into custody on charges of human trafficking. A source familiar...

Qatar World Cup Organisers bans a firm over Amnesty report

Qatar World Cup 2022 Organisers said they banned a company from working on projects as Amnesty said migrant workers at the firm went unpaid...

Ukraine received $5 million offer in bribes to end probe into...

Ukraine officials said they were offered $5 million in bribes to end a probe into energy company Burisma’s founder, but said no connection to...

Judge rules to keep five people in jail over Ghosn escape

Judge in Turkey has ruled to keep five suspects in jail at the start of their trial over former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s escape. A...

No evidence found against Hunter Biden,Ukraine top prosecutor says

No evidence found against Hunter Biden in an audit of thousands of old case files,Ukraine former top prosecutor Ruslan Ryaboshapka has said. An audit of...

Britain spy chief says no threat to Five Eyes alliance

Britain spy chief says disagreements over China’s Huawei Technologies do not pose a threat to intelligence-sharing ties between Britain and its allies. Britain granted Huawei...

Russian 20,000-tonne diesel spill,Putin declares state of emergency

Russian 6,000 tonnes of diesel seeped into the ground and another 15,000 in nearby waterways,Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency. Waterways near...

Legal agreement reached between Russian firm,French far-right party

Legal agreement reached between France's far-right National Rally party led by Marine Le Pen and a Russian firm over a $10.1m debt dispute. National Rally...

Russia rejects US allegation that Libyan banknotes seized in Malta counterfeit

Russia has rejected United States claims that Libyan currency worth over $1 billion seized in Malta are counterfeit,banknotes were printed by Goznak. Libyan currency worth...

Bolivia minister arrested for ‘ventilator corruption’

Bolivia's health minister arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the overpriced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19. Police arrest Navajas, a day after President...

Trudeau says China doesn’t understand independence of Canada’s judiciary

Trudeau said that China does not appear to understand that Canada’s judiciary is independent, taking a rare public swipe at Beijing. China says Canada must...

Shell evacuated 60 foreign staff from Basra Gas project

Shell Evacuations in response to worker protest at Basra Gas Company (BGC) to demand payment of delayed salaries, say executives. Royal Dutch Shell evacuated some...

Michigan dams break force thousand to flee

Michigan two dams break,families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered to leave home. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the...

President Trump administration awards contract to make COVID-19 drugs

President Trump administration awarded a four-year, $354m contract to Phlow Corp to make COVID-19 drugs, other essential drugs and their ingredients. The pandemic has laid...

Tunisia govt Launches Virus-tracking mobile App

Tunisia government launched a contact-tracing mobile app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with coronavirus. The E7mi application,...
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