Twitter Account Linked to Saudi Govt Appears to Threaten Canada with 9/11-Style Attack

A pro-government Saudi organization is under fire after posting and deleting a tweet suggesting Canada was inviting a 9/11-style terrorist attack over its criticisms of the Kingdom’s crackdown on dissent. On Friday, Global Affairs Canada tweeted concern over the Saudis’ arrest of activists, calling on the government to release peaceful advocates for human rights: Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful #humanrights activists. Foreign Policy CAN (@CanadaFP) August 3,…

SC County Passes Resolution to Nullify NDAA’s Infamous Indefinite Detention Provisions

Laurens County, South Carolina, passed a resolution this week urging the state to reject the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)’s indefinite detention provisions, making the county the eight local government in the country to resist the language, which was initially passed in the 2012 version of the military funding bill. According to a press release from People Against the NDAA (PANDA), which has long campaigned against indefinite detention, “Resolution 2018-31 provides inhabitants of Laurens County their first legal defense against indefinite detentions since passage of the 2012 NDAA.” PANDA’s founder, Dan Johnson, spoke to the…

Imran khan Becomes The President Of Pakistan After 22 Years Of Struggle

Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi is a Pakistani Politician and current chairman of  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf,Khan was born to a Pashtun family in Lahore, Punjab, in 1952 and educated at Aitchison, Worcester, and later at Keble College, Oxford.Khan started playing cricket at the age of 13. He, notably, led Pakistan to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan’s first and only victory in that competition.In 1991, he launched a fundraising campaign to set up a cancer hospital in memory of his mother.He raised $25 million to set up the first hospital in Lahore in 1994. In April 1996, Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (lit: Pakistan Movement for Justice),…

Russian tourist drugged, gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: \ Indian police were holding six men on Thursday after a Russian tourist was allegedly drugged and gang-raped in a popular southern tourist town, officials said. Media reports said the 21-year-old had bite marks on her face and arms when she was found naked and unconscious on the floor of her hostel room early on Monday. “Six men have been detained over the rape and drugging of the woman,” investigating officer Mangayar Karasi said. The –woman, who was travelling on her own, had arrived in the town of Tiruvannamalai…

Obama makes veiled attack on Trump in speech to remember Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG: Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into “strange and uncertain times”, in what is likely to be seen as a veiled attack on Donald Trump. Obama made no direct reference to his successor but warned that “politics of fear and resentment were spreading, driven by leaders who scorned facts and told lies with an “utter loss of shame”. He also blasted climate-change denial, race-based migration policies, unbridled capital- ism and “strongman politics” stances often cited as the hallmarks of Trump’s controversial presidency. Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 10,000…

Elon Musk’s latest outburst raises doubts on leadership

Elon Musk has had a series of angry social media dust-ups with Wall Street analysts,                                                                 journalists, employees and others. However his trendy outburst on twitter attacking a british rescue employee in thailand has raised clean concerns over the star tech entrepreneur’s balance and management skills. Musk, the south african-born innovator and billionaire in the back of tesla and spacex,…

US Ready To Hold Direct Talks With Taliban

By Anwar lqbal WASHINGTON: The United States said on Monday that it was exploring “all avenues” to advance the Afghan peace process, but “iris doing so in close consultation” with the Afghan government. The New York Times reported earlier on Monday that the Trump administration had asked its diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, shifting away from its earlier policy of no direct contacts with the militants. Later, Gen John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, also confirmed that Washington was ready to hold direct talks with the…

Humans may soon be able to climb vertical walls using gecko-inspired adhesive gloves

Darpa (studies corporation of america branch of defence) has developed adhesive pads that allow human beings to climb vertical glass walls like geckos. In this demonstration, a man has climbed a 7 meter-high vertical glass wall the usage of adhesive gecko-inspired pads without a different gadget. The climber wore a safety belt, although this wasn’t required.   The gecko-like pads are product of adhesive cloth that the organisation developed and efficiently examined earlier in 2012. On this demonstration below, a small patch of adhesive material connected to glass is protecting…

Frank Sinatra’s First Wife,Nancy, Dies At 101

IN this OCT 23,1946 file photo, singer Frank Sinatra with his first wife Nancy WASHINGTON: Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary Singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101. The announcement was made by Nancy Sinatra Jr who wrote on her website that her mother had died at 6:02 pm on Friday but did not say where. “She fought hard to remain on this earth but time got the better of her:” she wrote, adding that her mother passed “peacefully”. “Godspeed, Momma and thank you…

Over 400 items found in UK nerve agent poison probe

LONDON: British police said on Saturday that search teams have. found over 400 items. as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerveagent Novichok but searches will Likely take many more weeks as officers seek fur- ther evidence.Metropolitan             Police announced a breakthrough in the case on Friday when they said they had found a small bottle believed to be the source of the nerve agent that killed Dawn. Sturgess and. sickened ‘Charlie Rowley. The bottle was found at Rowley’s home in Amesbury, a southwestern town not far from Salisbury,where British authorities say Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia…