BERN: Swiss court has ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was fired by her a longtime employee after she began wearing headscarf, marking one of the first such rulings in Switzerland, media reported Sunday. A regional court in Bern
Snapchat, Microsoft’s Skype and WeChat are placed among the least secure messaging apps and face constant threat of attack from cyber criminals and spying by state authorities, Amnesty International’s ‘Message Privacy Ranking’ revealed.
BEIJING: A powerful explosion ripped through a building in a northern Chinese city on Monday, killing seven people and injuring scores more. Media reports said the blast in Yulin, which destroyed or damaged nearby buildings including a hospital, may have
DOHA: Qatar began three days of mourning on Monday after the death of former Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who oversaw the start of the country’s transformation into an energy powerhouse. Prayers were to take place at the national mosque with
PARIS: France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centers across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration
GENEVA: The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere averaged a record 400 parts per million in 2015, an ominous milestone for the planet’s health, the UN said on Monday. The greenhouse gas has previously passed the 400 ppm
KIRKUK: Iraqi security forces on Monday ended an attack by the Islamic State group in Kirkuk city, killing at least 74 militants in three days of clashes, the provincial governor said. “The attack is over and life has returned to
CAIRO: A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the fattest female in the world, has reached 500 kgs weight. According to Metro, Iman Ahmad Abdulati, who is from Alexandria in northern Egypt, has not left her home for 25 years
BEIJING: China admonished the United States on Monday for sending its ambassador in India to a contested stretch of land on the India-China border, warning that a third party’s meddling would only complicate the dispute between Beijing and New Delhi.
NEW DELHI: An historic mosque in India agreed Monday to scrap a ban on women entering its inner sanctum, after a bitter legal battle about the restriction in the country. The Haji Ali Dargah trust has since 2011 barred women