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Turkey accuses US of turning blind eye to Saudi Arabia killing of Khashoggi

ISTANBUL: Turkey accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to turn a blind eye to the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and dismissed comments from President Donald Trump on the issue as “comic”. Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia, despite saying that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder to Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist. Of the possibility Prince Mohammed had a hand in the…

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel

Qualcomm on Tuesday alleged that Apple stole its trade secrets and gave them to Intel to improve its chips, paving the way for Apple to use them instead of Qualcomm chips, the latest salvo in a drawn-out legal dispute between the companies. Qualcomm made the accusations in a motion to amend a complaint filed in November, when it alleged Apple had broken a software license contract by sharing confidential details about Qualcomm’s chips with Intel engineers. Qualcomm provided modem chips for the iPhone, which helped the…

Reporters Without Borders slams Israel for deliberate shooting of journalists in Gaza

GAZA CITY: Reporters Without Borders on Saturday slammed the Israeli army for the deliberate shooting of journalists in Gaza after a week of bloodshed by the border. Nine people were killed in the latest unrest, including Yasser Murtaja, a journalist with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency who died from serious wounds after being shot, the health ministry in Gaza said. At least 491 people were also wounded by Israeli gunfire, the ministry said, as thousands of protesters approached the border fence around Gaza for a…

Erdogan slams Israel for inhumane attack in Gaza

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned Israel over inhumane attack in Gaza after Israeli forces killed 16 Palestinians participating in a major demonstration. The bloodshed was carried out on Friday after tens of thousands of people in the Gaza Strip marched near the Israeli border. Over 1,400 people were also wounded, 758 of them by live fire, with the remainder hurt by rubber bullets and tear gas inhalation, the Gazan health ministry said. "I strongly condemn the Israeli government…

Firdous Ashiq accuses Usman Dar of trying to take over PTI

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising statement, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday accused PTI stalwart Usman Dar of assaying to creep into power in the party. “A herd of politically orphaned people wants to take over the PTI. If the same group gave time in their constituency, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif would not be able to create influence there,” she said accusing Sialkot's Dar brothers at workers' convention in Islamabad. This should be noted that Firdous Awan has recently joined the PTI…

North Korea says Trump has declared war on his country

NEW YORK: North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that US President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US strategic bombers even if they are not in the country’s air space. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York. “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make…

Nawaz accuses of rigging in NA-120 by-poll

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday accused of occurrence of rigging in Lahore’s NA-120 by-election, while counting for the votes was still underway, ARY News reported. He alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supporters were forced missing before they casted their votes. Talking to the media in London after initial results implied the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s win, the former PM said kidnapping of people was part of the electoral rigging. At least 12 people of the PML-N were…

Lawsuit accuses Fox of concocting ‘fake news’ for Trump

NEW YORK: Fox News contrived with a Donald Trump supporter and the White House to fabricate "fake news" to advance the president's agenda and try to bury speculation that his campaign colluded with Russia, a lawsuit is claiming. The suit, filed at the US federal court house in Manhattan on Tuesday, is brought by Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor and retired police detective, against the television network, one of its journalists and another of its contributors. It alleges a May 16 article sought to promote a claim…

Iran accuses United States of breaching nuclear deal

LONDON: Iran believes new sanctions that the United States has imposed on it breach the nuclear deal it agreed in 2015 and has complained to a body that oversees the pact's implementation, a senior politician said on Tuesday. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by the United States, Russia, China and three European powers, Iran curbed its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most sanctions. However, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on six Iranian firms in late July for their role in the…

NA-120 by-polls: PTI’s Yasmin Rashid accuses Shahbaz of pre-poll rigging

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday accused Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, her opponent in by-election for the seat of NA-120 in Lahore, of pre-poll rigging, ARY News reported. Talking exclusively to ARY News, Yasmin Rashid said that PML-N has already started announcing development projects in the constituency and she is waiting for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce the by-polls schedule so she can lodge a former complaint. Read More: PTI turns its guns on…