Hike partners with Airtel Payments Bank for mobile wallet push

Hike partners with Airtel Payments Bank for mobile wallet push

  New Delhi, Nov 22: Messaging app Hike on Wednesday said it has partnered up with Airtel Payments Bank to power its mobile wallet product. Hike users will have access to the bank’s vast product line including merchant and utility payments, it added. The SoftBank-backed app, which has over 100 million registered users, saw over […]

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

Harare, Nov 22: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has submitted his resignation after nearly four decades as the country’s leader. Mugabe defied demands to step down for almost a week after a military takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party but stepped down on Tuesday, just as parliament started proceedings to impeach him. Cheers […]

‘US wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open’

‘US wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open’

  Washington, Nov 22: The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said. A State Department official on Saturday said under U.S. law, Secretary of State […]

US warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia

US warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia

Washington, Nov 22: The US State Department has cautioned its citizens “to carefully consider” travelling to Saudi Arabia, citing persisting terrorist threats and a spillover of violence from Yemen across the border. The travel warning, warned of the threat of ballistic missiles fired by rebel groups from Yemen into the kingdom. “In the past year, […]

US Navy aircraft with 11 onboard crashes in Philippine Sea: Military

US Navy aircraft with 11 onboard crashes in Philippine Sea: Military

Washington, Nov 22: A military aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed into the Philippine Sea while en route to an aircraft carrier, the US said Wednesday, the latest accident to hit its armed forces in East Asia. “A United States Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa,” […]

Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

Sydney, Nov 22: A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority. The resignation of Skye Kakoschke-Moore, one of three senators in the centre-right Nick Xenophon Team, over the surprise revelation that she […]

The UK government’s silence on Myanmar is shameful

Lloyd Russell Moyle A decade ago, the military government in Myanmar cracked down on peaceful protests for economic and political reform, killing an estimated 100 monks and triggering a wave of international diplomatic activity to curb the violence. In preceding years, the UK’s Labour Party had been lobbying within the EU, successfully securing tighter sanctions […]

Kabul’s new Great Game: Delhi must play to win

Neena Gopal With the US Congress passing a $700 billion defence budget for 2018 that makes some $350 million available to Pakistan, contingent on whether it takes demonstrable steps towards curbing the Haqqani Network which two US defence secretaries have attacked as the “terror arm of the ISI”, the Pakistan military-ISI complex’s plan to replicate […]