Bomb rips through Press TV vehicles in Syria

DAMASCUS – A bomb attack has ripped through six vehicles, including an SNG truck, belonging to Press TV and al-Alam television networks in the Syrian capital Damascus, security sources report. Syrian security guards said on Friday that the bomb explosion occurred near Press TV’s office in Damascus after a man was caught on camera sticking […]

Egypt approves new draft constitution

CAIRO – Egypt’s Constituent Assembly has approved the final draft of the country’s first constitution after the ouster of autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak. The assembly’s marathon session began on Thursday and came to end early on Friday, with the members voting for all the 234 articles of the charter.  The final draft will be sent to […]

Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition

TOKYO – A mobile phone that monitors the user’s skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday. The “Hada Memori” (skin memory) programme allows women to keep tabs on their complexion and track changes over time by storing records in the cloud. Users can also share their data through social […]

News agency fires editor, loses entire staff

MOSCOW – The head of a major Russian regional news agency unusually critical of the local authorities was fired on Friday in what she called the result of official pressure on editorial policy. The board of directors of Ura.Ru, a news agency in Russia’s Urals region based in Yekaterinburg, “fired me from the post of director […]

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