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June 26, 2017 10:21 AM Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs

Yangon - Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region. The burnings, to mark world anti-drugs day, follow another year of record seizures of narcotics from the remote borderlands of Myanmar, Laos, southern 1

June 26, 2017 7:01 AM Russian billionaire’s company buys British Holland & Barrett

LetterOne (L1), which manages assets of Alfa Group of Mikhail Fridman and partners, have agreed to acquire a chain of healthy nutrition shops under the brand of Holland & Barrett for 1.8 billion pounds, Interfax reports on Monday. More than half of 1150 stores owned by the company are located in the territory of the United Kingdom. Apart from that, the chain 2

June 25, 2017 4:18 PM South Africa's Sanlam sells stake in Ghana's Enterprise insurance business

South Africa's largest insurer Sanlam Ltd has sold its stake in Ghanaian holding company Enterprise Group's insurance business for $130 million but will retain a presence in the country, Sanlam said on Friday. Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM), a subsidiary of the Sanlam Group, acquired the 40 percent stake in Enterprise Insurance in 2014. Sanlam Emerging 1

June 24, 2017 3:27 AM Mumbai is India's most expensive city: Report

India's financial capital Mumbai is the most expensive city in the country. Mercer's annual Cost of Living report stated rapid economic growth and a stable currency against the US dollar were the main reasons for Indian cities being expensive for expats to live in. The report said Mumbai was the 57th most expensive city in the world, followed by New Delhi 2

June 22, 2017 8:19 AM Facebook attempts to protect the profile pictures of Indian women with this new tool

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW DELHI: In its bid to empower women in India, Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces. "In our research with people and safety organisations in India, we have heard that some women choose not to share profile pictures 3

June 21, 2017 1:34 PM Eid reflections: Residents’ fondest memories and plans for this year

Dubai: Eid Al Fitr is just around the corner and residents are in a celebratory mood. While some are out shopping for new clothes and jewellery, many are making travel plans. We asked some UAE residents to recall their earliest memory of Eid and what the festival means to them and what are their plans for this Eid. I was six years old and remember spending 3

June 20, 2017 10:35 PM Miami-Dade backs Paris climate agreement that President Trump rejected

Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday endorsed the Paris climate accord, giving the symbolic and explicit backing that the county’s mayor declined to provide after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement three weeks ago. “We’re at the forefront of what’s happening globally,” said Levine Cava, a Democrat. “It’s very important 1

June 20, 2017 7:32 AM Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was launched in India on Tuesday at an event in Bengaluru. The productivity-focused tablet was first unveiled at MWC 2017 in Wi-Fi and LTE variants. It will be made available in India via offline retail stores and the Samsung India site from Tuesday itself. The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the inclusion of the S Pen stylus 2

June 19, 2017 10:02 AM In Brexit boost, Jaguar Land Rover to hire 5,000 staff

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election. JLR, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers 6

June 18, 2017 7:12 AM Forgotten city discovered in Ethiopia

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia that unveils the origin of Islam in the country and its trade relations with India between the 10th and early 15th centuries. The architecture of the mosque is similar to those found in Southern Tanzania and Somaliland, showing connections between different Islamic communities in Africa 6