Everything you need to know about Middle Khomi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Middle Khomi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As the Indian rupee slumps to new lows, the country's middle class has been forced to cut back on eating out, buying branded products or new cars, studying abroad etc. as their monthly expenditure has risen by 20 percent, a study by Assocham revealed Thursday.
Beirut, June 19 (IANS) Visiting EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Tuesday held talks with the Lebanese officials over the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, while calling for "a political solution to the conflict in Syria".
London, June 18 (IANS) G8 leaders Tuesday condemned any use of chemical weapons in Syria, and that they were deeply concerned by the growing threat from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East country.
London, June 18 (ANI): Easy Qu'ran Memorizing, a website which aims at providing online Qu'ran lessons to students from Middle East, Europe and North America has the tutor with a track record of being a member of the political arm of a banned terrorist organization.
Tokyo (Japan), June 17 (ANI): ORIX Corporation, a leading integrated financial services group of Japan, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire 25.7 per cent of issued shares of Bahrain-based Mediterranean and Gulf Insurance and Reinsurance Company (MEDGULF).
London, June 16 (IANS) Air India will soon resume direct services to some East African nations to grab a share of the steadily growing traffic between India and Africa on account of increasing trade, services and medical tourism.
London, June 16 (ANI): Iran will be sending a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad's forces against the largely Sunni rebellion in the civil war in the country.
Paris, June 15 (IANS/WAM) French President Francois Hollande met visiting UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and discussed ways of enhancing the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Washington, June 14 (ANI): To answer why was there a sudden drop in the incidence of leprosy at the end of the Middle Ages, biologists and archeologists reconstructed the genomes of medieval strains of the pathogen responsible for the disease, which they exhumed from centuries old human graves.
London, June 14 (IANS/AKI) Rights group Amnesty International has called for the release of three members of Ukranian feminist group Femen, jailed for a topless protest in Tunisia.
Karachi, June 12 (ANI): The national women's bridge team of Pakistan has created history by winning the Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East Zonal Championship 2013 title for the first time since the inception of the tournament 30 years ago.
Johannesburg, June 12 (ANI): Russia's lower house has passed a bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality.
New York, June 11 (ANI): An Illinois middle school has claimed a new world record for having the most sets of twins in a single grade- two dozen of them.
London, June 5 (ANI): Have you ever wondered where those weird sayings or cliches we use every day come from.
New York, June 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the percentage of middle-aged men in the United States taking testosterone to treat symptoms of low testosterone, or "low T," has increased substantially in recent years.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sort out the woes of Keralites and other Indians in Kuwait following changes in labour laws.
Istanbul, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Turkey has become the preferred destination for couples from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and even the US who seek in vitro fertilization so they can have babies.
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East, has announced that its eLife and standalone landline subscribers will now be able to enjoy free national calls across the UAE.
Sydney, June 2 (ANI): A Wikileaks spokesperson has said that the organization's founder Julian Assange has become everything he 'originally, rightly, despised.'
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Iran has been listed as the worst offender for boosting support for global terrorism to a huge extent, according to the US administration's annual report reflecting international trends in extremist violence.
Johannesburg, May 30 (ANI): Femen, a Ukrainian feminist group that uses nudity in protests has again created furor when three of its activists disrobed in front of the Tunisian Justice Ministry protesting against the detention of the group's member Amina Tyler.
Washington, May 30 (ANI): The killing of Christians is reportedly on the rise in Islamic countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt according to a human rights group, with the Vatican claiming that 100000 Christians are being killed each year.
London, May 29 (IANS) Around 100,000 Christians are killed every year around the world because of their faith, a top Vatican official has said.
Pune, May 28 (IANS) The world's largest food processing and packaging solutions firm, Tetra Pak, Tuesday opened a Rs.700 crore ($127.27 million) production facility in India, aiming to capitalise on the modernising retail business in Asia's third largest economy as it liberalises overseas investment norms.
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The situation in Syria poses a serious threat to the entire Middle East region, Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh said Monday.
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Republicans have slammed President Barack Obama for pushing to move the government away from a 'war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy'.
Jeddah, May 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has called for increased cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the defence sector, steps that need to be taken to combat militancy and pitched in for investment in the country during his meeting with the Indian community in Jeddah
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Two prominent Middle East-based businessmen who hail from Kerala appear to be caught in the factional feud of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala.
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), May 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Jeddah on Saturday for talks with the Saudi Arabian leadership on a wide range of issues, including the controversial 'Nitaqat law' and on counter terrorism cooperation.
London, May 25 (ANI): If you want your kid to get an Eton scholarship, all he needs to do is answer four (not so simple) questions.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian software industry is poised for a strong revenue growth driven by social media, mobility, analytics and cloud, said a report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Sharjah, May 25 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia, the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East, has launched a flight to Abha in Saudi Arabia from the airlines' main hub in Sharjah.
London, May 24 (ANI): Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension and expressed his delight over the deal on Twitter.
London, May 24 (ANI): The suspects behind the Woolwich beheading of a British soldier were reportedly inspired by the preachings of cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed.
Karachi, May 24 (ANI): China has successfully taken over the operational control of Pakistan's Gwadar Port.
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) For Comedian Ed Helms and actor Bradley Cooper, actors of the successful "The Hangover" films, the franchise is "over".
Abu Dhabi, May 24 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Post has issued a stamp to showcase the UAE's achievement in the field of science and technology, and to commemorate the "Y1A", the first multipurpose satellite by Yahsat.
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Netxcell Limited, a leading telecom technology services provider, Wednesday announced its association with Funmobile, a leader in the mobile content domain in west Africa.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Engineering and construction conglomerate Larson & Toubro Wednesday posted a 6.8 percent drop in net profit at Rs.1,787.94 crore for the fourth quarter ended March.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Technopark-based SunTec Business Solutions Wednesday launched its next generation product suite - Xelerate.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Pointing out the centrality of Palestine in India's foreign policy, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday underlined its vital significance for the Indian nation.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, a new study has revealed.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Prostitutes in Cannes or the thousands of them who descend on the city each year during the Cannes Film Festival, can apparently make up to 40,000 dollars in a single night.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Middle-aged women suffering from depression are more than twice as likely to have a stroke, a new study has warned.
London, May 17 (ANI): Football legend David Beckham is reportedly planning to buy his own club after pulling the curtain on his glittering playing career.
Cairo, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists found the 1,400-year-old remains of a soldier in Aswan, a city in southern Egypt, Minister of State for Antiquities Ahmed Eisa said.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution and extinction of these ancient marine reptiles.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Blackberry unveiled its new slim and sleek low priced Q5 and has decided to offer its popular messenger service on other platforms like Android and Apple free of cost.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Having a hysterectomy with or without ovary removal in mid-life does not increase a woman's risk of cardiovascular disease compared to women who reach natural menopause, a new study has revealed.
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A ghastly video posted online shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be. A rebel fighter is seen carving into the body of a Syrian government soldier, cutting out his heart and liver, putting the heart in his mouth and taking a bite, CNN has reported.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Proton-M rocket carrying a French telecommunications satellite has blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, said a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will pay a three-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia beginning on May 24 at the invitation of his counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Godrej group company Godrej Security Solutions (GSS) Tuesday said it is aiming to clock 27 percent growth in business to more than Rs.925 crore during this financial year and concentrate more on new markets such as Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Boston, May 14 (IANS) Noted Indian American surgeon Mukesh Hariawala will discuss the business implications of President Barack Obama's second term on the Indian healthcare system at a leadership conclave in Mumbai in June.
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will Tuesday hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the crisis in Syria, the Kremlin press service said.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Kerala is working out a perspective plan for its economy so that the state will rely less on the remittances from the diaspora and more on its resources.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new wave of cyber attacks is being primarily aimed at American corporations, the sources of which seem to emanate from the Middle East.
London, May 13 (ANI): The World Health Organization has said that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) may be passed between people in close contact.
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Five students of a middle school in south China's Guangdong province drowned when one of them accidentally fell into a river and the others tried to rescue him, officials said Sunday.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): The new Nokia Asha 501, which was launched on Thursday, will give 48 days of battery life on 2G networks while on standby, according to Nokia.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A strange ghost town that has spent a quarter century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.
Warsaw, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has no plans to supply Syria with weapons beyond the current contracts that Moscow is honouring, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
London, May 10 (ANI): Soon-to-retire Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will reportedly be paid a whopping two million pounds to be an ambassador for the club after his retirement.
Jerusalem, May 10 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that a nuclear Iran would threaten the free flow of oil through the Hormuz Straits.
Paris, May 9 (IANS) Novel coronavirus (NCoV), a newly discovered and potentially deadly virus, related to one that causes the common cold, has struck another victim, this time in France, CNN reported Thursday.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Cathay Pacific subsidiary Dragonair Wednesday said it would operate an extra service between Kolkata and Hong Kong from Oct 4 next.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Qatar's telecom network Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel, has launched the first live IPX+ enabled network in the Middle East with Tata Communications to meet the growing demand for mobile data.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Kerala is set to popularise ayurveda therapies among tourists during the monsoon, which arrives in the last week of May, an official said Tuesday.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Criminal cyber hackers from the Middle East and North Africa have joined hands to plan for cyber attacks against the websites of U.S. government agencies, banks and other companies, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven members of an undisclosed extremist organisation have been detained and explosives confiscated from them in Russia's southern Astrakhan region, officials said.
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Monday reaffirmed the country's support for the just cause of the Palestinian people, reported Xinhua.
Damascus, May 6 (IANS) Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem Monday underlined his country's right to respond to the Israeli attack against the Syrian military sites in the capital Damascus earlier this week, reported Xinhua citing the state-run SANA news agency.
Kochi, May 6 (IANS) Geojit BNP Paribas, a leading retail stock broker, is all set to launch the country's first ever trading app on Facebook.
Beijing, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping here on Monday stressed that China firmly supports the just cause of the Palestinian people.
Abu Dhabi, May 6 (IANS/WAM) The UAE National Film Library and Archive (UNFLA), which will document the evolution of the UAE film industry, has been officially launched at the Zayed University.
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes there is a pressing need to hold an international conference on a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East before the end of the current year, the Russian foreign ministry said Saturday.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A NASA-led modeling study has provided new evidence that global warming could change future global rainfall patterns and increase the risk of both flooding and drought.
Ramallah, May 3 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday said he will let the Chinese leaders know the barriers currently rooted in Palestinians' talks with Israel, as he expects Beijing's contribution to the stalled peace process, reported Xinhua.
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka kicked off an international conference here Thursday to attract investment and showcase the country as a port hub, a top official said.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer will reportedly play villain in the next and fourth installment of the "Transformers" movie franchise.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a survey on the exact number of Keralites living abroad commenced from the city's outskirts Wednesday.
New York, April 27 (IANS) Indian American students shone in this years's California State Science Fair, grabbing the top award, six first place honours and various other awards.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): Sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem during 2012 were the highest recorded in 150 years, it has been revealed.
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama promised Friday an in-depth investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, and said if that proves to be the case, it will change his "calculus" about how to deal with the crisis in the Middle Eastern country.
Abu Dhabi, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has been named the best bank in the UAE by Global Finance, a prestigious financial magazine.
Washington, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said that America has determined that chemical weapons have been used in the civil war in Syria.
United Nations, April 25 (IANS) India has voiced concern over intensification of settlement activities by Israel and the blockade of Gaza, saying if the situation persists it could lead to serious destabilization in the region.
Melbourne, Apr. 25 (ANI): A deep-blue diamond ring made by renowned Italian company Bulgari, has been auctioned off for 1.8 million dollars per carat - beating the previous record for a blue diamond, which was sold for 1.68 million dollars per carat.
Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): United Nations official known for blaming the U.S. for unrest in the Middle East has blamed the Boston Marathon bombings on 'American global domination'.
Gaza, April 23 (IANS) Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh welcomed Tuesday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's determination to visit the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip despite US pressure.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Just as humans follow complex social situations in deciding who to befriend or to abandon, a new study has suggested that animals also use the same level of sophistication in judging social configurations.
Istanbul, April 22 (IANS) Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held talks with Turkish President Abdullah Gul Monday over the latest developments in the Middle East.
Istanbul, April 22 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists on visiting Gaza following his trip to the US despite US request for a delay, reported Xinhua Monday citing local media.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) International telecom services provider and a unit of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, Reliance Globalcom, Monday said that Saudi Arabia-based mobile communications and technology provider Mobily has become its first customer to activate the newly launched 'Hawk' submarine cable system in the Mediterranean Sea.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Are you a kebab freak and do you love exploring kebabs from different regions? Then Zerzura is the place for you, offering authentic juicy kebabs from the Middle-East and Morocco on your plate.
Sharjah, April 21 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and north Africa, "will continue to set standard for the low-cost travel segment, offering great fares to an ever growing range of destinations".
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group Saturday confirmed that a consortium led by Samena Capital was in advanced stages of due diligence to acquire its international communications arm, Reliance Gobalcom.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): 12 to14 year old students from East Side Middle School in New York City are attempting to put an end to the elephant crisis, which is at an all time high with more and more demand for ivory taking more and more lives.
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Business analytics and technology services company Dun & Bradstreet Technology and Data Services is focusing on African, Middle East and South Asian markets for its banking analytical solutions, said a top company official.
Washington, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia fears not only losing its "last bastion" of influence in the Middle East but also what would follow Syrian President Bashal al-Assad, US director of national intelligence James Clapper has said.