Wednesday , 24 May 2017

Facebook wants to augment your reality

Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone’s camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually. The promise of augmented and virtual reality was a big focus of Facebook’s annual conference …

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Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he has told Congress of plans to review whether sanctions relief given to Iran as part of the 2015 nuclear deal was in US national security interests. The notification came as the White House certified that Iran was complying with its …

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Prince William, Lady Gaga team up on mental health

Britain’s second in line to the throne, Prince William, and American superstar Lady Gaga have teamed up to encourage people to speak more openly about mental health issues in a video released on Tuesday. The unlikely pair chat online in the video posted on Facebook and urge people to break …

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MCB’s new card offers aspiring entrepreneurs collateral-free credit

MCB launches Pakistan’s first SME credit cards. In a bid to boost support for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector in Pakistan and strengthen their credit card portfolio, Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) have launched the country’s first SME credit card. The launch was announced on December 6 last year, …

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Speculation rife as Panamagate verdict set to be revealed on April 20

ISLAMABAD: Fingers are crossed and speculation is rife after the Supreme Court on Tuesday revealed that it would hand down an anxiously awaited verdict in the Panama Papers case tomorrow (Thursday). The judgement will be announced by a five-member larger bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, in the Courtroom …

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Water crisis to hit country if reservoirs not built: Ahsan Iqbal

HYDERABAD: Federal Minis­ter for Planning and Development Dr Ahsan Iqbal has warned that there is a potential threat from climate change and other factors which may cause a water crisis in the country within the next 10-15 years. He was speaking to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers and briefly talking to …

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Trump calls Erdogan, seeks support in Syria

WASHINGTON: US Pres­dent Donald Trump has telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erd­ogan to congratulate him on his referendum victory and to discuss recent US missile attacks on Syria, the White House said. The brief statement issued on Monday evening underlines the US need for Turkey’s support for the Trump …

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Opposition disputes Turkey vote as EU urges probe

ANKARA: Turkey’s opposition on Tuesday demanded the annulment of a contentious referendum that approved sweeping constitutional changes boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, claiming blatant vote-rigging had swung the result. The European Union also urged a probe into the poll fraud claims after international observers voiced concerns, but US President …

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France arrests two, days before narrowing vote

PARIS: Police arrested two men in Marseille on Tuesday on suspicion of planning an attack, just days before the first round of France’s presidential election, with bomb-making materials and guns found in searches. The foiled plot sparked fears that the closing days of the campaign could be a target for …

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Pakistan draw warm-up after Sarfraz shines

FLORENCE HALL (Jamaica): Kieran Powell celebrated his recall to the West Indies Test squad with his second half-century of this match, as the WICB President’s XI and Pakistan drew their tour game here on Monday. Powell followed up his first-innings score of 58 with unbeaten on 84, as the President’s …

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