White House unveils 1st part of Middle East peace plan
Washington: The White House has unveiled the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, which is being deemed as an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official told CNN.
Starbucks opens 'silent cafe' in China's Guangzhou
Beijing: Leading coffee chain Starbucks has opened a "silent cafe" in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, where about half of the staff are hearing impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment of disabled people.
Indian-origin man indicted for USD 98 million fraud in US
Puerto Rico: Federal officials in Puerto Rico have informed that a man of Indian origin was indicted in a fraud scheme worth $98 million (over Rs 688 crore). He reportedly took advantage of a law designed to attract wealthy investors to the U.S. territory.
Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage
Taipei: Taiwan's Parliament on Friday legalized same-sex marriage following a vote, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.
Over 400 people, mainly children test positive for HIV
Rato Dero: Days after it was found that a doctor in Pakistan was using contaminated syringes, more than 400 children and 100 adults tested positive for HIV. Following the shocking developments, the doctor, Muzaffar Ghangharo was arrested and authorities say that they are looking into whether he intentionally infected the people with the disease.
Trump unveils plan for immigration reform
Washington: US President Donald Trump has unveiled a plan to reform the nation's immigration system, intended to favour high-skilled immigrants and restrict family-based migration.