India's finance minister has said the country will launch a digital version of the rupee as early as this year. In her annual budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman also outlined plans for a 30% tax on income from digital assets. It would put pr..
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to draw his country into a war in Ukraine. He said America's goal was to use a confrontation as a pretext to impose more sanctions on Russia. Mr Putin also said the US was i..
Afghanistan's public universities opened on Wednesday for the first time since the Taliban took over the country last year, with female students joining their male counterparts heading back to campus. The Taliban administration has not of..
The new UAE Labour Law – Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 Regulating Labour Relations – will be coming into effect from February 2, 2022 and a sub-section in the new law titled ‘Penalties’ deals with the fines and likely jail..
US President Joe Biden is to send extra troops to Europe this week amid continuing fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, White House officials say. Some 2,000 troops will be sent from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Poland and Germany, and a furt..
Twenty-four years ago, a young elephant named Shankar was plucked from the wilderness of Africa, loaded onto a plane to India, and placed in Delhi zoo. Now, a plea in the city's high court seeks to send him back home. The petition - filed by 1..
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday said it would introduce a federal corporate tax on business profits for the first time starting from June 1, 2023, although it kept the rate low, at 9 percent, to maintain its attractiveness for businesses. ..
Aremote hospital in an area of Bangladesh vulnerable to rising sea levels has been named the world's best new building. The Friendship Hospital in Satkhira, a cyclone-prone district in the country's south, was announced winner of..
Pope Francis said on Friday that spreading fake news and disinformation on COVID-19 and vaccines, including by Catholic media, is a violation of human rights. It was the second time in less than month that the 85-year-old pope has spoken out on th..