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May 29, 2024 4:18 PM

Pakistan court delays ruling on ex-PM Khan’s unlawful marriage conviction

A Pakistani court on Wednesday postponed a ruling on an appeal by former prime minister Imran Khan and his third wife against their conviction for unlawful marriage, their lawyer said. Khan and his wife Bushra Khan, also known as Bushra Bibi, were sentenced to seven years in jail, just before a nat...

May 29, 2024 3:47 PM

Philippines president calls new China coast guard rules ‘worrisome’

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Wednesday new rules outlined by China's coast guard that could result in the detention of foreigners in the South China Sea were an escalation and "worrisome". China, which has maritime sovereignty disputes with the Philippines and other countries, ...

May 29, 2024 1:53 PM

Robots at the gas station? The UAE launches an AI-powered fueling arm

Cars pulling up into gas stations across the UAE may soon come across robotic fueling arm alongside the usual vendors. The United Arab Emirates' ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), launched a pilot project introducing a robotic fueling arm pilot, as part of its plans to provide an AI-driven exp...

May 29, 2024 1:47 PM

Colombia’s Congress bans bullfights

Colombia's Congress banned bullfighting on Tuesday following seven years of failed attempts to prohibit the activity, which some political and social groups have vowed to maintain citing its cultural value. The bill prohibiting bullfighting passed with 93 votes in favor and two against. "We do n...

May 29, 2024 12:00 PM

IMF upgrades China’s 2024, 2025 GDP growth forecasts but warns of risks ahead

China's economy is set to grow 5% this year, after a "strong" first quarter, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, upgrading its earlier forecast of 4.6% expansion though it expects slower growth in the years ahead. The global lender's new projections come as Beijing steps up efforts t...

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