Category: General

US to probe certain Boeing 777s as Japan grounds some of the | Incredible Solutions Tech

US orders extra scrutiny of Boeing 777s with same type of engine that failed on United Airlines flight forcing return to Denver airport on Saturday. United States aviation regulators announced extra inspections of Boeing Co’s 777 jets using the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver on...

HSBC to move top executives from UK back to Hong Kong: Report | Incredible Solutions Tech

HSBC Holdings Plc is considering the return of some global leaders to the bank’s original hometown, reinforcing Asia’s role as its center of gravity. A cadre of senior executives is set to relocate in coming months to Hong Kong from HSBC’s Canary Wharf headquarters, say people familiar with the...

Myanmar begins general strike in face of military threats | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Millions expected to stop work and join protests calling for restoration of democracy three weeks after generals seized power in a coup. Myanmar began a nationwide general strike on Monday despite a curfew, road blockades and more overnight arrests, as the United States warned it would “take firm action”...

UK to challenge China at UN meeting for Xinjiang access | | Incredible Solutions Tech

UK foreign secretary will say UN needs ‘urgent and unfettered’ access to a region where some one million Uighurs are thought to have been held. The United Kingdom will call on Monday for the United Nations to be given “urgent and unfettered” access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of...

Palestinian vaccine drive faces funding shortfall: World Bank | Incredible Solutions Tech

Bank urges Israel, which has made the most progress globally on vaccination, to donate its urplus shots. The Palestinians’ COVID-19 vaccination plan faces a $30m-funding shortfall, even after factoring in support from a global vaccine scheme for poorer economies, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. Israel,...

IAEA, Iran agree temporary deal for inspections with less | Incredible Solutions Tech

Nuclear watchdog says Iran will begin offering its inspectors ‘less access’ but still allow agency to monitor atomic programme for up to three months. The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has said the agency reached an agreement with Iran to continue its “necessary” verification and monitoring activities...

UK speeds up vaccine roll-out with lockdown easing in sight | | Incredible Solutions Tech

More than 17.5 million people, a third of UK adults, have had at least one vaccine shot since inoculations began in December. The British government has declared that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than...

Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil spill devastates | Incredible Solutions Tech

Activists began reporting globs of black tar on Israel’s coast last week after a heavy storm, wreaking havoc on local wildlife. Israel closed all its Mediterranean beaches until further notice on Sunday, days after an offshore oil spill deposited tonnes of tar across more than 160km (100 miles) of...

Argentina’s president decries ‘unforgivable’ vaccine scandal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The health minister resigned late on Friday after reports he helped people jump the queue to receive coronavirus jabs. The president of Argentina has decried an “unforgivable” COVID-19 vaccine scandal that prompted the resignation of the country’s health minister. Gines Gonzalez Garcia stepped down on Friday after reports surfaced...

Texas disaster ‘foreseeable and preventable’, Houston mayor | Incredible Solutions Tech

Texas will hold hearings this week into how a winter storm cut millions off from utilities and killed dozens, a disaster which the mayor of Houston called “foreseeable and preventable”. Texas State Representative Craig Goldman said on Sunday that power companies, including the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT),...

Are private security firms following international law? | Incredible Solutions Tech

A confidential UN report says that private security contractor Erik Prince violated Libya's arms embargo. Source link...

Libya’s powerful interior minister survives assassination | Incredible Solutions Tech

Fathi Bashagha was returning from a meeting outside Tripoli when his convoy came under fire by unidentified gunmen. Libya’s powerful interior minister survived an assassination attempt after his motorcade came under fire outside the capital, sources close to him have told Al Jazeera. Fathi Bashagha had finished a meeting...

Seven election officials killed in landmine blast as Niger | Incredible Solutions Tech

The incident comes as Niger holds a presidential election runoff between frontrunner Mohamed Bazoum and former President Mahamane Ousmane. Seven members of Niger’s electoral commission (CENI) have been killed during the country’s presidential election runoff when their vehicle hit a mine and exploded in the troubled western region of...

In Pictures: Jakarta slammed by monsoon floods | Indonesia | Incredible Solutions Tech

Severe flooding across several parts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning that the conditions were set to continue for the next week. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern parts...

Two explosions in Afghanistan kill at least three: Officials | | Incredible Solutions Tech

At least two people, including a child, killed in Kabul blast and one person killed by explosion in Helmand province. Separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan killed at least three people including a child and wounded 20 others on Sunday, Afghan officials said. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said a...