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Fakery and fraud: Energy scammers cast ‘wide net’ on Facebook

Fakery and fraud: Energy scammers cast ‘wide net’ on Facebook

Filipino Brenilyn Ayachock posted a video that showed sand pouring out of a portable she had bought online — a victim of scammers on Facebook.— AFP/file A Filipino consumer fumes as she rips open a portable charger to discover she has been conned — the batteries are choked with sand, making her yet another victim of...

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China lodges protest with US over shooting down of ‘civilian’ balloon

China lodges protest with US over shooting down of ‘civilian’ balloon

Share: Anadolu 2:10 PM | February 08, 2023 China has lodged a strong protest with the US over the shooting down of its balloon and has urged Washington not to take any actions that could escalate and complicate the situation. The Chinese Embassy in Washington stated on Tuesday that its Charge d’Affaires Xu Xueyuan made...

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Rebels take New Zealand pilot hostage in Indonesia’s Papua

Rebels take New Zealand pilot hostage in Indonesia’s Papua

Separatists in Indonesia’s breakaway eastern region of Papua have taken a New Zealand pilot hostage after attacking a small passenger plane and setting it on fire at an airport in a remote mountainous area, officials and a rebel group said. Papuan insurgents who seek independence from Indonesia have previously threatened and attacked aircraft they believe...

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Iran’s saffron export stands at $172.7m in 10 months

Iran’s saffron export stands at $172.7m in 10 months

Iran’s saffron export stood at $172.758 million during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2022-January 20, 2023), according to the data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA). Austria, Jordan, Argentina, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Afghanistan, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Britain, Italy, the U.S., Ireland,...

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Indonesia’s economic growth to remain strong in 2023

Indonesia’s economic growth to remain strong in 2023

Bank Indonesia has projected that Indonesia’s economic growth will remain strong in the range of 4.5–5.3 percent this year, given the nation’s economic performance in 2022, which improved compared to 2021. In an official statement issued in Jakarta on Thursday, Executive Director of the BI’s Communications Department Erwin Haryono said that economic growth in 2023...

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Plot was hatched to freeze Kashmir issue, PM reveals

Plot was hatched to freeze Kashmir issue, PM reveals

• Calls for introspection to find answers to unresolved issues of Kashmir, Palestine • Special AJK assembly session, symbolic human chains mark Solidarity Day • Shehbaz says IMF scrutinising every subsidy MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday disclosed that a plot had been conceived to freeze the Kashmir issue for 20 years but hastened...