Renowned Indian poet and lyricist Rahat Indori. ? Deccan Chronicle Renowned Indian poet and lyricist Rahat Indori, 70, passed away on Tuesday hours after testing positive for the coronavirus. According to Times Now, the veteran poet was under treatment at a local hospital in Madhya Pradesh?s Indore. "He (Indori) suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved...

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili. ? Mehr TEHRAN: Iran said Tuesday it has jailed two men over spying for Britain, Germany and Israel, the latest in a string of espionage cases that have led to arrests and executions. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters that the two would each serve 10 years behind bars.

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s CanSino Biologics, a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Last month, CanSino’s co-founder said the company was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of the vaccine candidate, Ad5-nCOV.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated over issues ranging from trade to Hong Kong and China?s handling of COVID-19. Photo: File BEIJING: China imposed sanctions on 11 Americans, including six lawmakers, on Monday in retaliation to Washington's earlier move against Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong. Among those targeted were Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley and Pat Toomey and Representative Chris Smith, as well as individuals at non-profits and rights groups.

Biographer claims Meghan Markle found royal family ?immensely frustrating? over time Princess Diana?s past biographer Andrew Morton recently came out in support of Meghan Markle and claimed that, during her time in the royal family, she ended up feeling ?immensely frustrated?. Morton is best known for his autobiography, Diana: Her True Story and with his expertise in the life of the beloved royal, he has come to understand the hidden truth which is prevalent behind the doors of the royal family.

Lebanon's Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad. Photo: AFP Lebanon's information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday resigned, becoming the first person from the government to resign since a deadly blast in Beirut killed more than 150 people and injured more than 5,000. "After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government," she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.

TikTok has come under fire from US lawmakers over national security concerns surrounding data collection. Photo: Reuters Twitter is in talks with TikTok?s Chinese owner ByteDance to acquire the US operations of the video-sharing app, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, days after President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security.

Rescue workers look for survivors after a fire broke out in a hotel that was being used as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) facility in Vijayawada, in Andhra Pradesh, India, August 9, 2020. Photo: Reuters MUMBAI: At least seven people have been killed in a hotel in Andhra Pradesh in India after a massive fore broke out in the facility early on Sunday, police said.

Dr Abbasi said that his wife was assaulted first by the police and then he was attacked. LONDON: A leading association of Pakistani physicians in Europe has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to order an inquiry into violence by Northumbria Police on Dr Rashid Abbasi and his wife Dr Aliya Abbasi, both senior National Health Service (NHS) physicians.

Trump's executive order bars anyone under US jurisdiction from doing business with owners of TikTok or WeChat. Photo: File WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered sweeping limitations against Chinese-owned social media giants TikTok and WeChat that could make it difficult for them to operate in the United States. The executive order, which takes effect in 45 days, bars anyone under US jurisdiction from doing business with the owners of TikTok or WeChat.