Former US presidents, First Ladies promote vaccine in new advertisements

WASHINGTON: A group of former United States presidents and first ladies have come together in a pair of videos to encourage Americans to get their coronavirus vaccine shots. All living former presidents and first ladies except for Donald and Melania

Moshin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ to be adapted into film for Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company announced six new projects in development for Netflix including a love story with a supernatural twist and a young adult thriller. The former president and first lady’s Higher Ground Productions will adapt British-Pakistani author

Former US presidents denounce violence in Washington

WASHINGTON: Every living former US president has denounced the violence of a mob that stormed the Capitol building in Washington, forcing lawmakers to flee to safety and leaving one woman dead. The crowd, made up of supporters of President Donald

Twitter accounts of Biden, Musk, Obama, Gates hacked

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter suffered a major security breach that saw hackers take control of the accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple. Twitter disabled the ability to

Obama criticises Trump’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

CHICAGO: Former US President Barack Obama has criticised the response to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging America, in aa rare public rebuke of his successor Donald Trump. His remarks came as he spoke at two virtual commencements for high school and

Obama-backed ‘American Factory’ wins Best Documentary Oscar

LOS ANGELES: The Oscar for best feature-length documentary went to American Factory, the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. The Netflix film is about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor.

US plans to revive structured dialogue with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has plans to revive its structured dialogue with Pakistan, replacing the structured dialogue introduced by the Obama administration. A recent briefing was conducted by the US official administration in Washington. Also read: US agrees with Pakistan’s

US civil rights icon Elijah Cummings dies

WASHINGTON: Veteran US Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, has died at the age of 68. His office said he had died as a result of “longstanding health challenges”. As chairman of the