Month: January 2016

RVISION January 29, 2016

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM – The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, published on Friday in at least two […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

YANGON – After decades of military control, Myanmar enters a new era on Monday when a parliament led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) party takes office. Newly-elected members of parliament from the National League of Democracy participate in a study-visit to the parliament at Naypyidaw on Today Here is […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

By Devika  Krishna Kumar NEW YORK – Oil prices rose for the third straight day on Thursday on hopes of the first global deal in over a decade between among oil-producing countries to help clear a glut that has depressed prices for over a year and a half. Crude had jumped as much as 8 […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

By Meeyoung Cho SEOUL – Global benchmark Brent crude futures rose on Friday, moving nearly 6.5 percent higher so far this week and set for a second weekly gain, spurred by hopes of a deal among oil-producing countries to tackle a growing supply glut. Brent futures have jumped over 25 percent since hitting an intraday […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, John Davison and Stephanie Nebehay AMMAN/BEIRUT/GENEVA – The Syrian opposition said it will not attend peace talks due to begin in Geneva on Friday, derailing the first attempt in two years to hold negotiations aimed at ending the five-year-long war. An opposition council convening in Riyadh said its delegation would “certainly” not […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

Microsoft Corp reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations, driven by aggressive cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services. Chief Executive Satya Nadella has focused on cloud services and mobile applications on slower growth in its traditional software business. Companies moving much of their information technology off premises, part […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA – The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is “spreading explosively” and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Director-General Margaret Chan told members of the U.N. health agency’s […]

RVISION January 29, 2016

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested thirty-two Rohingya and one Bangladeshi human trafficker while trying to enter Bangladesh through the entry point of Shapuridip on January 27 early morning, Sayed Hossain, a local from Teknaf said. They crossed Bangladesh-Burma border by an engine boat to visit their relatives, Syed Hussain added. On being tipped off, a […]