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India has cleared the production of 500,000 AK-203 assault rifles, government sources said Saturday, to equip one of the world’s largest armies with a more reliable weapon that replaces the in-service and glitch-prone indigenous Insas rifle. The clearance for the nearly $700-million joint project with Russia comes a day before President Vladimir Putin arrives in
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The Government of Nicaragua, through the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), exhibited on Friday replicas of the patron saints of the different municipalities of the country, as a way of attracting tourism, and in the absence of representatives of the Nicaraguan Catholic Church. The 6th edition of the «National Exhibition of Our Patron Saints» was
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Twitter’s new head, Parag Agrawal, Friday announced several changes in the leadership for the organizational restructuring of the social media giant just days after co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced his sudden departure earlier this week. Agrawal said the shake-up of the company was for a «faster execution» and «operational rigor» of Twitter so that
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Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández Wednesday congratulated leftist Xiomara Castro, set to become the first female head of the South American country with more than half of the ballots cast in Nov.28 polls counted so far. In a message broadcast on the national radio and television network, the president also felicitated his compatriots «for the
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Straight lines and smooth surfaces are the order of the day when it comes to contemporary design and a «polished» aesthetic has become the essence of 21st-century architecture, Spanish photographer Jon Gorospe argues in his latest exhibition which launches in Rome on Friday. Polished Cities dissects myriad contemporary buildings found in cities across the world,
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The Islamic Republic of Iran has had a complicated relationship with the idea of household pets for years but now officials are debating whether to ban the ownership of dogs and cats altogether as the animals are considered “impure” in religious sectors of society. “Animals cause a gradual change in the Iranian and Islamic way
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