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Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth

Nasa’s Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts after almost a year aboard the International Space Station. Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space along …

Iran-linked hackers pose as journalists in email scam

WASHINGTON: When Iranian-born German academic Erfan Kasraie received an email from The Wall Street Journal requesting an interview, he sensed something was amiss. The Nov 12 note purportedly came from Farnaz Fassihi, a veteran Iranian-American journalist who covers the Middle East. Yet it read …

Apple takes smartphone sales crown from Samsung

Apple was the top smartphone seller in the final quarter of last year, seizing the crown from Samsung, according to market trackers. Apple shipped an estimated 73.8 million iPhones during the fourth quarter, driven by the popularity of its newest models in …

Bismah upbeat about Pakistan’s show at T20 World Cup

KARACHI: Despite the country’s chequered record in global cricket competitions, Pakistan women’s side skipper Bismah Maroof on Thursday expressed optimism for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia and expected an improved show from her charges. Addressing the pre-departure media conference at …