Somali maritime police intensify patrols as fears grow of resurgence of piracy in the Gulf of Aden

NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia’s maritime police force on Thursday intensified patrols in the Red Sea following a failed pirate hijacking of a ship in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week. The commander of the maritime force in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, Abdullahi Mohamed Ahmed, told The Associated Press that patrols in the waters … Read more

Laura Robson says Sky Sports tennis deal allows chance for game to grow in the UK | Tennis News

Laura Robson believes the new Sky Sports’ new tennis deal allows the chance for the game to grow in the UK as she discusses which players you should keep a close eye on in 2024. Sky Sports agreed a new five-year partnerships with the ATP and WTA to show all-year-round tennis starting next season last … Read more

Singapore expects economy to grow 1% to 3% next year, narrows 2023 outlook

An undated aerial view of Singapore’s Marina Bay at night. Nikada | E+ | Getty Images Singapore’s economy is expected to expand by 1% to 3% in 2024 on the back of an ongoing recovery in the travel and tourism industry, while the downturn in manufacturing and trade-related sectors could also be nearing an end. … Read more

As Gazan civilians flee south, those in the north grow more desperate

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave RAMALLAH, West Bank — Since the war’s early days, the Israeli army has been telling Nisreen Amour to leave her home in Gaza City and head south. She tried to stay. Even after 45 relatives from further north crowded into her home. Even after her husband died … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Latest on Gaza invasion as calls for cease-fire, pause grow

An estimated 50,000 people fled the north of Gaza through a “corridor” opened by the Israeli military Wednesday, according to the U.N. humanitarian affairs agency, as Israeli ground troops pushed deep into Gaza City and clashed with Hamas militants. The Group of Seven nations, which includes the United States, called for “unimpeded humanitarian support for … Read more

Huawei, Tencent grow in patent holdings as China fosters own tech: report

A Chinese flag flies outside a residential compound in Beijing on April 30, 2017. Greg Baker | Afp | Getty Images Chinese companies have gained ground in global patent holdings in the cybersecurity technology sector amid growing U.S.-China tensions, according to a report from Nikkei Asia on Sunday. Chinese firms such as Huawei and Tencent accounted … Read more

As US Strikes Syria to Send Iran a Message, War Fears Grow

When President Biden issued an order on Thursday for two airstrikes, the targets were in eastern Syria but the intended recipient of the message he was sending was not. Both the weapons depot and the ammunition dump blown up by F-16 jets were linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, who defense officials say have … Read more

Achieving the ‘American dream?’ A lot of it depends on where you grow up

Northeast Dallas in Texas is the neighborhood buyers are most interested in, according to a new report. Halbergman | Istock | Getty Images Where a child grows up in the U.S. is becoming an increasingly critical component toward determining their future economic status. Research from economists at Brown University, Harvard University and the U.S. Census … Read more

Survivors of deadly Hurricane Otis grow desperate for food and aid amid slow government response

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Survivors of the Category 5 storm that killed at least 27 people and devastated Mexico’s resort city of Acapulco are getting desperate amid a slow government response, worrying that the focus will remain on repairing infrastructure for the city’s economic engine of tourism instead of helping the neediest. Despite hopes of incoming … Read more

Queer social app Lex gets a new CEO and $5.6M to grow

Lex, the app inspired by vintage lesbian personals, just raised $5.6 million in seed funding and elevated co-founder Jennifer Lewis from COO to CEO. As a result, founding CEO Kel Rakowski steps into a new role — chief creative officer, while former Hinge product boss Michelle Parsons joins as chief product officer. “We’re proud to … Read more