The CIA had to shut down its headquarters and the surrounding area on Friday after an unidentified device was detected near its front gates. Luckily, the "suspicious" item was absolutely harmless - perhaps the intelligence agency should have let sleeping dogs lie this time.
The two states cut ties in 2016 following a series of bilateral conflicts that peaked with Riyadh's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran by angered Iranians that followed the event. Iran has been trying to restore relations in recent years.
The incident comes as Iranian voters cast their ballots to select a successor to outgoing President Hassan Rouhani, whose second term - the final one under Iranian law - is coming to an end. Iran's Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi is slated to become the new president of the Islamic Republic.
Biden's predecessor, Republican Donald Trump has been repeatedly criticised for hiring his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior advisers. Local media reported that around 20 relatives of government officials got jobs in the Trump administration. Upon winning the election, Biden promised not to employ any members of his family.
Bollywood filmmaker Omung Kumar shot to fame with his biopic on six-time World Boxing Champion "Mary Kom" (2014) starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas. He also tasted success with the flick "Sarbjit" (2016) based on an Indian national convicted of espionage by a Pakistani court.
In their research, scientists analysed paleomagnetic lava as well as ancient limestone they discovered in Italy. The analysis showed that the Earth's crust moved around 3 degrees every million years.
The Pentagon and US State Department have been pursuing former Soviet republics to Afghanistan’s north as places to continue operations after the September 2021 withdrawal, but have so far had little luck, given their proximity and ties to the Russian Federation.