Research on link between Zika and birth defects expected by May

Courtesy Of The News International BRASILIA/GENEVA: Two US-Brazilian studies will have initial results by May on whether the Zika virus spreading through the Americas is causing birth defects and other neurological disorders, a senior US public health official said on Friday. The studies seek to confirm that the mosquito-borne virus is responsible for an unprecedented…

Russian fighter jet sale to Iran would violate arms ban, says US

Courtesy Of Dawn News WASHINGTON:The Obama administration said Thursday that a proposed Russian sale of fighter jets to Iran would violate a United Nations arms embargo on Tehran, setting up another standoff related to last year’s nuclear negotiations. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said transferring the Sukhoi-30 jets, comparable to American F-15E fighter bombers, requires…