Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter.
The net worth of the richest Americans grew by 13 percent in the past year to $1.7 trillion, Forbes magazine said, and a familiar cast populated the top of the annual list, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison an
Britain and billionaire Bill Gates pledged $2.3 billion at an international donor conference on Monday to fund vaccination programmes to protect children in poor countries against diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia.
The money adds to a
Bahrain may hold a referendum once a dialogue with opposition groups produces an agreement, HRH the Crown Prince said yesterday.
“The people of Bahrain in one vote will be the final arbiters,” His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bill Gates have together pledged $100 million to fight preventable diseases in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The partnership c
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Oman on Sunday for talks with Sultan Qaboos bin Said and was due to visit an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea that conducts operations supporting the war in Afghanistan.
The talks were expect
Sanctions against Iran are biting hard and triggering divisions among its leadership, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday, as he argued against a military strike over Tehran's nuclear program.
Sanctions against Iran are biting and the US remains convinced non-military action could pressure it to end its nuclear development programme, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Vice P
R+T Middle East, a trade show dedicated to roller shutters, sun protection, doors and gates, has generated great interest among key players in the region, organisers of the event said.
R+T Middle East will be held from May 10-12 at the new