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House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

WASHINGTON : Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees…


West African leaders drop third-term ban proposal West African leaders drop third-term ban proposal

A plan to restrict West African presidents to two terms in office has been dropped for the time-being…


73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fire 73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fire

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old BASE jumper who died after leaping from…


Japan to earmark $100bn for Asian infrastructure Japan to earmark $100bn for Asian infrastructure

TOKYO: Japan will announce a $100 billion plan to invest in roads, bridges, railways and other building…


How vulnerable is the US to threat of Chinese spies? How vulnerable is the US to threat of Chinese spies?

A new case shines a spotlight on Chinese espionage in the US. Some see the problem as dark and terrifying.…


Japan's economy grows faster than expected Japan's economy grows faster than expected

Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy…


North Korea cancels UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit North Korea cancels UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit

North Korea has abruptly cancelled UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's visit one day before he was…


Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting

Foreign ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are holding an emergency meeting in Kuala Lumpur…


Blast kills 9, wounds 14 at northeast Nigerian market Blast kills 9, wounds 14 at northeast Nigerian market

Witnesses say an explosion at a rural market in northeast Nigerian has killed nine people and wounded…


Egyptian authorities using sexual violence on 'massive scale' Egyptian authorities using sexual violence on 'massive scale'

Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to…


Ramadi battle: IS prepares to defend seized Iraqi city Ramadi battle: IS prepares to defend seized Iraqi city

Islamic State militants are preparing to defend the Iraqi city of Ramadi, witnesses say, as Iranian-backed…


Mahathir wants pressure applied on Myanmar Mahathir wants pressure applied on Myanmar

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today condemned the ill-treatment of the Rohingyas…


Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal testing waters for 2016 US presidential run Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal testing waters for 2016 US presidential run

Washington, United States:  Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has taken another…


As Narendra Modi Woos Investors, South Korean President Talks 'Modinomics' As Narendra Modi Woos Investors, South Korean President Talks 'Modinomics'

Seoul:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought more South Korean investment in India, promising…


Pakistan firm in global fake degree scam worth millions Pakistan firm in global fake degree scam worth millions

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani company that has pledged to build a media empire was facing tough criticism Monday…

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