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Qatar hunters abducted in Iraq desert by gunmen Qatar hunters abducted in Iraq desert by gunmen

BEIRUT: Gunmen have kidnapped at least 27 Qatari hunters - including members of the ruling family -…


Carter in Iraq to seek new ways to battle Islamic State Carter in Iraq to seek new ways to battle Islamic State

Baghdad: Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders and his commanders Wednesday on an unannounced…



How KGB training shaped Putin's highly unusual walk (Video)
How KGB training shaped Putin's highly unusual walk (Video)

A long-standing peculiarity in Russian president Vladimir Putin's walk — with his right arm…


Pakistan surprised by its inclusion in 34-nation military alliance Pakistan surprised by its inclusion in 34-nation military alliance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan found itself in the crosshairs of Middle Eastern politics on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia…


Search and Rescue Underway After Medical Helicopter Carrying 3 Goes Down in Arizona Search and Rescue Underway After Medical Helicopter Carrying 3 Goes Down in Arizona

Search and rescue crews in Arizona are looking for a helicopter that went down Tuesday night with three…


No new diesel vehicles of over 2000cc in Delhi till March 31: SC No new diesel vehicles of over 2000cc in Delhi till March 31: SC

The Supreme Court banned, on Wednesday, the registration of new diesel-guzzling luxury cars and SUVs…


Libya: Rival parliament leaders hold first meeting Libya: Rival parliament leaders hold first meeting

  The heads of Libya's two rival parliaments have met for the first time, Libyan television…


N Korea sentences Canada pastor to life in jail N Korea sentences Canada pastor to life in jail

North Korea's highest court has sentenced a Canadian pastor to a life term of hard labour for "crimes…


Farc: Colombia president hails 'important step' to peace Farc: Colombia president hails 'important step' to peace

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said an agreement signed with Farc rebels on reparations…


Malala condemns Donald Trump call for Muslim ban in US Malala condemns Donald Trump call for Muslim ban in US

Malala Yousafzai has condemned a call by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering…


Syria conflict: US and Russia signal new push at UN Syria conflict: US and Russia signal new push at UN

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing…


Republican candidates clash over how to counter IS Republican candidates clash over how to counter IS

Republican presidential candidates are sparring over national security issues and how best to counter…


2 police officers killed in attack in southeast Turkey 2 police officers killed in attack in southeast Turkey

Ankara: Turkey's state-run news agency says suspected Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised…


Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej makes rare appearance Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej makes rare appearance

BANGKOK: Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has made a rare public appearance, amid concerns for…


LA schools shut over 'threat' LA schools shut over 'threat'

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles schools have been closed as an unspecified threat is investigated, police have…


Kejriwal takes on Modi over CBI raid Kejriwal takes on Modi over CBI raid

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday morning conducted searches at the office of…


Man offers money to help him kill his wife in UK Man offers money to help him kill his wife in UK

LONDON: In a shocking incident, a 40-year- old man offered 50,000 pounds to a neighbour to help him…


Airstrikes on oil market in north Syria inflict casualties Airstrikes on oil market in north Syria inflict casualties

Beirut:  Airstrikes on a fuel market in a rebel-held village in northern Syria killed and wounded…


Mount Bromo volcano erupts in Indonesia Mount Bromo volcano erupts in Indonesia

Mount Bromo volcano in Indonesia's East Java erupted on Tuesday, spewing columns of ash up to 1.5…


131 hanging coffins found in China 131 hanging coffins found in China

    A total of 131 hanging coffins were discovered in China's Hubei province, a media…


Burdwan blast: JMB man among 28 slapped fresh charges Burdwan blast: JMB man among 28 slapped fresh charges

NIA files second supplementary chargesheet KOLKATA: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India…


Three dead, millions without power as Typhoon Melor tears through Philippines Three dead, millions without power as Typhoon Melor tears through Philippines

yphoon Melor has ripped through the central Philippines, bringing heavy rain and strong winds that left…


California shooter messaged Facebook friends about support for jihad: LA Times California shooter messaged Facebook friends about support for jihad: LA Times

One of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre, Tashfeen Malik, sent at least two private messages…


NZ confirms Silver Fern as flag referendum candidate NZ confirms Silver Fern as flag referendum candidate

New Zealand has confirmed that the black, white and blue silver fern design won a referendum to become…


Arvind Kejriwal's office sealed  by CBI Arvind Kejriwal's office sealed by CBI

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Tuesday morning that his office was sealed after a CBI…


Syria conflict: Kerry seeks to narrow divisions with Russia Syria conflict: Kerry seeks to narrow divisions with Russia

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for talks to try to bridge gaps with Russia over the political…


US hitting IS harder than ever, says Obama US hitting IS harder than ever, says Obama

The US is hitting so-called Islamic State (IS) harder than ever, President Barack Obama has said.  …


Yemen conflict: Ceasefire due to start ahead of talks Yemen conflict: Ceasefire due to start ahead of talks

A seven-day ceasefire is due to come into force in Yemen, to coincide with UN-brokered peace talks in…


Dead forgotten at New Delhi’s decrepit morgues Dead forgotten at New Delhi’s decrepit morgues

NEW DELHI: A rusted carving knife and a mallet lie on a steel table, while inside the cold storage rooms,…


Argentina bus crash kills 41 police officers Argentina bus crash kills 41 police officers

BUENOS AIRES: At least 41 police officers have been killed after a bus drove off a cliff in Argentina,…


Saudi commander, UAE officer killed in Yemen fighting Saudi commander, UAE officer killed in Yemen fighting

RIYADH: A top Saudi commander and an Emirati officer were killed Monday during Arab coalition operations…


Russian destroyer wards off Turkish fishing ship in Aegean Russian destroyer wards off Turkish fishing ship in Aegean

Moscow: A Russian destroyer used small arms fire on Sunday to ward off a Turkish fishing ship and prevent…


Thousands evacuated as typhoon slams into Philippines Thousands evacuated as typhoon slams into Philippines

Manila: Thousands of residents evacuated as Typhoon Melor slammed into the eastern Philippines, where…


60 arrested in child pornography bust involving 12 nations 60 arrested in child pornography bust involving 12 nations

Mexico City: Officials say that 60 people have been arrested in an operation against child pornography…


Obama ramps up bid to explain his terror-fighting strategy Obama ramps up bid to explain his terror-fighting strategy

Washington:  Working to ease public jitters ahead of the holidays, President Barack Obama will…


Pakistan market bombing kills 15 people in Kurram Pakistan market bombing kills 15 people in Kurram

ISLAMABAD: At least 15 people have been killed by a bomb blast in a crowded market in a town in northwest…


Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria

  Babylonia has no regrets about leaving behind her two children and her job as a hairdresser to…


Gambia president declares country an 'Islamic state' Gambia president declares country an 'Islamic state'

  President Yahya Jammeh has declared the Gambia "an Islamic state", but stressed that…


Saudi Arabia: First woman councillor elected Saudi Arabia: First woman councillor elected

A woman has won a seat on a municipal council for the first time in Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom…

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