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Gay marriage pressure builds on Australian government Gay marriage pressure builds on Australian government

Sydney:  Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday brushed off mounting pressure for a parliamentary…


Beijing's South China Sea runway 'nearly complete': US think-tank Beijing's South China Sea runway 'nearly complete': US think-tank

Beijing:  A 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip Beijing is building on a reef in disputed waters…


China wants to combine 'make in India' with 'made in China' China wants to combine 'make in India' with 'made in China'

Beijing:  China said it is making "every effort" to address India's concerns on USD…


Perception of Indian Ocean as India's backyard troublesome, says China Perception of Indian Ocean as India's backyard troublesome, says China

Beijing:  China recognises India's special role in stabilising the strategic Indian Ocean region…


11,000 Australian dental patients may be exposed to HIV 11,000 Australian dental patients may be exposed to HIV

Sydney:  Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors Thursday over…


Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans

A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10…


Greece crisis: Eurozone rules out talks until after referendum
Greece crisis: Eurozone rules out talks until after referendum

Eurozone finance ministers have ruled out any further talks on a fresh bailout for Greece until the…


Landslides kill at least 30 in India's Darjeeling Landslides kill at least 30 in India's Darjeeling

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 30 people in India's tea-growing region…


Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN

GENEVA: A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the…


S. Korea court rules in favour of Samsung subsidiaries merger: spokesman S. Korea court rules in favour of Samsung subsidiaries merger: spokesman

SEOUL: A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled in favour of the proposed merger of two Samsung Group…


China passes national security law: officials China passes national security law: officials

BEIJING: China's rubber-stamp legislature passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday,…


State Dept releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails State Dept releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails

WASHINGTON: The State Department released nearly 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's time as top…


Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7 Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7

VIENNA: Iran and six major powers gave themselves until July 7 to clinch a historic nuclear deal after…


US, European allies call for speedy Libya deal US, European allies call for speedy Libya deal

WASHINGTON: The United States and five European allies on Tuesday called for rival Libyan groups to…


Ghost schools a window into China's one-child policy future Ghost schools a window into China's one-child policy future

RUDONG: Rusty padlocks seal empty classrooms and blank graduation certificates litter a dusty, silent…


Death toll from Indonesia military plane crash rises to 141: police Death toll from Indonesia military plane crash rises to 141: police

Medan: The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force transport plane in the city of Medan…


English rose thought to be extinct found growing in a hedge in Gloucestershire English rose thought to be extinct found growing in a hedge in Gloucestershire

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1 in 3 Americans Owns a Gun 1 in 3 Americans Owns a Gun

Nearly one in three adults in the United States owns at least one gun, according to a new study.  …


Police may approach court seeking lie detector test on Shashi Tharoor Police may approach court seeking lie detector test on Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Investigators probing the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar may move a local court seeking…


113  people feared dead: air force 113 people feared dead: air force

MEDAN, Indonesia:  All 113 on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed Tuesday…


Makkah motorbike fares cost more than plane tickets Makkah motorbike fares cost more than plane tickets

JEDDAH: Motorbikes are among the most important means of transportation in Makkah during Ramadan because…


Daesh beheads women civilians for first time in Syria: monitor Daesh beheads women civilians for first time in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: The hard-line Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated…


5,000 cameras protect Grand Mosque 5,000 cameras protect Grand Mosque

?JEDDAH: The government has installed 5,000 high-definition cameras on all floors and courtyards of…


King Salman is ‘Islamic Personality of the Year’ King Salman is ‘Islamic Personality of the Year’

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has been awarded a top international prize for…


Israel plans fence for part of Jordan border Israel plans fence for part of Jordan border

TEL AVIV: Israel has built fences on its frontiers with Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. It has constructed…


Eurozone in panic as Athens teeters on brink of default Eurozone in panic as Athens teeters on brink of default

Athens:  Greece was teetering on the brink of a default that could see it crash out of the euro…


Greece debt crisis: Defiant Tsipras seeks referendum backing
Greece debt crisis: Defiant Tsipras seeks referendum backing

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has urged voters to reject creditors' demands in a snap referendum on Greece's…


Japan bullet train 'self-immolation' fire kills two Japan bullet train 'self-immolation' fire kills two

Two people are dead after one of them set himself on fire on board a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train,…


Californians struggle for 'normal life', without water Californians struggle for 'normal life', without water

Los Angeles:  A washing machine stands in the middle of Maria Jimenez's California yard, like…


28 dead in attack on shiites in Yemen claimed by Islamic State 28 dead in attack on shiites in Yemen claimed by Islamic State

Sanaa:  The Islamic State group claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday…


Bring Malala Yousafzai attackers to justice: US senators ask Pakistan Bring Malala Yousafzai attackers to justice: US senators ask Pakistan

Washington:  Expressing deep concern over the acquittal of eight of the 10 men jailed for attack…


DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape

An Afghan court has passed a landmark judgement, using DNA evidence to convict a man for the multiple…


Sudan medical students may have joined Isis, says university Sudan medical students may have joined Isis, says university

Seven Britons are among a group of students who are feared to have travelled to Turkey in an attempt…


Princess Charlotte's Christening Is This Weekend – and You're Invited! Princess Charlotte's Christening Is This Weekend – and You're Invited!

Three-month-old Princess Charlotte will be christened on July 5, and on Monday the palace released a…


Egypt prosecutor general wounded in car bombing Egypt prosecutor general wounded in car bombing

CAIRO: Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat was wounded on Monday in a car bombing in Cairo, local…


2 explosions hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say 2 explosions hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say

Two blasts rocked Chad's capital city, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed…


Pakistan's anti-terror fight enters new phase despite rights fears Pakistan's anti-terror fight enters new phase despite rights fears

Islamabad:  Pakistan's army is preparing for a final push in the coming weeks in its fight…


Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong in 'chilling' assault Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong in 'chilling' assault

Hong Kong:  Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, the teenage face of the city's pro-democracy…


The next few days will transform Greece and Europe The next few days will transform Greece and Europe

As it turns out, the Greek crisis ends not with a bang, but with a referendum. It has been easy to ignore…

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