More major attacks in Europe 'a certainty': French PM More major attacks in Europe 'a certainty': French PM

Munich, Germany:  More major attacks in Europe are a "certainty", French Prime Minister…


World has slipped into 'new cold war': Russian PM World has slipped into 'new cold war': Russian PM

Munich, Germany:  Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said today that, strains between Russia…


F-16 jet row: Upset India summons US envoy F-16 jet row: Upset India summons US envoy

India today summoned US Ambassador Richard Verma here and conveyed its "displeasure and disappointment"…


113 Bodies Pulled out From Taiwan Quake Rubble; 4 Missing 113 Bodies Pulled out From Taiwan Quake Rubble; 4 Missing

Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city…


Iran Rules Iran Rules "Decadent" Valentine's Day Celebrations a Crime

Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be…


Kenya's William Ruto wins ICC witness ruling Kenya's William Ruto wins ICC witness ruling

International judges in the case of Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto have barred the use of recanted…


Syria conflict: Rebels pledge to keep fighting Syria conflict: Rebels pledge to keep fighting

Rebel groups in Syria have told the BBC they will not stop fighting because they do not believe that…


Pope in historic Russia church talks Pope in historic Russia church talks

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill have called for restored Christian unity between…


Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day celebrations Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day celebrations

ISLAMABAD: A district in north-western Pakistan has banned Valentine's Day celebrations.  …


Bashar Assad vows to retake whole Syria Bashar Assad vows to retake whole Syria

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he intends to retake "the whole country"…


3 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali base attack 3 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali base attack

At least three United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an attack on their base in northeastern…


Tried to develop close relation with Sena member: Headley Tried to develop close relation with Sena member: Headley

Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley on Friday told a Mumbai court that he tried to develop…


350 couples marry in Manila mass wedding 350 couples marry in Manila mass wedding

One septuagenarian couple, each aged 74 years old, took their wedding vows at the government-sponsored…



SC breather for Sonia, Rahul  in National Herald case SC breather for Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court said that proceedings in the National Herald case against Congress…


2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death 2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old…


Over 2,600 Australians victimised by online romance scams Over 2,600 Australians victimised by online romance scams

Canberra: Australia’s consumer watchdog on Friday revealed that a total of 2,620 people fell victim…


Japan 'paternity leave' lawmaker quits amid affair scandal Japan 'paternity leave' lawmaker quits amid affair scandal

A Japanese politician who sparked a national discussion on paternity leave has quit, amid revelations…


Mexico prison riot: 52 people killed and 12 injured in Monterrey Mexico prison riot: 52 people killed and 12 injured in Monterrey

A riot at a prison in the Mexican city of Monterrey involving inmates belonging to rival drug cartels…


Oregon stand-off: Final occupier surrenders after 41 days Oregon stand-off: Final occupier surrenders after 41 days

The remaining armed occupiers of a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon have surrendered, the…


World powers ‘agree Syria ceasefire’ World powers ‘agree Syria ceasefire’

World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin…


Gay imam helps young Muslims balance religion, sexuality Gay imam helps young Muslims balance religion, sexuality

MARSEILLE: Growing up in Algeria, Shaira had almost everything a young man could wish for. But he also…


6 dead in 'criminal' attack on Saudi education office 6 dead in 'criminal' attack on Saudi education office

RIYADH: A man killed six employees at an education department office in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the…


India schools shut in Bangalore over leopard fears India schools shut in Bangalore over leopard fears

BANGALORE: More than 100 schools have been closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard was…


At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot

MONTERREY: At least 52 inmates died in a Mexican prison on Thursday as prisoners ignited a fire during…


Turkey ends two month anti-PKK military operation in Kurdish town Turkey ends two month anti-PKK military operation in Kurdish town

Istanbul:  Turkish security forces have ended an almost two months long military operation backed…


North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown

SEOUL: North Korea has vowed to cut two key communication hotlines with the South, amid rising tensions…


Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 'hardcore terrorists' Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 'hardcore terrorists'

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan's military says the country's powerful army chief, General Raheel…


70 injured as Egypt train derails 70 injured as Egypt train derails

Cairo:  At least 70 people were injured in Egypt today when a passenger train derailed and two…


Turkish President Recep Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey Turkish President Recep Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey

Ankara, Turkey:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today slammed EU and UN pressure to open…


Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 4 Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 4

KANDAHAR:  Four Afghan policemen were killed and another seven wounded when one of their colleagues…


NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling: US NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling: US

BRUSSELS:  NATO military authorities will draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down…


6 killed as school bus crashes with truck in France: Police 6 killed as school bus crashes with truck in France: Police

Paris, France:  At least six children were killed when a school minibus crashed into a truck in…


Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

Iranians have begun nationwide celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.…


Death toll from Taiwan quake rises to 55 Death toll from Taiwan quake rises to 55

Rescuers continued searching for a fifth day for dozens of people thought to still be missing in southern…


Siachen Braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Dies Siachen Braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Dies

India is rooting for the Siachen soldier who is in coma and on ventilator support after a miracle rescue…


US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on N Korea US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on N Korea

The US Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea, seeking to punish…


Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

London, United Kingdom:  The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion…


Australia mulls helping orphans of ISIS couple Australia mulls helping orphans of ISIS couple

Sydney, AUSTRALIA:  Australia said today it will "carefully consider" if it can help…


Modi's wife seeks marriage-related info on his passport Modi's wife seeks marriage-related info on his passport

AHMEDABAD: Jashodaben Modi, 64, the estranged wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, filed an RTI application…

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