Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade

NAIROBI, July 24, 2015 (AFP): US President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late…


South Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy South Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy

Seoul:  South Korean police said today they had arrested a 33-year-old man for threatening to kill…


Teenage brothers accused of killing parents and 3 siblings Teenage brothers accused of killing parents and 3 siblings

Two teenage brothers were being held on Thursday in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings…


Iran executions see 'unprecedented spike' - Amnesty Iran executions see 'unprecedented spike' - Amnesty

There has been an "unprecedented spike" in the number of executions in Iran, Amnesty International…


More than 200 protesting teachers arrested in Iran: activists More than 200 protesting teachers arrested in Iran: activists

More than 200 teachers were arrested on Wednesday during a protest outside the parliament in Tehran…


Two teens arrested after 5 found stabbed to death in Broken Arrow Two teens arrested after 5 found stabbed to death in Broken Arrow

OKLAHOMA: Two teens were taken into custody after five relatives were found stabbed to death at the…


Shashi Tharoor gets praise from PM Narendra Modi Shashi Tharoor gets praise from PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: A day after he got a reprimand from his party chief Sonia Gandhi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor…


Iran nuclear deal: Kerry to face tough questions in Senate Iran nuclear deal: Kerry to face tough questions in Senate

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to face tough questioning when he appears at a Senate committee…


Maldives to allow foreigners to own land Maldives to allow foreigners to own land

Lawmakers in the Maldives have voted to allow foreign ownership of land for the first time, triggering…


Iran deal fuels tussle for gas pipelines in Pakistan Iran deal fuels tussle for gas pipelines in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A landmark deal on Iran's nuclear programme has breathed new life into plans for a gas…


Russian, Japanese, US crew reach ISS despite minor mishap Russian, Japanese, US crew reach ISS despite minor mishap

Astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International…


Greece passes second crucial bailout bill Greece passes second crucial bailout bill

ATHENS: Greece's parliament on Thursday approved a second batch of reforms needed to help unlock…


At least 15 people killed in Nile ferry crash At least 15 people killed in Nile ferry crash

CAIRO: At least 15 people including two children were killed after a cargo boat collided with a ferry…


White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON: The White House is in the "final stages" of drafting a plan to close the contentious…


15 drowned when boats collided on the Nile in Egypt 15 drowned when boats collided on the Nile in Egypt

Egypt's Interior ministry says at least 15 civilians have drowned when a passenger boat traveling…


Iraqi officials say Baghdad market bombings kill 26 people Iraqi officials say Baghdad market bombings kill 26 people

A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday at crowded popular markets in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods…


American novelist E.L. Doctorow dies American novelist E.L. Doctorow dies

NEW YORK: Award-winning American author E.L. Doctorow, known for fictional historical works such as…


China artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back China artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back

BEIJING: Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is free to travel again after authorities returned his passport…


1 in 5 Brits would have Sex with a Robot 1 in 5 Brits would have Sex with a Robot

1 in 10 people think HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease The webpage you are reading was created…


Suicide bomber kills 15 people in northern Afghanistan Suicide bomber kills 15 people in northern Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of shoppers at a market in…


Road accident kills 11 in Siberia Road accident kills 11 in Siberia

Eleven people were killed and 28 injured in a bus accident 28 injured near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk,…


Air strike kills Al-Qaeda leader in Syria: Pentagon Air strike kills Al-Qaeda leader in Syria: Pentagon

  A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in…


Greek MPs prepare for second vote on bailout reforms Greek MPs prepare for second vote on bailout reforms

The Greek parliament will vote on Wednesday on a second set of reforms needed to secure its bailout…


Pervez Musharraf could be acquitted in Benazir Bhutto murder case Pervez Musharraf could be acquitted in Benazir Bhutto murder case

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf could be acquitted in the Benazir Bhutto murder…


Mumbai bomb plotter on death row loses final appeal Mumbai bomb plotter on death row loses final appeal

NEW DELHI: India's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of…


Saudi family decimated in camel roadkill Saudi family decimated in camel roadkill

RIYADH: Four members of a Saudi family were killed Tuesday when their car hit a stray camel in the desert…


BRICS bank launched in China as alternative to World Bank, IMF BRICS bank launched in China as alternative to World Bank, IMF

SHANGHAI: A new USD 100 billion bank floated by BRICS nations, including India, as an alternative to…


Car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 4 in Yemen capital Car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 4 in Yemen capital

Sanaa:  A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed four people near a Shiite mosque…


North Korea says no interest in Iran-style nuclear deal North Korea says no interest in Iran-style nuclear deal

Seoul: North Korea said today it had no interest in following Iran down the path of nuclear dialogue,…


Tearful moment with Merkel turns migrant into a potent symbol Tearful moment with Merkel turns migrant into a potent symbol

She stared down Greece and embraced her role as the rules enforcer of the European Union. But one teary-eyed…


Suicide bomber kills 31 in Turkey attack blamed on Islamic State Suicide bomber kills 31 in Turkey attack blamed on Islamic State

Ankara:  A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people Monday in an attack…


Explosions, gunfire rock Burundi capital hours before presidential vote Explosions, gunfire rock Burundi capital hours before presidential vote

Bujumbura, Burundi:  Explosions and gunfire were heard late Monday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura,…


Russian entrepreneur promises $100 million for alien search Russian entrepreneur promises $100 million for alien search

Extending his idea of philanthropy beyond the earth and even the human species, Yuri Milner, the Russian…


UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal

The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers…


Report: Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference Report: Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference

Germany and Iran soon will hold their first economic conference in a decade in the wake of a deal with…


Yemen death toll from rebel shelling doubles to nearly 100 Yemen death toll from rebel shelling doubles to nearly 100

The death toll in Yemen from the Shiite rebel shelling of a town near the southern port city of Aden…


Mumbai Mayor compared Modi with Hitler Mumbai Mayor compared Modi with Hitler

MUMBAI:  Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar also a Shiv Sena leader, compared the India’s Prime…


China airs 'bomb attack confession' from Xinjiang man China airs 'bomb attack confession' from Xinjiang man

BEIJING: China's state broadcaster has aired an interview with a man it says was planning a bomb…


Cameron unveils strategy to beat Islamist extremism Cameron unveils strategy to beat Islamist extremism

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron has set out the government's strategy to defeat the "poison"…

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