N Korea goes ahead with missile test, despite warnings from US

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons...

Fans ejected after another anti-mosque banner in Australia

Four people were ejected from an Australian Rules game in Perth on Saturday after an anti-mosque banner was unveiled at a Western Australian derby,...

Report finds harsh CIA interrogations ineffective in OBL hunt

After a contentious closed-door vote, the Senate intelligence committee approved a long-awaited report Thursday concluding that harsh interrogation measures used by the CIA did...

US has no confirmation on JuD, Haqqani ban: Psaki

The US said Friday that it has no confirmation on Pakistan’s banning of Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), and the Haqqani Network, even as...

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy ring busted

TEHRAN: Iranian authorities said on Monday that security agencies had arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a Central...

World’s first solar powered airport created in India

Cochin International Airport in the Indian state of Kerala has become the first ever airport in the world to operate entirely on solar power. Kerala’s...

Syria accuses Israel of firing missiles near Damascus Airport

DAMASCUS: Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call...

At least five dead in US from vaping-related lung disease

NEW YORK: At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds...

China praise for ‘true friend’ Pakistan; India refuses to send troops for military parade

China's invitation to the Pakistani military and perceptions of an anti-Japanese sentiment may have led to India rejecting a Chinese request to send troops...

Body of ‘hero’ Russian pilot killed in Syria brought home

The body of a Russian pilot killed in fighting with terrorists in Syria has been brought back to his home country, the defence ministry...

South African military investigates Congo torture reports

South Africa’s military has opened an investigation into reports that members of its 1,000-strong, UN-mandated peacekeeping contingent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo assaulted...

Death toll hits 64 in IHK, Indian atrocities enters 28th day

The death toll during the protests in Indian-held Kashmir against the killing of separatist leader Burhan Wani reached 64 with more than 6,000 injured...

Fire erupts near world’s tallest building in Dubai

DUBAI: A blaze erupted on Sunday in a residential complex under construction near Dubai’s biggest shopping mall and a hotel ravaged by fire on New...

Taliban kill nine in Helmand

Nine Afghan police including a district chief were killed in separate Taliban attacks on Wednesday in the restive south of the country where security...

China officially ends one child policy: state media

China officially ended its one child policy on Sunday with the signing into law of a bill allowing all married couples to have a...

French woman defies burqa ban as law comes into force

AVIGNON - A young woman left the southern French city of Avignon for Paris Monday wearing a niqab to defy a ban on full-face veils in public places on the first day it came into force.
"I had been invited to take part in a television programme which I am going for and I find that today is April 11, the first day of the application of the ban," Kenza Drider, 32, told reporters before boarding a train for Paris.
"This law infringes my European rights, I cannot but defend them

Much detail, little progress in US-China talks

WASHINGTON: US-China trade talks this week were heavy on details but short on progress as US negotiators outlined cases of American firms harmed by...