Iran downplays, demonises protests amid internet shutdown

DUBAI: Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on...

Man detained in China over spreading ‘online’ rumours

Beijing- China has detained a man for "publishing false stories" on an overseas news portal alleging gross rights abuses, police said Tuesday, the latest step...

Haveli Asif Jah, Haveli Nau Nehal Singh to be opened for tourists

LAHORE: For the first time the most important and outstanding havelis of walled city Lahore, Haveli Asif Jah and Haveli Nau Nehal Singh are...

Japanese crime boss arrested in Thailand after ‘yakuza’ tattoos go viral

BANGKOK: A retired Japanese crime boss has been arrested in Thailand ending more than 14 years on the run after photos of his ‘Yakuza’ tattoos...

Ukrainian girl dies after horror gang rape

An 18-year old Ukrainian girl died Thursday almost three weeks after suffering a gang rape attack by youths which shocked the nation and raised...

Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

A foreign news agency has gathered testimonies from multiple Afghan families whose children were abducted for the practice of “bacha bazi” — sexual exploitation...

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

PHILIPPINES: A starving whale with 40 kilos (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines,...

Rohingya migrants ‘died in fight for food’ on boat

Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia Sunday said that about 100 people died after a fight broke out over the last remaining...

Sri Lanka, India to relaunch ferry service after three decades

COLOMBO - India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed an agreement to restart sea ferry services shut down for nearly 30 years, the latest sign of resurgent economic ties since the end of Sri Lanka's quarter-century civil war.
The two nations gave no immediate timeframe, but said the service should start shortly.
"Sea passenger transportation between India and Sri Lanka is being established...to speedily restore the traditional links between the two countries," a joint statement

US sanctions 3 Nicaraguan officials for rights abuse, corruption

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday sanctioned three Nicaraguan officials for their involvement in "serious human rights abuse" and corruption, the US Treasury Department...

VIDEO: Muslim kid beaten up by bullies in London

Amid reports of Muslim families pulling their children out of mainstream schools owing to the fear of bullying and being called terrorists by other...

Indian girl marries dog to ward off evil

A girl has married a dog to please her family who think in doing so she will rid herself of a curse they believe...

Iran’s Khamenei warns of Western ‘schemes’ as new MPs meet

 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged newly-elected lawmakers Saturday to resist “schemes” from the West as parliamentarians met in Tehran for the first...

Sephora offers weekly sale till Nov 1

The earth just shook the beauty enthusiasts as Sephora announces sale.They are going to have weekly sales on beauty products,along with free products and...

Indian children’s homes under abuse spotlight

A series of sex abuse scandals at orphanages and shelters in India has sounded alarms over the management of children's homes, many of which...

Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi receive the Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway— Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday. The youngest person ever to receive the honour, she was handed a...

Russia steps up demand for US to drop European missile shield

Russia urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans to station parts of a missile shield system in Europe now that Iran has...