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Rules drafted for joint Arab force

New outfit to intervene in crises ranging from Syria war to Yemen insurgency

Beautiful Mind genius John Nash, wife dead

Couple had just flown home from Norway and had taken a cab home from the airport

Myanmar: President signs controversial population law

Myanmar’s President has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior US diplomat and rights activists, who worry it coul

ISIS militants in Palmyra museum, says Syrian official

Islamic State militants shows the Islamic State flag raised on top of Palmyra castle in the Syrian town of Palmyra. (Photo: AP)

Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artefacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said on Saturday.

Sliver of Hillary Clinton emails hint at political trouble

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a stop in Derry, New Hampshire, on Friday. 	— AP

Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on US diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at

Barack Obama signs Iran nuclear review bill

Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that gives the US Congress the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.

‘Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery’

Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops — including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in sup

Syrians build case against chlorine use by Bashar al-Assad

With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine

Homecoming festival to honour BB King

A file photo shows B.B. King performing at a club in Los Angeles. 	— AP

Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B.

Rolling Stones rock small Los Angeles club ahead of stadium tour

The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.