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Israel spy agency denounces ‘injustice’ letter of refuseniks

Palestinian students play in the courtyard of a United Nations school in Gaza City on Sunday.	— AFP

43 of top intelligence group Unit 8200 refused to take part in ‘injustices’ against Palestinians

Qaeda denies decline, admits ‘mistakes’

Britain Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement on the killing of British aid worker David Haines. — AP

Al Qaeda dismissed as “lies” a US assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline ISIS widely seen as its rival for

US will not coordinate airstrikes with Syria as it hails Arab support

US secretary of state John Kerry said he was “extremely encouraged” by pledges of military assistance against the ISIS by countries inside and outside West Asia and that some nations had offered groun

Cameron silent on ISIS airstrikes

Beheaded Briton was drawn to aid work from military

Megaflag symbolises ‘Hind-Afghan dosti’

Sushma Swaraj personally presented flag to Prez Karzai

Punjabi Taliban end armed struggle

An aerial view shows houses surrounded by flood waters in Multan district, Pakistan, on Sunday. — AP

The Punjabi branch of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced that it was giving up its armed struggle in Pakistan, and would now pursue the implementation of Shariat in the country through prea

India-bound flight back due to defect

An India-bound Ma-laysia Airlines flight was on Sunday forced to turn back due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely here, said the loss-making carrier already hit by the twin tragedies this year.

What’ll happen if Scotland votes ‘Yes’?

With polls showing Scotland’s upcoming independence referendum too close to call, the rest of the United Kingdom is starting to consider seriously the implications of a “Yes” victory.

Nationalists protest ‘biased’ BBC vote coverage

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond leaves after a television interview in Edinburgh on Sunday. 	— AFP

Nationalists protest ‘biased’ BBC vote coverage

Chanakya believed that the unfolding present will cast its shadow on the configuration of the future. That is why he believed that analysing the situation as it exists today, provides the material for devising the strategy that must be shaped for the morrow. There is a causal continuity between the past, present and the future.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate to form a government in Delhi, but its attempts to cobble together the requisite numbers keep hitting a roadblock.