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Abdullah Abdullah sets deadline on poll audit demands

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday issued another ultimatum over the disputed election result, threatening to withdraw from all efforts to negotiate a solution to the deepening

Japan begins toilet paper campaign

Children at an elementary school take cover under their desks during an earthquake drill at a school. AFP

A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about toilet paper.

Iraq fightback on after ending ISIS siege

Iraqi security forces and Shia militiamen celebrate after breaking a siege by the extremist group on Amerli. AP

Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shia militiamen backed by US airstrikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants on Monday, buoyed by breaking a weeks-long siege of a Shia town.

UN says August toll 1,420, accusing both Iraq, militants of atrocities

UN soldiers observe Syria’s Quneitra province at an observation point near the border with Syria. AFP

Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August as the UN blamed both sides of atrocities in the ongoing Iraq conflict.

ISIS may hit US, Europe: 2 US senators

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as the Islamists’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two US legislators are warning.

West-backed PM renamed as Libya teeters on precipice

Damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the US embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, on Sunday.	— AP

Libya’s House of Representatives reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate P

Rumours sweep Pakistan, mobs go on rampage

Pakistani protesters chase police officers during clashes in Islamabad on Monday. AP

Nawaz Sharif: Won’t quit, or go on long leave

Treason, terror charges on Imran Khan, Tahir-ul-Qadri

Pakistani protesters beat a police officer during a clash in Islamabad. Photo: AP

The Pakistani police on Monday registered treason and terrorism cases against Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) leader Tahir-ul- Qadri.

Supreme Court offers to help in political crisis

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday gave Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) a day’s time till Tuesday to suggest judiciary’s possible role in dissolving the current

Hackers take down govt websites, leak bank records

A group of Pakistani hackers temporarily brought down several government portals, including that of the Army, and leaked 23,000 bank records in a bid to support the ongoing anti-government protests in

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.