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South Asia

Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed (Photo: AP)

JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed, four others listed in Pak's anti-terror act

Those listed face a barrage of legal consequences like travel bans and scrutiny of assets.

Sharif chaired a security meeting in Sehwan, where he was given a detailed briefing on the current security situation and relief activities.  (Photo: AP)

Nawaz Sharif tells army to eliminate terrorists with full force

Following the attack, Pakistan security forces killed at least 42 militants in a nationwide crackdown.

Aizaz Chaudhry who was named Pakistan's Ambassador to the US this week said that terrorism from Afghanistan is now spreading into Pakistan where elements are trying to destabilise the country and sabotage major events like the Pakistan Super League, a cricket match hosted by the country this month. (Photo: AP/File)

Pakistan under threat from Islamic State: Envoy to US

ISIS cannot establish a base in Pakistan as the nation is united when it comes to opposing terrorism, said Aizaz Chaudhry.

The two sides will have an in-depth exchange of views on the international situation and other regional and global issues of mutual interest in the strategic dialogue which is an important communication mechanism between India and China. (Photo: PTI)

Need 'solid evidence' to back Azhar ban at UN: China

China last year put a technical hold twice on India's application to get Azhar banned by the UN.


the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan area of southern Sindh province killed at least 88 people. (Photo: ANI)

Pak anti-terror crackdown: Over 130 terrorists killed, 350 arrested

At least 15 terrorists were killed in another targeted strike by the Pakistani forces across the Afghan border on Sunday.

Kim Jong Nam. (Photo: AP)

Autopsy on N Korean leader's half-brother inconclusive as 4th suspect held

Malayasia will now perform a second autopsy to ascertain the intricacies of the assassination.

File photo of Kim Jong-Un's brother Kim Jong-Nam (Photo: AFP)

Kim Jong Nam's suspected killer had wad of cash, moved hotels, cut her hair

Investigators said the suspect arrested in connection with Kim Jong Nam's murder had 'LoL' written on her T-Shirt.

Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., gets into a car to leave after attending a hearing at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo: AP)

Samsung chief's journey: From USD 4 mn mansion to jail cell with corner toilet

The 48-year-old was arrested early for his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led to impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

Supporters of Hafiz Saeed, head of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and its front organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa, protest in Lahore recently after the Pakistani authorities took him into custody after rising international pressure. (Photo: AP)

Will Pak re-examine the way it persecutes Ahmadiyyas, others?

This perforce ensures that the Ahmadiyyas do not sign it and therefore are debarred from visiting Mecca to perform the Haj.

Middle East

The video shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai's 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

A video of the model, identified as Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier in the week.

Most of the recent attacks in Europe and the US were self-financed by the people that carried them out, with little input or money from the IS leadership in the war zone of Syria and Iraq. (Representational Image)

ISIS bleeding money, its 'business model' in free fall

The report found that Islamic State revenue has declined from up to $1.9 billion in 2014 to at most $870 million in 2016.

Under Islamic State’s guidelines, women are banned from stepping out of their homes without male members of the family accompanying them. (Representational Image)

ISIS female militants tear girl to death with metal jaw in Iraq’s Mosul

The victim was brutally punished for accidentally stepping out of her house while cleaning.

Amnesty said the practices amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity, but were likely still taking place. (Representational Image)

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

Most of the victims were civilians believed to be opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.


Mugabe has been in power since white minority rule ended in Zimbabwe in 1980 after years of war. (Photo: AP)

Zimbabwe President Mugabe's wife says he could run in election 'as a corpse'

Mugabe's wife has accused some ruling ZANU-PF party officials of plotting to take over from him.

People walk among rubbles after an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu. (Photo: AFP)

28 die as car bombs hit Somali hotel

The attack came shortly before the election commission announced that a presidential vote would take place on February 8.

Relief volunteers are believed to be among the more than 100 dead after a Nigerian Air Force jet fighter mistakenly bombed the refugee camp, while on a mission against Boko Haram extremists. (Photo: AP)

Nigeria botched air strike may have killed up to 236 people

The strike happened while humanitarian workers were distributing food in Rann, where some 20,000 to 40,000 people had sought refuge.

A video clip of the abuse, involving one of the 16-year-old girls, was leaked on various social media platforms, including Facebook. (Representational photo: file)

Gangrape video of 16-year-old Somali girl goes viral, sparks outrage

The video clip shows the victim being stabbed, tortured and raped.

There are 55,000 people living in tents and straw huts inside the geometric garrison, protected from Boko Haram jihadists by the military. (Representational Image)

No way home for victims of Boko Haram

Authorities estimate that 3,000 people have come to the Ngala camp in the past month, seeking shelter and food in a devastated region.


US president Donald Trump with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (Photo: File/AP)

New travel-ban will allow entry to green card holders already on plane: John Kelly

The replacement order could be issued as early as Tuesday, said a US government official.

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UK: Diners at Indian restaurant desert meals after finding cockroaches

Magistrates upheld the health inspectors' decision to close the restaurant at a hearing on February 8.

Mandy Leacock has also been accused of causing physical harm to the victim at the defendent's house in London.  (Representational image)

UK: Man rapes, enslaves vulnerable woman he met on dating website

The victim said that she was told that if she ever complained to the police, they would not believe her.

Recent official data showed employers who rely heavily on EU migrant workers were struggling to fill some vacancies. (Photo: AP)

UK employers worried as EU staff leave this year

Britons living in EU countries may face Brexit backlash.


US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

After Sweden gaffe, Trump says remark referred to 'something on TV'

The president may be referring to a segment aired Friday night on the Fox News Channel show "Tucker Carlson Tonight".

Participants race in the annual Cupid's Undie Run in Philadelphia. (Photo: AP)

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children.

 In this file photo, Egyptian protesters hold posters showing Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is imprisoned in the US, and call for his release outside a court in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: AP)

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in US prison

The cleric, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, had been incarcerated at the complex for nearly 10 years.

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

New US travel ban to spare green card holders: Trump official

The abrupt implementation of the order last month plunged the immigration system into chaos, sparking a wave of criticism.

President Donald Trump walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. (Photo: AP)

A month of the 45th president: Tweets and turmoil for Trump

The disarray outside the president's front door, though not his fault, serves as a metaphor for the tumult still unfolding inside.


The incident came to light after the victims called a kids’ helpline. (Representational Image)

Australian man rapes stepdaughters for over a decade, jailed for 11 years

The girls were of the age five and six respectively, when the abuse started and continued until 2015, when both of them turned 15.

Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating, with those aged over 45 more likely to be stung, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said. (Photo: Pixabay)

Valentine's Day scam alert issued in Australia

Social media, and particularly Facebook, are very popular with scammers seeking to contact targets.

 German visitor Lea Stubbe rubs water on a pilot whale that beached itself at the remote Farewell Spit on the tip of the South Island of New Zealand. (Photo: AP)

About 200 beached whales refloat themselves in New Zealand

Hundreds of volunteers from farmers to tourists have spent days at the beach dousing the whales with buckets of water to keep them cool.

 Khaled Sharrouf -- who made headlines in 2014 when he posted an image on Twitter of his young son holding a severed head -- had his citizenship revoked earlier this year, The Australian newspaper reported Saturday. (Photo: YouTube Screengrab)

Islamic State fighter first to be stripped of Australian citizenship

The government has been increasingly worried about foreign fighters returning home.