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South Asia

Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jammat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed (File Photo)

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD to contest Pak’s 2018 general elections

The JuD formed Milli Muslim League at the time when Saeed was detained in Lahore.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, addresses a Security Council meeting of the United Nations. (Photo: AP)

US relaxes few sanctions from N Korea resolution ahead of UN vote to woo China, Russia

The US had originally pushed for a strict oil embargo, as well as a freeze on the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Over 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh in the 15 days since new violence erupted. (Photo: AFP)

Facebook bans Rohingya militant group, designates it as 'dangerous organisation'

Facebook spokeswoman said that the move was in line with its policy of prohibiting violent groups from its site.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan (Photo: AP)

Pak: Arrest warrant against Imran Khan for failing to appear in contempt case

Khan had accused ECP of being biased in the foreign funding case following which his counsel had tendered an apology with the commission.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. (Photo: Twiteer | ANI)

Chinese media blames Japan for misleading India over face-off with Beijing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, accompanied with his wife and delegation.


Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has been decried overseas for failing to condemn the generals, with whom she is in a delicate power-sharing arrangement. (Photo: AP)

Ready to verify Rohingya refugees status to aid return: Suu Kyi

Her refusal so far to defend the Rohingya over nearly a month of violence has baffled and enraged the international community.

Modi visited the 'Mazar' of the emperor in Yangon and paid floral tributes. (Photo: PTI)

Yangon: PM visits Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar's grave, pays tribute

Bahadur Shah Zafar died at the age of 87 in then Rangoon, where he was exiled to by the British after the revolt of 1857.

Seo is stooped and gaunt, walks with a cane, and has a truculent manner, but his mind remains clear. (Photo: AFP)

After being jailed for 30 years, this North Korean spy has one last wish

Now activists are mounting a campaign for him and 17 other ageing ex-inmates still loyal to Pyongyang to be allowed to go home.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP)

Disqualification of Nawaz Sharif was unanimous: Pak SC

Khawaja Harris said that the point on which his client was sacked was not enough and that his client deserved a chance of fair trial.

Middle East

 According to the report, Sunitha, who was from Kasaragod district's Adukkath Vayal beach area, was working as a beautician in a salon in Sharjah for the last five years. (Photo: File/Representational)

Kerala-based woman dies in UAE after falling off moving car

Sunitha Prashanth from Kerala was killed in the incident after she hit her head on a lamp post.

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron puts cap on labour court payouts

The reforms are ambitious, balanced and fair. They would help France make up for lost years of high unemployment, says Edouard Philippe.

Border police officers stand guard at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. (Photo: AP)

Palestinians angry after Israel shuts mosque

Israeli authorities said they had come from the flashpoint holy site which includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, to commit the attack.

A total of 19 people including Turkish security officials have been identified from video footage of the May 16 clashes with Kurdish protesters following a meeting between Erdogan and President Donald Trump. (Photo: File)

Erdogan blasts 'scandalous demonstration' US indictment of bodyguards

Erdogan said in a televised address that the case was a 'scandalous demonstration of how American justice works'.

Saudi crown prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo: AP)

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims amid Gulf crisis

The announcement to reopen the border for Qatari pilgrims came after Saudi Arabia's King Mohammed bin Salman received an envoy from Doha.


The relationship between India and South Africa is truly special it stands for peace in a time of turmoil said South African Minister of Post and Telecommunications Siyabonga Cwele. (Photo: Facebook)

India's struggle against colonialism an 'inspiration' for Africa, says South African Minister

The minister said both India and South Africa had issued a ten-year business visa to facilitate trade relations.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Photo: AP)

Rwanda leader inaugurated; wins nearly 99 percent of vote

Kagame has been de facto leader or president since the end of the 1994 genocide.

Armed Kenyan police to disperse protesters in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

Kenya on edge over election fraud claims spark deadly protests

A senior police official told on condition of anonymity that eight bodies from Nairobi’s slums had arrived at the city morgue.

Al-Shabab has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. (Photo: Representational/File)

Trump a 'brainless billionaire': Al-Shabab video mocks Trump

The new video says US voters elected 'arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have'.


 Witnesses described scenes of chaos and panic, with bodies strewn along the boulevard as others fled for their lives. (Photo: AP)

Spain: 13 dead, 100 injured in 2 car attacks; ISIS claims Barcelona incident

One of the 2 suspects arrested over the Barcelona attack is a Moroccan national named Driss Oukabir.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday at the UN headquarters. (Photo: AP)

Must be able to return to homeland in safety, dignity: Hasina on Rohingyas at UNGA

Hasina laid out a 5-point plan that called for protection of Rohingyas in safe zones that can be made inside Myanmar under UN supervision.

Cops work at the Parsons Green station, London, after an explosion. (Photo: AP)

UK: Police arrest 18-yr-old for Underground train attack

The Islamic State group said an ISIS

Sukhi Rayat parked his car in his yard in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Shortly after a dozen armed policemen with dogs ran into his garden, then pushed him against a wall and put him in handcuffs. (Photo: Representational/File)

UK police holds Sikh man at gunpoint after misunderstanding

The raid happened after someone called police to report a gunshot coming from Rayats car, however, complainants allegations changed 3 times.

Policce officers inspect a bus stop in La Valentine district after a van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille (Photo:AP)

Car ploughs into people at Marseille bus stop in France, 1 killed

The police source said the man was in his mid-30s and was not from Marseille. Another source said the vehicle was a van.


Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

At least 138 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico

The temblor occurred on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

Ivanka Trump met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly session in New York. (Photo: @IndianEmbassyUS)

US: Ivanka meets 'charismatic' Swaraj, discusses women entrepreneurship

India and the US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad from November 28 to 30.

A Rohingya refugee carries two children in buckets as they arrive at Shah Porir Dwip in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

UNHRC deplores current steps in India to deport Rohingya refugees

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state.

US President Donald Trump at United Nations 72nd General Assembly meet in UN headquarters in New York (Photo: AFP)

Trump's North Korea threats leave Asia struggling to explain

Amid the speculation, the focus of Trump's belligerence, North Korea, remained silent in the hours after the speech Tuesday at the UNGA.


Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. (Photo: Twitter)

Australian senator argues for ban of full-face Islamic coverings in public places

Three senators including Hanson argued over her bill before a majority of senators shut down debate until a later date.

 Pell remained silent throughout with magistrate Duncan Reynolds ruling the brief of evidence needs to be handed to his legal team by September 8, with the next court date set for October 6.  (Photo: AFP)

Cardinal George Pell denies charges of child sex abuse in Australian court

The number-three figure in the Vatican returned from Rome earlier in July to face the charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Disputed South China Sea waters. (Photo: Representational Image)

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

China claims most of the energy-rich sea where neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they gather on a street in Sydney. (Photo: Representational/AFP)

Debate in Australia over same-sex marriage postal vote

The opposition, along with many gay rights campaigners, favour a free vote among MPs, with parliamentarians not bound by party policy.

Hindu Council of Australia called on MLA to voluntarily take the advertisement off air. (Photo: Youtube grab)

After India complains, YouTube pulls out Australian ad showing lamb-eating Ganesha

Though the full ad of 2.11 minutes, has been taken off but the teaser video of 31 seconds is viewed in the India domain.