Saudis end air campaign in Yemen

Saudi spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri said the alliance may still target the Houthi rebels.
  • Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honouring war criminals

    More than 100 Japanese lawmakers paid respects on Wednesday at a Tokyo shrine that honours Japan’s war dead, including World War II leaders, but Cabinet Ministers and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did no...
  • New Zealand PM apologises for ponytail pulling

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has apologised to a cafe worker who said he’d repeatedly pulled her ponytail when he visited the cafe near his home over a period of months, even after she’d tol...
  • IS leader Baghdadi ‘seriously wounded in air strike’

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi no longer in day-to-day control of terror group as he recovers from injuries sustained during attack in March, according to sources.
  • Egyptian leader Morsy jailed for 20 years

    The case stems from violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
NEW DELHI, April 22, 2015

Despite flow of Chinese funds, resentment in Gilgit-Baltistan

As Chinese President announces billions of dollars of investment in Pakistan to take forward the ambitious silk road to connect the Pakistan port to Central Asia and to China, there is resentment... »
ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2015

Lakhvi acquitted in kidnapping case

In yet another relief to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack case in connection with the kidnapping of an Afghan national in 2009... »
Christopher Alan Bayly
LONDON, April 21, 2015

Historian Christopher Bayly dead

Christopher Alan Bayly, an eminent historian and teacher, whose work on colonial and post-colonial India has made a lasting imprint on the way India’s past has been understood, died in Chicago on A... »
The golden Dome of the Rock Mosque, inside Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city.
JERUSALEM, April 21, 2015

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

It began as a routine remodeling project -- Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the... »
In this December 20, 2014 photo, Pakistan soldiers stand guard outside Lahore's Central Jail. Sixteen executions were carried out in different jails of the Punjab province.
Islamabad, April 21, 2015

Pakistan hangs 17 death row prisoners

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged 17 prisoners, the highest number of executions on a single day since reversing of the country’s self-imposed moratorium on the death penalty in December after the Taliba... »
BALI, April 21, 2015

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the death of the woman’s mother in Bali. The Denpasar District Court se... »
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
TEHRAN, April 21, 2015

Rouhani: Yemen strikes show Saudi ‘mental imbalance’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the kingdom’s failures elsewhere, causing what he called a “mental imbalance.” Speaking to reporters on... »
New York Times correspondents and editors, from left, Ben Soloman, Helene Cooper, Greg Winter (behind), Nori Onishi during Pulitzer Prize celebrations in the paper's newsroom in New York.
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015

New York Times wins Pulitzer for Ebola coverage

The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that e... »
Xi Jinping arrived on Monday to Islamabad on a two-day visit.
ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2015

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbour. Lawmakers gave... »
Survivors of the boat that overturned off Libya on April 18, 2015, disembark from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, at Catania Harbour in Italy on Monday.
CATANIA, Sicily, April 21, 2015

Capsized Libya boat’s captain, crew member arrested

Prosecutors said on Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to e... »  

U.K. students hit upon formula for perfect human pyramid

U.S., Philippines start drills

Khaleda Zia’s motorcade attacked

First selfie stick invented in 1980’s

Egypt court sentences 22 to death

Ethiopia confirms 30 of its nationals killed by Islamic State in Libya

Uproar over summons to Rajapaksa

NASA seeks ideas to safeguard Mars journey

COLOMBO, April 21, 2015

Opposition MPs call off protest

A two-day protest by Opposition Members of Parliament against summons issued by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpak... »
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at Pakistan's Parliament in Islamabad on Tuesday.
BEIJING, April 21, 2015

Emphasis on Gwadar-Kashgar corridor

China on Tuesday catapulted itself as Pakistan’s unrivalled partner, riding on a string of mega deals, mainly focussed on developing the Gwadar-Kashgar economic corridor — a passage that would al... »
April 21, 2015

Two air strikes in Yemen kill at least 40

Two air strikes in Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 40 people, most of them civilians and wounded dozens of others, medical sources said.One strike hit a bridge in central Ibb province as ca... »
Johannesburg, April 21, 2015

Indian Mr Gay World entrant pulls out after threats to family

The organisers of the Mr Gay World 2015 — an international pageant for gay men — on Tuesday expressed concern over the safety of the lone Indian entrant after he withdrew from the contest followin... »
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Colombo, April 21, 2015

MPs demand removal of Sri Lanka anti-graft chief

Sri Lanka’s opposition lawmakers on Tuesday demanded the removal of an anti-graft panel chief alleging “biased conduct” after she summoned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appear before the c... »
Islamabad, April 21, 2015

Nishan-e-Pakistan award conferred on Xi Jinping

Pakistan on Tuesday conferred its top civilian award ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship between the two countries.»
A magnetically levitating train operated by Central Japan Railway Co. making a test run on an experimental track in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, on April 21, 2015.
TOKYO, April 21, 2015

At 603 kmph, Japan’s maglev train breaks its own speed record

A Japanese maglev, which is the fastest passenger train in the world, has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kmph in a test run on Tuesday, surpa... »
BEIJING, April 21, 2015

7 dead, 17 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine

Seven coal miners have died and 17 are trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China. State radio said on its website that more than 600 rescue workers were pumping water on Tue... »
Tsarnaev lawyer said he does not deserve the death penalty because he was a 19-year-old.
BOSTON, April 21, 2015

Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be life in prison or the death penalty as survivors and victims’ fa... »
Cheetals are upgraded variants of Cheetah light utility, multi-role helicopters built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish
NEW DELHI, April 21, 2015

India to hand over three Cheetal copters to Kabul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hand over three indigenously-built Cheetal multi-role helicopters during the visit of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to India at the end of this mo... »

Nepal parties closer to pact

57 militants killed in Egyptian army raids

Xi launches $46-bn investment plan in Pakistan

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State

‘Italy, Malta rescuing 2 migrant boats in distress’

Magnitude-4.1 quake near Iran nuclear power plant

South Korea to start work to salvage sunken ferry


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