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Push for quake-proof shelter in Nepal before monsoon

KATHMANDU: As he braces for the monsoon rains that threaten to inflict further misery after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, Nawaraj Bista has more faith he will be safe inside his $100…

Islamic State actively recruiting in Afghanistan – Sophisticated social media campaign attracting Taleban fighters

KABUL: The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said yesterday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there. General John F Campbell…

Myanmar to deport migrants as UN chief urges further rescues

Jayalalithaa to return as CM of southern state – Hundreds of supporters celebrate

CHENNAI: One of India's most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, is set to return as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court…

Barred from Gulf, Bangladeshis head south – Lives at risk onboard horrific boat journeys

Govt tries to stop separatist march – Army patrols streets to subdue anniversary rally

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the streets of Indian Kashmir’s main city to stop a rally by separatists to mark the anniversaries of the assassinations of…

Pakistani imam jailed – Cleric found guilty of inciting hatred against Shiite

LAHORE: A court in Pakistan has jailed an Imam or prayer leader for five years for inciting hate against a rival sect, officials said yesterday. Maulana Abubakar a prayer leader…

Bay of Bengal migrant crisis: The boats and the numbers

BANGKOK: In the past 10 days, nearly 3,000 boatpeople from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swam to shore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Several thousand more are believed…

Policemen jailed over mob killing

KABUL: Eleven Afghan policemen were yesterday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy,…

Deadly carnage on foundering Asian migrant boat

Pakistan firm in global fake degree scam worth millions

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani company that has pledged to build a media empire was facing tough criticism yesterday after the New York Times said it was earning tens of millions of…

Tamil leaders honor dead from S Lankan war at battle zone – S Lankan intelligence agents, police keep close watch

MULLIVAIKKAL: Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil politicians and a few civilians gathered yesterday under heavy surveillance at a ceremony to honor thousands of dead on the battleground of the final days…

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