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Car bombs kill 27 – Islamic State fighters attack Samarra

Posted by on 28/02/2015
Filed under Middle East, World

Car bombs kill 27 – Islamic State fighters attack Samarra

Car bombs kill 27 – Islamic State fighters attack Samarra

BAGHDAD: Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq’s capital killed 27 people yesterday, authorities said, as the country’s prime minister vowed to punish Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city. The first bombs exploded near the market in the town of Balad Ruz, 70 kilometers […]

Afghan most dangerous criminals executed – Obama to host new Afghan leaders

Posted by on 28/02/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Afghan most dangerous criminals executed – Obama to host new Afghan leaders

Afghan most dangerous criminals executed – Obama to host new Afghan leaders

KABUL: Afghanistan says it has executed one of the country’s most dangerous criminals, a man who was charged with a string of armed robberies, kidnappings and killings of Afghans and foreigners across the country. The national intelligence service said that Raees Khudaidad was hanged at Kabul’s main prison yesterday morning in the presence of senior […]

Zain claims 2nd place in Sailing Arabia leg

Posted by on 28/02/2015
Filed under Kuwait, Other Sports, Sports, Top Stories, World

Zain claims 2nd place in Sailing Arabia leg

Zain claims 2nd place in Sailing Arabia leg

KUWAIT: My recent sailing adventure with Zain’s admirable team has given me and the participants a grander perception of the importance of teamwork. My experience in the race was met with a lot of hard work and determination. I have witnessed through an all new perspective just how dependent the success of the team is […]

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila

Posted by on 28/02/2015
Filed under Asia, Top Stories, World

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila

MANILA: Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II. The US liberated […]

8 dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

Posted by on 28/02/2015
Filed under America, Top Stories, World

8 dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

8 dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

MISSOURI: A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives and neighbors before taking his own life, officials said yesterday. Seven people were found dead in four different homes in the sleepy Bible Belt village of Tyrone, in the south-central Ozarks section of the […]

Zimbabwe’s leader holds lavish 91st birthday bash – $1 million celebration financed with ‘donations’

Posted by on 28/02/2015
Filed under Africa, Top Stories, World

Zimbabwe’s leader holds lavish 91st birthday bash – $1 million celebration financed with ‘donations’

Zimbabwe’s leader holds lavish 91st birthday bash – $1 million celebration financed with ‘donations’

VICTORIA FALLS: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls yesterday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him. Thousands of supporters sat in large white tents during the $1 million birthday celebration on a rolling golf […]

Houthis take over US-trained Special Forces base – Search widens for abducted French woman, interpreter

Posted by on 25/02/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

India tightens security at churches after attacks – Delhi’s new chief pledges free water, cheap power for poor

Posted by on 25/02/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

UK to dispatch a team of soldiers to Ukraine for ‘training’ – US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

Posted by on 25/02/2015
Filed under Europe, Top Stories, World

India under pressure to deliver on ‘Modinomics’ – Critics say voters tired of waiting for change

Posted by on 25/02/2015
Filed under Business, Subcontinent, World

India under pressure to deliver on ‘Modinomics’ – Critics say voters tired of waiting for change

India under pressure to deliver on ‘Modinomics’ – Critics say voters tired of waiting for change

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveils its first full budget Saturday under intense pressure to bring about promised reforms to grow India’s economy after winning the biggest mandate in 30 years at last year’s elections. Modi has promised to slash red tape, reform tax and overhaul land acquisition laws to try to attract […]

Ex-climate panel chief in hospital amid sex claims

Posted by on 25/02/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, World

Ex-climate panel chief in hospital amid sex claims

Ex-climate panel chief in hospital amid sex claims

NEW DELHI: Rajendra Pachauri, who quit this week as head of the UN’s climate science panel following sexual harassment claims, is recovering in a New Delhi hospital from a heart problem, his lawyer said yesterday. Pachauri was admitted to hospital last week as police investigated claims he sexually harassed a female employee at his research […]

Ex-Marine convicted in ‘Sniper’ trial faces life in prison

Posted by on 25/02/2015
Filed under America, World

Ex-Marine convicted in ‘Sniper’ trial faces life in prison

Ex-Marine convicted in ‘Sniper’ trial faces life in prison

STEPHENVILLE: A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man. After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie Ray Routh’s erratic behavior, including statements about anarchy, the apocalypse and pig-human hybrids, they convicted Routh Tuesday […]

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