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Top Tibetan monk faces India money-laundering charges

NEW DELHI: A top Tibetan monk who is seen as a potential successor to the Dalai Lama is to be prosecuted for money-laundering after an Indian court overturned a decision…

For Lanka’s displaced Tamils, homecoming is bittersweet

JAFFNA: When Balasundaram Rasamalar finally got back her home in Sri Lanka’s battle-scarred north after years of military occupation, there was an unexpected problem. The toilet was still in the…

Jet Airways plane diverts to Muscat after bomb threat

Food politics hits India’s most malnourished children

Afghans, Taleban to meet again following Pak talks

ISLAMABAD: The first official peace talks between the Afghan Taleban and the government in Kabul concluded with an agreement to meet again after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, officials…

Rights group condemns Myanmar marriage bill

YANGON: Myanmar’s parliament is “playing with fire” by passing a bill regulating the right of women from the country’s Buddhist majority to marry men from outside their religion, an international…

Pak mechanic says blindness no roadblock to success

Taleban launch attacks on NATO, spy agency

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over ‘velfie’ craze

MUMBAI: Move over selfie, India is embracing the “velfie” with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile…

McCain denounces US troop Pullout plan in Afghanistan

KABUL: Influential Senator John McCain said yesterday the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 would be a "serious mistake", as stretched local forces battle…

Bangladesh police arrest ‘top Al-qaeda militant’

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said yesterday they had arrested 12 suspected militants including the local head of Al-Qaeda’s branch in the region, foiling an attack planned for the end of the…

Afghan court cancels death sentences in woman killing – ‘Court bowed to religious establishment’