Rat poison sales boom in Nigeria over Lassa fever fears – ‘Lassa doesn’t discriminate...

KANO, Nigeria: Sales of rat poison have taken off in Nigeria following an outbreak of Lassa fever that has left at least 76 people...

Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion to eradicate malaria – ‘The world’s deadliest...

LONDON: Britain's finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled yesterday a plan to spend billions to eradicate "the world's deadliest killer" malaria. Chancellor...

Heroine’s welcome home for Philippines’ Miss Universe

Confetti rained down as tens of thousands of shrieking fans paralysed traffic in the Philippine capital yesterday to welcome home the newly crowned Miss...

Iran arrests 100 over Saudi embassy attack

TEHRAN: Iran has arrested around 100 people over the attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy that led to Riyadh cutting diplomatic ties with Tehran, a...

Taleban reaffirms authority of its Qatar ‘political office’

DUBAI: The Afghan Taleban said yesterday that its "political office" in Qatar is the only entity authorized to carry out negotiations on its behalf,...

Storm-hit US digs out, travel woes continue – Record blizzard paralyzed NY, Washington

NEW YORK: Millions of people in the eastern United States started digging out yesterday from a huge blizzard that brought New York and Washington...

Obama urges ‘serious’ action against Pakistan extremists

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama has urged Pakistan to show it is "serious" about crushing extremist networks operating on its territory, saying the...

Armed teachers in classrooms: Pakistan’s horrifying new world

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons...

Hollande starts India visit, says jet deal will take time – French president chief...

CHANDIGARH: France's President Francois Hollande played down the prospect of a swift conclusion to a drawn-out deal for New Delhi to buy 36 French...

Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

MANILA: The new Miss Universe, back in the Philippines after an epic televised blunder surrounding her crowning, said yesterday she would use the attention...

Iran, China vow tighter ties

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday hailed a "new chapter" in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the...

Kerry reassures Gulf allies

RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, sought yesterday to reassure Gulf allies concerned about a perceived warming...

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