Afghanistan, US condemn beheadings of women, child

KANDAHAR: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday condemned the beheading of a group of Shiite Hazaras, including a child, in the southern province of Zabul,...

Catalan parliament kicks off secession from Spain – 72 pro-independence lawmakers vote for a...

BARCELONA: Lawmakers in Catalonia officially kicked off a process to secede from Spain by 2017 despite impassioned pleas against independence, in an unprecedented showdown...

Saudi carries out 146th execution

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a citizen convicted of killing a policeman, the Interior Ministry announced, bringing to 146 the number of death sentences...

Jordanian policeman kills US, S African instructors – Attack coincides with 10th anniversary of...

AMMAN: A Jordanian policeman shot dead two US instructors, a South African and a fellow Jordanian at a police training centre yesterday before being...

France fights sexual violence on public transport

PARIS: France launched an awareness campaign yesterday in a bid to halt the crude comments, groping and sexual violence that women face daily on...

Europe urged to move faster on migrant crisis – EU-Africa summit in Malta tomorrow

BRUSSELS: European Union interior ministers faced renewed pressure to deliver on their promises for tackling the migration crisis yesterday as they met to prepare...

Swedish support for migrants falls: poll

STOCKHOLM: A growing number of Swedes want their country to take in fewer migrants, a poll showed yesterday, as Sweden struggles to manage an...

India’s ‘medicine man’ brings pills to the poor – ‘The health care costs have...

NEW DELHI: It's early morning but already "Medicine Baba" Omkarnath Sharma is pounding the pavement in one of New Delhi's upscale neighborhoods, collecting the...

Gunmen execute nine in Burundi capital – Rwanda accuses Burundi leaders of committing ‘massacres’

NAIROBI: Gunmen executed nine people in Burundi's capital hours before police launched house-to-house searches for weapons yesterday, amid international fears of fresh bloodletting in...

Saudi Arabia executes 3 Iranian drug traffickers

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed three Iranians convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said, bringing to 145 the number of death sentences carried...

Yemen fighting kills more than 50

ADEN: More than 50 people were killed in Yemen in the past two days in fighting pitting an Arab coalition against Houthi fighters backed...

Cameron to give strongest warning over likely EU exit – British PM warns European...

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will this week give his strongest warning yet that he might back Britain leaving the EU unless other...

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