Death toll from Pakistan factory collapse hits 44

LAHORE: Nearly five days after a Pakistani factory collapsed, the death toll has reached 44, rescue officials said yesterday, in one of the country's...

Myanmar junta votes in ‘military country’ – Win of democracy candidates could inflict a...

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar: President Thein Sein, the archrival of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voted yesterday in Myanmar's grandiose capital, built from scratch by...

Adapt to oil price drop, IMF chief urges Gulf – Lagarde expects crude prices...

DOHA: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned yesterday that global energy prices could remain low for years and urged Gulf countries to adjust...

For Afghan women, driving a car brings both fear and freedom

Since Rokhsar Azamee began driving the streets of Kabul last year, she has endured condescension, ridicule, and even threats to her life with some...

Black box data indicates Russian plane ‘bombed’

PARIS: Black box data from the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt last week indicate it was bombed, sources said yesterday, ahead of a...

China, Taiwan leaders join hands at historic summit – ‘We are brothers connected by...

SINGAPORE: The presidents of China and Taiwan reached across decades of Cold War-era estrangement and rivalry to exchange a historic handshake and warm words...

With attacks on Clinton, race enters a new phase – US Democratic opponents target...

ROCK HILL: Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders and former Gov Martin O'Malley escalated their attacks on 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton at a forum...

Modi pledges $12bn to ‘fulfil Kashmir dreams’ – PM addresses crowd amid intense security

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced $12 billion in financial assistance to Indian-administered Kashmir, more than a year after deadly floods devastated parts...

World alarm as Burundi poised to crush opponents – Government threatens to unleash a...

WASHINGTON: Senior world officials reacted with deep alarm yesterday as Burundi's government threatened to unleash a new round of blood-letting in the Great Lakes...

Russia suspends flights to Egypt

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin ordered the suspension of all Russian passenger flights to Egypt yesterday until the cause of a deadly plane crash at...

Germany to speed up procedure as migrants near million mark – ‘We took a...

ATHENS: Germany said Thursday it would speed up the repatriation of rejected asylum-seekers as new figures showed the country inching closer to the million-migrant...

IS accused of mustard gas attack, rebels push back regime in Syria – Reversing...

BEIRUT: Activists accused the Islamic State (IS) group yesterday of being behind a deadly gas attack in northern Syria this past summer, which the...

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