Pope plans to duck dissidents in Cuba, spawning criticism – ‘He should exert more...

HAVANA: Pope Francis plans to meet with Cuba's president and its priests, its young and its sick, its churchgoers and its seminarians as he...

Crowds hold last ditch rally as Japan set to pass security bills – Troops...

TOKYO: Swelling crowds gathered outside Japan's parliament yesterday as lawmakers looked close to passing security bills that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for...

Lebanon TV station cleared of contempt in Hariri case

THE HAGUE: A Lebanese television station was yesterday cleared of charges of contempt for publishing details of witnesses in the trial of the alleged...

Taleban militants kill 20 in Pakistan military base – Another attack on mosque leaves...

PESHAWAR: A brazen Taleban attack on a Pakistani military base on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar killed 20 people on Friday,...

50 UAE, Bahrain troops killed in Yemen clashes – Black day for coalition *...

ABU DHABI: The UAE said 45 of its troops were killed in Yemen and Bahrain said it lost five soldiers yesterday, the deadliest day...

Obama meets King Salman

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a first and long-delayed White House summit yesterday, marked by warm public words...

Drowned migrant boys buried – Hungary warns of ‘mass inflow’ of refugees

KOBANI: A Syrian father yesterday buried his wife and his two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while Hungary's leader...

Cameron bows to pressure to take in more refugees – Move to improve lives...

LISBON: Prime Minister David Cameron agreed yesterday that Britain would take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees, after an outpouring of emotion over the image...

IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria’s Palmyra – Tower tombs were symbols...

DAMASCUS: Islamic State group jihadists have blown up several of ancient Palmyra's famed tower tombs as they press their demolition of the UNESCO-listed world...

In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

LUCKNOW: Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: For lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison...

Two arrested over Bangkok attack unlikely the bomber – Authorities refuse to confirm men’s...

BANGKOK: Thai police yesterday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main...

Confirmed MH370 wing part won’t change search: Australia – Flaperon has not yielded any...

SYDNEY: Confirmation that a plane part that washed up on a remote island was from missing jet MH370 was useful but would not alter...

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