Philippines boosts security ahead of economic summit – 125,000-member force on ‘full alert’

MANILA: The Philippines put its military and police on full alert yesterday and pledged "higher security" for world leaders meeting at an economic summit...

Paris attacks evoke dark memories for Mumbai

MUMBAI: For residents of the bustling Indian port of Mumbai, the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday night carry somber echoes of a bloody...

Thousands cheer Modi at London mega-rally – 500 protesters barrack departing Modi supporters

LONDON: London's hallowed Wembley Stadium gave Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a raucous welcome usually reserved for football stars David Beckham and Wayne Rooney...

Promised land? Rastafaris struggle in Ethiopia

They came from across the world to Ethiopia in search of their "promised land", but for many Rastafarians, struggling to win even basic rights,...

US band caught up in Paris attacks

The California-based rock band Eagles of Death Metal was in the midst of a European tour, promoting its fourth album release, when the musicians...

French seek friends, shelter on social media after attacks

PARIS: French people took to social media to find friends and relatives, search for shelter and tell the world they were safe yesterday, after...

Bill restricting Brazil abortions inspires anger

RIO DE JANEIRO: It is a disturbing scene: a Brazilian rape victim arrives at the hospital seeking an abortion, but first she must prove...

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria – Washington ‘reasonably certain’ Emwazi is...

LONDON: A US strike on Syria that targeted British militant "Jihadi John" was "an act of self-defense", Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday,...

Lebanon PM holds emergency meeting – Nation mourns 44 killed in Beirut bombing

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam held an emergency meeting with his security cabinet and military chiefs yesterday as the nation mourned 44 people...

Rising star struggles with French inequality

PARIS: She is a rising political star and a striking immigrant success story from France's ghetto-like suburbs, but Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem faces huge...

Britain, India sign big deals despite protests – Modi seeking to rebuild after Bihar...

LONDON: Britain and India welcomed more than £9 billion ($13.7 billion) in commercial deals during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but...

Suu Kyi party wins Myanmar elections – World leaders laud historic polls

YANGON: Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition yesterday secured a parliamentary majority from last weekend's polls that will allow it to elect a president and...

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