Saudi says fossil fuels still needed despite global warming fears

RIYADH: Leading crude exporter Saudi Arabia supports efforts to limit global warming but believes fossil fuels should remain part of the world energy mix,...

Afghan woman stoned to death for ‘adultery’

KABUL: A young Afghan woman was stoned to death after being accused of adultery, officials said yesterday, a medieval punishment apparently recorded in a...

Boko Haram ghosts haunt ‘liberated’ areas in Nigeria’s northeast – Residents still fearful despite...

MUBI: Life seems to be returning to normal in this northern Nigerian town a year after the army expelled the Islamist fighters of Boko...

Syria rebels accused of using hostages as ‘human shields’ – Hostages placed in cages...

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian rebel groups outside Damascus of war crimes after they placed hostages including civilians in cages for use...

‘Spying’ on the Pope: Vatican leaks reveal dirty dealings

VATICAN CITY: The pope's private conversations allegedly wiretapped by a racy social climber and a Spanish prelate-the latest scandal to hit the Vatican has...

‘Germany no easy country,’ VC Gabriel tells refugees – Britons do not want to...

BERLIN: Germany is "not an easy country", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel yesterday warned refugees who have flocked to the EU's top economy, reiterating Berlin's...

Journalist gunned down in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A Pakistani journalist was shot dead by unknown attackers in the troubled northwest yesterday, police said, a region where reporters are frequently targeted...

Indonesia deports Indian fugitive ‘Chotta Rajan’

BALI, Indonesia: An alleged Indian crime boss arrested upon arrival on the Indonesian island of Bali last month was to be deported yesterday, police...

Wedding revelers in Afghan village exult over Taliban rout

Ankle bells chimed as male dancers shimmied beneath chandeliers in midnight wedding revelry that drew together an entire frontline Afghan village just days after...

Pistorius lawyers battle to avoid murder charges

BLOEMFONTEIN: Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers yesterday fought to keep him from returning to jail as state prosecutors argued for a murder conviction in a combative...

Palestinian teen killed after alleged stabbing attempt

JERUSALEM: Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who they say tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank yesterday, in the latest such...

Airline blames crash on ‘external’ factors – ‘No technical failures could account for accident’

MOSCOW: The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board came down due to "external" factors, the airline said...

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