Cameron ups pressure on MPs for Syria strikes vote – PM could pledge an...

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday argued that the terror attacks in Paris have bolstered the case for Britain to join air strikes in...

Pakistani militants killed in drone strike buried

PESHAWAR: Thousands have attended the weekend funerals of 21 Pakistani militants killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, local officials and residents said, with...

Pakistani jailed for Facebook ‘hate speech’

LAHORE: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shiite Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook,...

Dhaka asks Islamabad not to interfere in internal affairs – Pakistan’s criticism of executions...

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh accused Pakistan yesterday of interfering in its internal affairs by criticizing the execution of two opposition leaders for alleged war crimes...

Explosion hits controversial Tokyo war shrine, no injuries

TOKYO: A suspected explosive device damaged a bathroom at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine yesterday, but no one at the controversial war memorial was hurt, officials...

At least 12 men on boys on Australian terror watch-list – PM convenes national...

SYDNEY: Australian officials said yesterday they were aware of 12 men or boys in the community who they believe could commit an act of...

Endangered rhino dies in US zoo; 3 remaining worldwide

LOS ANGELES: A northern white rhinoceros, one of just four left on Earth, died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after...

Obama: World must not succumb to terror fears

KUALA LUMPUR: US President Barack Obama called yesterday for resolve in the face of heightened jihadist threats, insisting panicked citizens must not succumb to...

Scores dead in Myanmar jade landslide

YANGON: Around 100 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said yesterday, as search...

Bangladesh executes two oppn leaders for war crimes

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh executed two opposition leaders yesterday for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against...

Belgium hunts ‘several’ suspects – Tense Brussels reviews security alert

BRUSSELS: A tense Belgian capital was locked down for a second day yesterday with police and troops patrolling deserted streets as authorities reviewed whether...

Berlin sets up refugee shelter at former Stasi HQ

BERLIN: Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx...

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