Mosque attack drama headlines modest Saudi Film Fest

A drama about an attack on a mosque is headlining the third Saudi Film Festival, which opens Thursday amid hopes the conservative kingdom may...

Obama, Castro hold historic talks in Cuba – Two countries take another stride away...

HAVANA: US President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro held historic talks in Havana yesterday, discussing enduring disagreements over Cuba's human rights record and...

Man blows himself up in Belgrade bakery

BELGRADE: A man blew himself up in a bakery in the centre of the Serbian capital Belgrade yesterday, police said, adding that the blast...

Refugee deal ‘uphill effort’, says Greek PM – EU’s Mogherini vows more aid for...

ATHENS: Greece's prime minister warned yesterday that an international agreement to limit the number of refugees traveling to Europe could not be properly implemented...

Champion rams fight in Nigeria for cash, glory – Working to bring ram fighting...

LAGOS: Champion ram King of Oils shows no visible signs of stress before his semi-final fight at the National Stadium in Lagos. The amber...

Rampaging elephants kill five villagers in India

KOLKATA: Five people have been killed by wild elephants that went on the rampage, triggering panic in a village in eastern India, a local...

India gets ‘first’ gay marriage bureau

AHMEDABAD: An Indian entrepreneur has set up what is claimed to be the country’s first gay marriage bureau, seeking to arrange matches for homosexual...

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors – For many in ‘City of...

VRINDAVAN, UP: Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white...

Indonesia’s mentally ill languishing in shackles – Rife across rural areas with limited healthcare

BREBES: In a small faith healing centre in rural Indonesia, Sulaiman chanted in a confused fashion, tugged at a chain attached to his ankle,...

Gaza rockers and rappers struggle to carve out a space

Khamiss Abu Shaban's band would love to wow the kinds of crowds seen elsewhere, but in Hamas-run Gaza they struggle to find venues and...

Anti-Trump protesters rally in New York, block Arizona road

NEW YORK: Hundreds protested Donald Trump in New York and blocked a major road Saturday in the southwestern state of Arizona, where a demonstrator...

Congo extradites key suspect in Rwandan genocide

KINSHASA: Congo's justice minister says one of the most wanted suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has now been extradited home to face charges. Ladislas...

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