Egypt uses ‘shocking’ tactics against dissidents: Amnesty – ’Unprecedented spike’ in forced disappearances

CAIRO: A leading international rights group assailed Egyptian authorities yesterday, accusing them of using abductions, torture and other shocking tactics as a tool to...

Liberal hopes dashed as Egypt turns conservative

CAIRO: When Egypt's military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, Egyptians like Nabil dared to hope that their conservative country was on the brink...

Angry China warns against ‘cradle of war’ in sea

BEIJING: China warned rivals yesterday against turning the South China Sea into a "cradle of war" and threatened an air defense zone there, after...

Saudi reform drive confronts jobs challenge; Jobless rate for Saudi women on the rise

RIYADH: Their heads bowed, young Saudi men concentrate on exam papers in a workshop filled with industrial machines that will help them earn a...

Superbug precursor found in US again

NEW YORK: A New York City patient was infected with bacteria that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics last year, the earliest...

Dreams take flight for Pakistan’s pigeon racers

A flock of pigeons take off from a Lahore roof top at dawn, rising above the city's Mughal-era minarets before disappearing out of sight....

Tribunal rejects China’s South China Sea claims

THE HAGUE: An international tribunal ruled yesterday against China's claims it had "historical rights" in the South China Sea in a bitter dispute that...

Pokemon Go drives players into frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO: Pokemon Go mania has quickly swept the US as players armed with smartphones hunt streets, parks, rivers and elsewhere to capture monsters...

Cameron chairs his final Cabinet meeting – PM to depart office today

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a farewell Cabinet meeting yesterday, a day before handing over power to his successor following the historic...

India PM calls emergency meeting as Kashmir death toll rises – At least 29...

SRINAGAR, India: India's prime minister called an emergency meeting yesterday over escalating anti-India protests in Kashmir, where at least 29 people have died in...

Low-caste Indians thrashed for skinning dead cow

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: Members of a cow vigilante gang who stripped and beat low-caste villagers over alleged cow slaughter have been arrested in India after...

Rights group decries ‘forced anal exams’

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Human Rights Watch is urging an end to “forced anal examinations” with a report documenting them in eight countries, mostly in Africa,...

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