Indian police arrest six over ink attack

MUMBAI: Indian police said yesterday they had arrested six members of a far-right political group over an ink attack on an activist who organised...

Little-known Indonesian writers tackle taboos on world stage

Little-known Indonesian writers will take centre stage at the world’s largest book fair this week, led by trailblazing women tackling taboos in their conservative...

Tokyo fashion: A-bombs and equality on the runway

Most fashion designers try to stand out from the crowd by developing their own individual niche. Takafumi Tsuruta wants to appeal to everybody, especially...

Turkey PM says IS prime suspect over worst attack

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu yesterday said the Islamic State (IS) extremist group was the prime suspect in the double suicide bombings in...

Jersualem stabbing spreads more fear – Attacker shot dead by other officers

JERUSALEM: A new stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City and a car attack spread more fear among Israelis yesterday as Palestinian unrest showed little sign...

EU demands halt to Russia strikes on Syrian rebels – Russia’s intervention an unwelcome...

LUXEMBOURG: The EU demanded yesterday the "immediate" halt of Russian air strikes against moderate Syrian rebel groups and warned a lasting peace was impossible...

Indian far-right protest Pakistani book launch

MUMBAI: An Indian activist yesterday accused far-right protesters of dousing him in black ink over the launch of a former Pakistani foreign minister's book,...

Bangladesh arrests Islamists for slashing pastor’s throat

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said yesterday they had arrested five Islamists for the attempted murder of a Christian pastor whose throat was slashed in the...

Philippines’ turbulent election season kicks off – Mayor of southern island of Mindanao shot...

MANILA: The Philippines' election season kicked off yesterday with politicians registering for thousands of posts, launching a typically raucous and deadly seven months of...

Missionaries of Charity ends adoption services in India

KOLKATA: The Missionaries of Charity, the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa, has decided to close its adoption services in India after the...

Indian children labor to bring sparkle to makeup

GIRIDIH, India: Her face caked in dirt and hair matted with sweat, eight-year-old Lalita Kumari hacks away at pieces of rock containing an elusive...

Teenage girls and drama therapy break new ground in Iraq

Haneen, who has spent most of her life in orphanages, says she used to stay weeks locked up in herself, aimlessly eating, watching TV...

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