EU govts agree to get tough on deportations

LUXEMBOURG: European Union governments agreed yesterday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an border guard force among measures to cope...

After Obama apology, medical charity presses probe request; Important for NGOs working in conflict...

KABUL: A day after President Barack Obama apologized for a tragic US airstrike that killed at least 22 people at a hospital run by...

Lawmaker attacked as beef row grows

SRINAGAR: Lawmakers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party tried to assault an opposition member in a state parliament yesterday over eating beef, as debate...

Arrest, ads spotlight Pak army detentions

KARACHI: Paramilitary troops in Pakistan's biggest city arrested a prominent politician on Thursday, fuelling jitters about a showdown between the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement...

Jesters arrested for jokes get serious for elections; The one subject they refuse to...

MANDALAY: During Myanmar's darkest days of dictatorship, the Mustache Brothers' brazen, sarcastic stabs at military leaders won them nationwide notoriety, and fans. While the...

North Korea gears up for anniversary celebration; Marking 70th anniversary of nation’s ruling party

PYONGYANG: With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en...

German exports, imports plunge – ECB economist says ‘seeping pessimism’ about growth

BERLIN: German exports plunged in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis and leading institutes cut 2015 growth...

Oil-starved Nepal looks for suppliers to bring fuel by air – Indian truckers refuse...

KATHMANDU, Nepal: Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the...

New unrest hits Israel, West Bank despite calls for calm

JERUSALEM: New violence rocked Israel and the West Bank yesterday, including a stabbing in annexed east Jerusalem, even as Israel and Palestinian president Mahmud...

Boko Haram suspected after 14 killed in Nigeria blasts

LAGOS: At least 14 people were killed in three separate suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria yesterday, with suspicion falling on radical Islamist group...

Syria ground army launches offensive; Russia intensifies aerial, warship strikes

BEIRUT: Heavy Russian aerial bombing and cruise missile strikes launched from warships in the Caspian Sea yesterday provided cover for a major Syrian army...

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by...

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