Ex-Australia PM says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’ – Remarks slammed as ‘entirely...

SYDNEY: Deposed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared yesterday "cultures are not all equal" and the West should proclaim its superiority over Islam which...

Iraq forces retake large part of Ramadi from IS

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces recaptured a large part of the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group yesterday, officials said, scoring a significant...

Trump under fire over Muslim ban call

WASHINGTON: A firestorm erupted yesterday over Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States as religious leaders, the White House...

Saudi executes Pakistani heroin smuggler – Sri Lankan Maid wins reprieve from death by...

COLOMBO: Saudi authorities have agreed to retry a Sri Lankan housemaid sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, her country's deputy foreign minister said...

New terror threat frays American unity

WASHINGTON: After two grinding decades of combating Islamist terror, America is split asunder, divided not just on how to defeat the Islamic State, but...

Reckless arms transfers to Iraq ‘fuelled IS crimes’ – Human rights watchdog calls for...

BAGHDAD: Decades of irresponsible arms transfers to Iraq fuelled the Islamic State group's firepower and ability to carry out atrocities on a massive scale,...

Islamic State song ‘in Mandarin’ worries China

BEIJING: A Chinese-language song purportedly released by Islamic State shows the need for closer global cooperation against terrorism, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday, as...

Foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq ‘more than doubled’

HONG KONG: The number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria has more than doubled since last year to at least 27,000, a report...

Pope Francis opens the door to Catholic Jubilee – Machine guns, no-fly zone guard...

VATICAN CITY: Tens of thousands of Roman Catholics backed up for blocks at the Vatican yesterday for the strictest security checks in living memory...

Court case alleges Gandhis misused party funds – Congress stalls parliament over government’s ‘Gandhi...

NEW DELHI: India's main opposition Congress party yesterday held hostage Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hopes of passing a crucial tax reform, stalling parliament and...

Oscar Pistorius bailed, tagged and free to roam

PRETORIA: Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, was granted bail yesterday and has the freedom of South Africa's...

Eagles of Death Metal members revisit Paris attack site

Members of California rock band Eagles of Death Metal yesterday revisited the ravaged Paris theater where they survived a massacre by Islamic extremist suicide...

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