‘Missile Man’, former Indian president dies

GAUHATI, India: Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died yesterday after collapsing...

Australian ‘IS nurse’ remanded in custody

MELBOURNE: An Australian nurse who allegedly joined Islamic State in Syria was yesterday remanded in custody on terror charges relating to carrying out guard...

Dubai top cop files first anti-discrimination case

DUBAI: A high-ranking UAE police officer has filed a discrimination case against a Saudi writer, The National reported yesterday, the first time the UAE’s...

10 dead in assault on Indian police station

GURDASPUR, India: Ten people including three civilians were killed yesterday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the...

Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

LONDON: Indian tycoon Yusuffali M A has agreed a £110 million ($171 million) deal to develop a luxury hotel on the site of the...

Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

ISLAMABAD: When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter...

35 Cosby accusers on NY mag cover – Victims speak out

NEW YORK: Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united yesterday on a magazine cover to...

Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

MADRID: A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo...

Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

LONDON: A senior member of Britain’s House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber yesterday after he was...

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s...

KUWAIT: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his first foreign trip after the landmark nuclear accord, urged Tehran’s Gulf Arab neighbors to cooperate...

Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque – Israeli police enter holy site, block Arab youths

JERUSALEM: Israeli police yesterday entered Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews’ access to the...

Assad says army ‘fatigued’ but will ultimately prevail – Embattled president vows to win...

DAMASCUS: Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad acknowledged the shrinking ranks of his government’s army in a rare public speech yesterday, but insisted the force was...

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