Afghanistan commences ban on toy guns and weaponry – ‘Lead to physical, psychological damage...

KABUL: The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burnedout hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov...

North Korea marks end To ’53 Korean War – ‘Leave no Americans alive’, officials...

PYONGYANG: North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender...

Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

YANGON: From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But...

‘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...

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