Trafficked Nepali women trapped in Syria

MURALI BHANJYANG, Nepal: Nepali villager Sunita Magar thought she was heading to a safe factory job in Kuwait, but only when she landed in...

US, France warn Syrian regime ahead of talks

GENEVA: The United States and France warned the Syrian regime yesterday against trying to disrupt the fragile ceasefire as the warring sides prepared for...

India’s hardline Hindus ditch trademark shorts

NEW DELHI: A hardline Indian Hindu movement announced yesterday it was abandoning its trademark khaki shorts to try to modernize the dress code, 91...

China terror convictions nearly doubled in 2015 – Muslim region of Xinjiang main contributor

BEIJING: Convictions for state security crimes including "violent terrorism" nearly doubled in 2015, figures from China's top court showed yesterday, following a "strike hard"...

Filipino kidnapper of soldier, priest slain

MANILA: The leader of a southern Philippine gang behind the kidnapping of an Australian ex-soldier and an Irish priest was shot dead by security...

Hackers tried to steal $951m from Bangladesh bank

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s central bank confirmed yesterday that cyber criminals tried to withdraw $951 million from its US bank account, as the country’s finance minister...

1,000-year-old Indian statues seized from NYC auction house

Two Indian statues that are more than 1,000 years old were seized Friday from Christie’s auction house after investigators discovered they had been smuggled...

Business as usual at Gitmo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba: A length of razor wire dangles onto a chain-link fence, clinking gently in the warm breeze. Long, thick grass...

Kerry stresses need to end conflicts in Syria, Yemen

HAFR AL-BATIN, Saudi Arabia: US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the need to move now to end the conflicts in Syria and Yemen...

EU, Cuba normalize ties in ‘historic step’ – A step toward ending Cuba’s status...

HAVANA: The European Union and Cuba signed a deal Friday to normalize relations, including an agreement on the delicate issue of human rights-a breakthrough...

US and South Korea stage assault drill – North threatens to wipe out enemies

POHANG: US and South Korean troops staged a big amphibious landing exercise yesterday, storming simulated North Korean beach defenses amid heightened tension and threats...

Chaotic scenes as Trump cancels rally – Trump under fire from rivals for rally...

CHICAGO: Donald Trump cancelled a rally in Chicago Friday in the face of huge protests, triggering chaotic scenes as demonstrators scuffled with supporters of...

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