Monday, January 21, 2019

Nearly 600 dead in South Asia floods

NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said yesterday, as relief and...

African diplomats blast India over racist attacks

NEW DELHI: Representatives of 44 African countries accused the Indian government yesterday of failing to do enough to stop racist attacks on their nationals...

Sri Lanka Prime Minister’s residence becomes symbol of power struggle

Thousands of loyalists camp out at Temple Trees residence COLOMBO: The banquet hall at Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister's official residence is packed with supporters...

Pakistani Hazara women find a safe space in social venture

Shiite ethnic minority often targeted by extremists QUETTA: Working at "Hazara", a restaurant in the Pakistani city of Quetta, is a potentially deadly political act:...

Pakistan protests Bangladesh’s execution of Islamist leader

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has summoned a senior Bangladeshi diplomat to protest the “unfortunate hanging” of the head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party for his alleged...

Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

Kasem bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of...

Indian serial thief steals 120 hotel TVs

NEW DELHI: Indian police have detained a man who stole 120 TV sets from hotels over four months, officials said yesterday. Vasudev Nanaiah booked...

Fury as Delhi gang-rapist freed

NEW DELHI: The youngest convict in an infamous fatal gang-rape in New Delhi has been released from a youth correctional facility, police said yesterday,...

Protests greet world’s biggest statue in remote corner of India

Angry local communities have warned India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay away from the inauguration on Wednesday of the world's biggest statue, a...

Giving birth in Afghanistan: Inside MSF’s ‘baby factory’

KHOST: The mother was admitted at 9:30 am, the birth recorded at 9:35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity...

‘Save the Children’ Afghan staff huddled in basement

IS battled security forces meters away from compound JALALABAD, Afghanistan: For nearly 10 hours Kamran Khan and his terrified Save the Children colleagues huddled in...

India’s 10-year rape victim delivers baby

Child denied abortion by top court MUMBAI: A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied an abortion by India's top court gave birth yesterday in a...

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