Student hurls shoe at Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: An Islamic seminary student hurled a shoe at Pakistan's former prime minister yesterday, an act considered a major insult in the Muslim country....

Thousands flock to Indian Himalayas for rare Buddhist festival

Hundreds of thousands of monks, devotees and tourists have flocked to India's remote Ladakh region for a rare Buddhist festival, dubbed the "Kumbh Mela...

Is Modi moving towards a Hindu India?

BJP wins biggest majority in 40 years NEW DELHI: A saffron-robed Hindu holy man was sworn in yesterday to lead India's most populous state, sealing...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing

JAFFNA: Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders yesterday asked the top UN human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians...

Gold hidden in rectums of 11 passengers

NEW DELHI: Gold smugglers are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to get the metal past customs, Indian officials say, after nearly a dozen people...

Rubbish piles up in pollution-hit Delhi – India cities get funds to tackle woes...

NEW DELHI: Rubbish piled up on New Delhi's streets yesterday as refuse collectors vowed to push ahead with a nearly week-long strike, the latest...

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

LAHORE: A Pakistani court yesterday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that...

Indian city barricaded as rape guru awaits sentencing

SIRSA, India: Supporters of an Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers yesterday after the "godman" was convicted of rape, but authorities are...

India to deport Rohingya despite UN registration

NEW DELHI: All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and...

Muslim man killed in new suspected India ‘cow lynching’

Amazon faces backlash in India for selling items with images of 'gods' MUMBAI: Amazon.com faced a social media...

Bangladesh opposition goes underground as threats grow

'We were attacked by ruling party men' DHAKA: In this photo taken on December 16, 2018 a man...

Afghan forces struggle with ‘ghost’ soldiers – Dead soldiers, police remain active on paper

KANDAHAR: Afghan forces are struggling to man the front lines against a resurgent Taleban, in part because of untold numbers of "ghost" troops who...

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