Bangladesh’s Sufis living in fear after machete attacks

DHAKA: Each time he hears of the latest deadly machete attack, Ashraful Islam can't help but think of his father's gruesome murder and fear...

How to spot a militant: Pakistani army removes roofs in Waziristan – Security forces...

SHAKAI: House after house flicks by hundreds of feet beneath a military helicopter, many distinguished by one arresting feature: their roofs have been removed...

Pakistani teacher held over ‘baseless’ blasphemy claim

MUZAFFARGARH, PAKISTAN: A Muslim teacher in Pakistan could face the death penalty after being accused of blasphemy, sparking anger from school officials and activists...

More than 2,000 Indians contract HIV after transfusions

NEW DELHI: More than 2,000 Indians contracted HIV over a 17-month period after receiving blood transfusions, data from the national AIDS body showed Yesterday....

Expats trapped by debts amid slowdown in Gulf

DOHA: The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Arabian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions...

Debt bondage, exploitation spoil India’s mango harvest

KRISHNAGIRI: It is noon and Dilbar Ali is racing against time. The first truckloads of mangoes from the orchards of Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri region in southern...

Taleban kills 16 bus passengers – ‘1.2 million’ Afghans internally displaced

KUNDUZ: The Taleban killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others yesterday after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials said,...

Pressure grows on India over marital rape

NEW DELHI: Almost immediately after Deepti's wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began-behind closed doors at the hands...

Bangladesh sentences six to death for bank robbery – Surge of Islamist violence has...

DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh yesterday sentenced six Islamist militants to hang for a bank robbery in April that killed eight people, lawyers said,...

Afghan official says Taleban attacks killed 12 policemen – 15 year old southern insurgency...

KABUL: A string of coordinated Taleban attacks on police checkpoints in the increasingly volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand killed at least 12 policemen,...

India police arrest two after gang-rape, hanging of teenager

LUCKNOW: India police have arrested two men over the gang-rape of a teenage girl whose body was found hanging from a tree, a senior...

Chinese worker wounded in Pakistan bomb attack

KARACHI: A Chinese worker and his driver were wounded in Pakistan yesterday in a bomb attack claimed by ethnic nationalists opposed to plans for...

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