Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hindu cow mobs rule as religious debate rages

TARANAGAR: As a truck screeches to a halt on an Indian highway in the middle of the night, devout young Hindus armed with sticks...

Bangladesh hands over top rebel leader to India

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh handed over a top separatist leader to India yesterday, officials on both sides said, after the two countries spent almost two...

Afghan police fire shots as Hazara rally boils over

KABUL: Afghan police yesterday fired into the air to disperse protesters who tried to scale the walls of a building near the President's palace...

India’s Modi heads to Britain seeking investment

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi will begin his first visit to Britain as Indian prime minister yesterday, seeking to boost investment in his booming country...

Suu Kyi party set for major win in Myanmar election – Suu Kyi says...

YANGON/MANDALAY: Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi made it clear yesterday that she was ready to defy the powerful military's attempts to clip...

Thousands protest Afghan killings as sectarian fears rise

GHAZNI, Afghanistan: Around 2,000 members of Afghanistan's Hazara ethnic minority held an angry protest yesterday after militants killed seven members of their community at...

Blaming the Kalash for calamity in northwest Pakistan

Conservative Muslims in Pakistan's northwest are blaming the animist Kalash for a powerful earthquake that flattened entire villages in October, claiming their immoral ways...

Soul searching for Modi after crushing Bihar rout – Indian PM urged to change...

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leaders of his party yesterday to discuss whether to overhaul policies and priorities in the wake...

Afghanistan, US condemn beheadings of women, child

KANDAHAR: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday condemned the beheading of a group of Shiite Hazaras, including a child, in the southern province of Zabul,...

India’s ‘medicine man’ brings pills to the poor – ‘The health care costs have...

NEW DELHI: It's early morning but already "Medicine Baba" Omkarnath Sharma is pounding the pavement in one of New Delhi's upscale neighborhoods, collecting the...

Death toll from Pakistan factory collapse hits 44

LAHORE: Nearly five days after a Pakistani factory collapsed, the death toll has reached 44, rescue officials said yesterday, in one of the country's...

Myanmar junta votes in ‘military country’ – Win of democracy candidates could inflict a...

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar: President Thein Sein, the archrival of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voted yesterday in Myanmar's grandiose capital, built from scratch by...

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