India denies visas to US religious freedom monitors

WASHINGTON: A US government team that monitors religious freedom around the world has been denied visas to India, New Delhi's embassy in Washington confirmed...

Foreign patients turn to India in search of cut-price cures

NEW DELHI: When doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had Hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded...

Indian-American could be a Supreme Court judge

KANSAS CITY; Sri Srinivasan, a federal appeals judge who was born in India and grew up in Kansas, would be the first foreign-born justice...

India’s female scavengers enslaved by caste and gender discrimination – Dalit group traditionally the...

MUMBAI: New legislation in India to crack down on the practice of forcing mainly the poorest women to clear other people’s excreta will have...

Afghan Taleban leadership is in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A top Pakistani official has said for the first time publicly that the Afghan Taleban’s leadership enjoys a safe haven inside his country,...

Miracle seeking on the Pakistan’s Quran mountain

Deep inside the dry, biscuit-colored mountains surrounding Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta lies an unexpected treasure: a honeycomb of tunnels bursting with cases of...

Militants mount deadly attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

JALALABAD: Gunfire and an explosion echoed yesterday as militants attacked India's consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing three people in the...

Pakistani murders sisters in latest ‘honor killings’

LAHORE: Pakistani police were yesterday hunting a man who shot dead both his sisters in an apparent "honor killing", days after a Pakistani director...

Jewelers across gold-loving India strike over ‘excise tax’

MUMBAI: Jewelers across gold-loving India started a three-day strike yesterday in a bid to force the government to shelve plans for a controversial excise...

Osama bin Laden left millions for jihad – Laden wanted fortune used for jihad

WASHINGTON: In his handwritten will, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth - the bulk of which...

Indian army candidates stripped to foil cheating

NEW DELHI: India’s army made candidates at a recruitment day in Bihar take a written exam in their underwear to prevent them from cheating,...

Afghan women, girls face ‘invasive virginity tests’

KABUL: Afghan women and girls accused of so-called moral crimes are often forced to endure invasive and scientifically questionable "virginity tests" by government doctors,...

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