Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem

COLOMBO: A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka’s national anthem was performed at the country’s independence ceremony yesterday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step...

10 soldiers missing in Himalayan avalanche

SRINAGAR: Rescuers searched yesterday for 10 soldiers feared buried in an avalanche in India's remote Himalayas near the de facto border with Pakistan, an...

Pakistan’s airports in chaos over PIA strike

KARACHI: Pakistan’s airports were plunged into chaos yesterday as employees of the national flag carrier protested the deaths of two colleagues killed while demonstrating...

Indian company says working on two possible Zika vaccines

MUMBAI: Indian biotechnology company Bharat Biotech said yesterday it was working on two possible vaccines to fight the Zika virus, which has been linked...

1 dead, several injured in clashes at Karachi airport

KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines employee was shot dead yesterday and several more were wounded after clashes broke out between law enforcement agencies and...

Travel ban fuels talk of Myanmar constitutional challenge and rift – Myanmar constitution bars...

NAYPYITAW: The party of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has instructed its lawmakers not to leave the capital, rank-and-file members said, fuelling speculation of...

Indian minister wants compulsory sex tests

NEW DELHI: India’s children’s minister has called for mandatory tests to determine the sex of an unborn child to try to counter high levels...

Delhi police under fire – Video of demo violence goes viral

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the city's police yesterday of terrorizing protesters after video footage of them belting university students with...

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...

Disabled passenger claims Air India made her ‘crawl’

NEW DELHI: A disabled passenger said yesterday she was forced to crawl on New Delhi airport's tarmac after Air India failed to provide a...

Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that...

Pakistani cleric willing to review blasphemy law – Misuse of law led to hundreds...

ISLAMABAD: The head of a powerful religious body said yesterday he is willing to review Pakistan's harsh blasphemy laws that critics say are regularly...

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