5 bodies spotted in search for missing climbers in India

PITHORAGARH, India: A helicopter searching for eight climbers missing on India's second-highest peak spotted five bodies yesterday, officials said. Nothing has been...

Protests over Muslim politicians grip Sri Lanka city

COLOMBO: Demonstrations by several thousand people gripped Sri Lanka’s pilgrim city of Kandy yesterday as Buddhist monks demanded the sacking of three...

World’s 15 hottest places are in India, Pakistan as pre-monsoon heat builds

Parched India awaits monsoon rains as reservoirs begin to run dry NEW DELHI: India warned of severe heat in...

India accuses Pakistan of harassing guests at Islamabad party

ISLAMABAD: Indian diplomats in Islamabad complained yesterday that Pakistan security officials had hassled guests invited to a Ramadan fast-breaking meal at a...

India bakes as mercury nears 50 degrees Celsius

NEW DELHI: Temperatures pushed towards 50 degrees Celsius across much of India yesterday as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages...

US pulls tax exemption from Pakistani diplomats

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday that it had suspended tax exemption privileges enjoyed by Pakistani diplomats due to parallel disputes with...

US cuts off India GSP trade access

WASHINGTON: The United States will end preferential trade treatment for India from Wednesday, US President Donald Trump has announced, in a...

Bangladesh madrasas told to appoint women mentors after murder

DHAKA: Bangladesh has ordered state-funded Islamic seminaries to appoint female mentors to prevent violence against women and children, an official said yesterday,...

India’s Modi sworn in ahead of unveiling revamped govt

BJP makes history by increasing its majority NEW DELHI: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in yesterday...

Pakistani man murders HIV positive wife in epidemic-hit south

KARACHI: A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife yesterday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the...

50 injured as Kashmiris help rebels escape

SRINAGAR: At least 50 people were injured in clashes in Indian Kashmir yesterday as protestors helped rebels escape a siege by government...

Pakistan not invited to Modi swearing-in

NEW DELHI: India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the swearing-in of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, two Indian...

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