Alarm over Delhi pollution doesn’t stop Diwali fireworks

NEW DELHI: The fireworks have fizzled. The festival lights are coming down. What’s left of the Hindu holiday of Diwali in the Indian capital...

Britain and India eye trade deals

LONDON: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Queen Elizabeth II and address a huge rally at London’s Wembley Stadium during a three-day visit...

Bangladeshi village girls bend it like Beckham

KOLSINDUR: Bangladeshi village football coach Mofiz Uddin only decided to form a girls’ team in 2011 out of frustration at the local boys’ failure...

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,...

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