Taleban storm Afghan prison, free inmates

GHAZNI: Taleban insurgents in military uniform stormed an Afghan prison yesterday, freeing hundreds of inmates after detonating a car bomb and killing four policemen...

UN to issue Sri Lanka crimes report demanding justice – ‘Findings are of the...

GENEVA: The United Nations will release a long-delayed report tomorrow on war crimes committed during Sri Lanka’s civil war that will demand perpetrators face...

Pakistan liberates Taleban ‘no-go zones’ in Karachi

KARACHI: With a machine-gun in the back seat, his foot on the accelerator and wearing “Top Gun” style sunglasses, Azfar Mahesar pushes deeper into...

Nepal earthquake moves Gurung to beauty on NY catwalk

Nepalese-American designer to the A-list Prabal Gurung poured his heart onto the runway with a deeply personal New York show paying tribute to his...

Police hunt for explosives’ owner after deadly blast – Indian chief minister faces locals’...

NEW DELHI: Police in central India yesterday were looking for a man who was being blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that...

85 killed in India restaurant blasts

PETLAWAD, India: A powerful explosion triggered by a gas cylinder tore through a packed restaurant in India yesterday, killing at least 85 people and...

Policeman, two militants killed in Pakistan gunfight

PESHAWAR: Three people were killed and at least five others were injured in a gunfight in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar late Friday, police...

Two Britons killed as train derails in northern India – Another train derails in...

SHIMLA: Two Britons were killed and seven other passengers injured yesterday when a train carrying tourists to the hill town of Shimla in northern...

Bangladesh arrests militant chief over blogger murders

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s elite security force on Thursday arrested the head of a banned hardline Islamist group over the murders of two atheist bloggers that...

India court convicts 12 in 2006 Mumbai train blasts – Men convicted of conspiracy...

NEW DELHI: An Indian court yesterday convicted 12 people over a series of blasts that ripped through packed commuter trains in the financial capital...

Drinks, clubs, music: Karachi’s nightlife behind closed doors

Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest and most diverse city, was once home to a famous nightclub scene where luminaries from the world of jazz played to...

Bride shortage in north India drives men to look far afield – Selective abortions...

SORKHI: When Sadhuram Berwal wanted to get married, his family went about it in the traditional Indian way, asking relatives, neighbors and local temple...

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