Secular publisher murdered, 3 hurt in new Bangladesh attacks – Al-Qaeda branch claims responsibility

DHAKA: The publisher of an atheist writer killed earlier this year by suspected Islamists was hacked to death in Bangladesh yesterday, hours after two...

Nepal turns to China after India restricts fuel supply – Kathmandu signs deal with...

KATHMANDU: Fuel-starved Nepal has signed an agreement with China to import gasoline, diesel and cooking gas, effectively ending a monopoly on supply from India,...

Indian airline blocks woman in short dress from flight

MUMBAI: A female passenger was prevented from boarding a domestic flight in India because she was showing too much leg, the budget carrier IndiGo...

Modi, Mugabe press for UN reform – Reflect the growing powers of emerging nations:...

NEW DELHI: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that India and Africa must join forces to call for reform of the United Nations...

India to ban surrogacy service to foreigners

NEW DELHI: India's government said yesterday it would ban foreigners from using surrogate mothers in the country, a move likely to hit the booming...

Rescuers struggle to reach Afghan-Pakistan survivors – Desperate victims appeal for amenities

SHANGLA: Rescuers raced against time yesterday to reach cold and hungry survivors of an earthquake that left entire communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan marooned...

India woos Africa with aid, technology – Summit begins today with 54 African nations

NEW DELHI: In Mozambique, India is building a solar panel plant that will help the southern African country harness renewable energy. Cameroon, in Central...

Zuckerberg in India to get ‘next billion online’

NEW DELHI: Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday he believes India will be crucial to getting “the next billion online” and...

Afghan-Pakistan quake toll tops 350 – Hunt for survivors continues, communication system disrupted

ISLAMABAD: Rescuers were yesterday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taleban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake...

India reels in ailing gangster to hunt down ‘most-wanted man’

NEW DELHI: India's national security adviser devised a plan to secure the arrest of a fugitive Mumbai gangster in Indonesia as part of a...

Devastating quake rocks South Asia – More than 160 confirmed dead, numbers to rise

ISLAMABAD: A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which rocked parts of South Asia killed more than 160 people yesterday, including 12 Afghan girls crushed in...

Four held in Bangladesh over aid worker murder

DHAKA: Bangladesh made its first arrests over an Italian aid worker's murder as authorities insisted yesterday the killing was a plot by government opponents...

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