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...

Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia,...

With relish, Kabul’s middle class embraces the food truck trend

When the first Lazeez food truck arrived in Kabul many mistook it for a rickshaw and wanted to hail a ride-the yellow chassis and...

India marks Republic Day with camels, stunt-riders

NEW DELHI: Thousands gathered in New Delhi amid tight security yesterday for India's annual Republic Day parade, a pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring...

5 facts about India’s Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI: French President Francois Hollande is the chief guest at India's Republic Day parade yesterday, a spectacular showcase of the nation's military power...

Pakistan university demands weapons after deadly attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A Pakistan university attacked by the Taleban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security...

France, India to strengthen counter-terror cooperation – Rafale deal could be finalized after tortuous...

NEW DELHI: French President Francois Hollande vowed yesterday not to weaken his resolve against terrorism as he held talks with India's leader on security...

Taleban reaffirms authority of its Qatar ‘political office’

DUBAI: The Afghan Taleban said yesterday that its "political office" in Qatar is the only entity authorized to carry out negotiations on its behalf,...

Obama urges ‘serious’ action against Pakistan extremists

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama has urged Pakistan to show it is "serious" about crushing extremist networks operating on its territory, saying the...

Armed teachers in classrooms: Pakistan’s horrifying new world

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons...

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