Record rains flood south Indian state – Heaviest 24-hour downpour in a century

CHENNAI: The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused massive flooding across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting...

Rise of anti-Taleban militias stokes instability fears

JAMSHEDI, Afghanistan: Riding on horseback and motorbikes, commander Naeem's fighters combed a fog-enveloped Taleban infiltration route in Afghanistan's northern badlands, as the government expands...

2 Pakistani soldiers killed in targeted Karachi attack – Pakistan denies war crimes in...

KARACHI: Gunmen killed two Pakistani soldiers in the southern city of Karachi yesterday, the military said, a rare attack on the powerful army that...

Nepal arrests 38 in strike against ‘Indian blockade’

KATHMANDU: Police in Nepal arrested 38 protesters yesterday for trying to enforce a strike against neighbouring India, which is accused of orchestrating a weeks-long...

Gay rights activists march in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi...

Pakistan’s Ahmadis battle mob and state for identity – Victims claim it is state-sponsored...

ISLAMABAD: "Are these the people with bullets who took my papa away?" two-year-old Sabiha Ahmad asked her mother anxiously when AFP visited her family,...

Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly...

Gunmen attack B’desh Shiite mosque, kill one – IS claims deadly attack

DHAKA: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility yesterday for a deadly attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh, as fears grow...

India jails 2 hospital staff for ’embezzling’ 17 cents ; Defense lawyer accuses court...

NEW DELHI: An Indian court has sentenced two medical workers to a year in prison for embezzling 11 rupees (17 cents) in public funds...

India’s Bihar state announces plans to ban alcohol

NEW DELHI: The chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar yesterday announced plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol in the...

US must address waste and fraud in Afghan aid – Military intervention after 9/11...

KABUL: With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the US official in charge of...

Disabled man set for scaffold as Pakistan nears 300th execution

ISLAMABAD:- Pakistan was set to execute a disabled man today as activists said it was nearing its 300th hanging in under a year, and...

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