Monks claim victory as Myanmar Muslims face election exclusion – Anti-Muslim campaign stokes religious...

MANDALAY: With a smile, Myanmar’s most notorious Buddhist monk boasts of the sleepless nights he endures on his self-appointed quest against the country’s Muslims-one...

WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

LONDON/MUMBAI: A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards...

Pakistan police arrest Christian for blasphemy

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan police said yesterday they have arrested and imprisoned a Christian man accused of blasphemy in Punjab. Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive...

Gunmen kill 13 passengers in Afghanistan as donors meet

KABUL: At least 13 Afghan civilians were killed yesterday in a previously peaceful region in the country’s north as President Ashraf Ghani sought to...

India court jails 3 for rape of Japan tourist

JAIPUR, India: An Indian court Friday convicted three men over the February rape of a young Japanese tourist and sentenced them each to 20...

In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

LUCKNOW: Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: For lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison...

India’s top ‘sexpert’ still telling it straight at 91 – More women seeking his...

MUMBAI: A 91-year-old Indian “sexpert” whose popular tabloid column has drawn both fans and critics with its straight-talking approach, provides a lifeline to readers...

Rape comment over advert sparks anger

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician came under fire yesterday for saying a condom advert starring a well-known porn star would trigger a hike in...

Chinese militants killed in Pakistan

BEIJING: Pakistan has eliminated “almost all” militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority on its territory, the country’s president said yesterday, as China conducts a...

India’s largest SUV maker rides into US on a scooter – Electric scooter market...

ANN ARBOR: India’s largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on US roads. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four. Mahindra...

India regulator accuses Google of online search abuse

NEW DELHI: India’s competition investigators have accused Google of abusing its market dominance in online searches in the country, deepening the US Internet giant’s...

Taleban concealed Omar’s death till foreign troops left

KABUL: The Taleban yesterday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until...

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