IS claims Bangladesh policeman’s murder

DHAKA: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the murder this week of a Bangladesh policeman, as fears of Islamist violence grow in...

Bollywood figures, writer Roy join protest over intolerance

Booker Prize-winning novelist Arundhati Roy and two dozen Bollywood award winners added their voices to the artists, scientists and historians who say they are...

Secular Bangladesh publisher defiant after machete attack

DHAKA: The secular Bangladeshi publisher who survived a horrific weekend attack at the hands of suspected Islamist extremists has vowed to continue his work,...

Police detain hundreds before PM’s Kashmir visit

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities detained key separatist leaders and hundreds of their supporters to prevent them from holding a protest rally during a visit by...

Pakistan increases child sex abuse punishments

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has taken a step towards punishing the sexual abuse of girls with life imprisonment or even death after an influential parliamentary committee...

Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment – ‘Every day there is...

KABUL: As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and pursue...

Maldives turmoil deepens – Authorities declare state of emergency

MALE: The Maldives declared a state of emergency yesterday, as President Abdulla Yameen sought to shore up his power over the Indian Ocean island...

Afghan woman stoned to death for ‘adultery’

KABUL: A young Afghan woman was stoned to death after being accused of adultery, officials said yesterday, a medieval punishment apparently recorded in a...

Journalist gunned down in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A Pakistani journalist was shot dead by unknown attackers in the troubled northwest yesterday, police said, a region where reporters are frequently targeted...

Indonesia deports Indian fugitive ‘Chotta Rajan’

BALI, Indonesia: An alleged Indian crime boss arrested upon arrival on the Indonesian island of Bali last month was to be deported yesterday, police...

Wedding revelers in Afghan village exult over Taliban rout

Ankle bells chimed as male dancers shimmied beneath chandeliers in midnight wedding revelry that drew together an entire frontline Afghan village just days after...

Bangladesh publishers burn books in protest of killings

DHAKA: Angry publishers burnt books and closed their businesses in Bangladesh yesterday, in the third day of protests over the latest gruesome attacks on...

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14th August