Coffee baron’s death fuels anger over India crackdown

Tax collectors labeled 'tax terrorism' NEW DELHI: The apparent suicide of India's coffee baron VG Siddhartha, under investigation by...

Dozens dead in Afghan bus blast as US signals peace progress

HERAT, Afghanistan: At least 34 people were killed in western Afghanistan when their bus hit a Taleban roadside bomb, officials said yesterday,...

Indian Muslim ‘instant divorce’ ban hailed but faces court challenge

NEW DELHI: The Indian government and women's groups hailed "historic" legislation yesterday that criminalized "instant divorce" for Muslims, but an influential Islamic...

News TV blackouts in Pakistan draw fresh accusations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of intimidating broadcasters into a blackout on television coverage of his critics,...

‘India Ashamed’: Outrage grows over lawmaker accused of rape

Protesters want India's ruling party to sack a state lawmaker NEW DELHI: Protesters stepped up demands yesterday for India's...

18 killed as Pak jet crashes into residential area

RAWALPINDI: Eighteen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi early...

Freedom, money, babies: Indian women rescued from slavery count their losses

Series of rescues highlight the plight of pregnant women CHENNAI: Five months into her pregnancy, Soniya was still...

A suspicions crash?; Indian rape accuser fighting for her life

NEW DELHI: An Indian teenager who accused a senior politician of rape is fighting for her life after being critically injured in...

Rights group accuses Bangladesh of torture; govt calls report ‘baseless’

Report based on 300 cases from 2009 to 2017 DHAKA: Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies have used systematic torture on...

Sri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, Dubai

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan investigation into nearly 3,000 tons of illegally imported hazardous waste has shown that some of it was sent...

22 students injured in Pakistan accident

PESHAWAR: Twenty-two students of a religious seminary in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region were injured when the tractor trailer they were travelling aboard...

Further Myanmar-Rohingya talks over repatriation from Bangladesh

KUTUPALONG: Talks between Myanmar and Rohingya leaders will be extended after "positive" discussions about the refugees' return to their homeland, Bangladesh officials...

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