Rocket attack on Afghan capital as president performs Eid prayers

KABUL: At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as the country’s leader Ashraf Ghani held outdoor prayers with top...

Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photographer killed in Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with Reuters news agency was killed Friday covering fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taleban near a...

Pakistan allows Afghans to cross into border town

CHAMAN: Pakistan yesterday partially reopened its southern crossing with Afghanistan, shut off since the Taleban seized control of the strategic border town on the...

Pakistan bus blast kills 12

PESHAWAR: Beijing said nine Chinese workers were among 12 people killed yesterday by a bomb attack on a bus in northwestern Pakistan and called...

Lightning kills 76 in India, including fort selfie-takers

NEW DELHI: Several people reportedly taking selfies near a historical fort in northern India were among nearly 80 killed by lightning strikes during the...

Muslim women offered for sale in fake ‘auction’

NEW DELHI: Police in India are investigating how dozens of Muslim women were offered for sale in fake "auctions" online without their knowledge, in...

B’desh factory owner held after fire kills 52

DHAKA: The owner of a factory where 52 people died in a fire was arrested for murder yesterday along with seven others, as it...

India’s poor can’t afford to beat the heat

SRI GANGANAGAR, India: Beating the merciless heat is hard in the Indian desert city of Sri Ganganagar, a reality facing millions across the vast...

Rajapaksa family tightens grip on crisis-hit Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: A brother of Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday became finance minister, tightening the family's grip on power in the South Asian nation...

‘Tragedy king’ Dilip Kumar dies aged 98

MUMBAI: Dilip Kumar, one of Bollywood's most accomplished and respected film stars, died yesterday aged 98, sparking tributes from across Indian and Pakistani cinema,...

Bangladesh’s virus hotspot gasps for air as tough lockdown bites

KHULNA: Empty oxygen cylinders are piling up almost as fast as bodies in the city of Khulna, which has become Bangladesh's coronavirus hotspot in...

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan announces divorce

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan announced yesterday that he is splitting with his wife of 15 years, filmmaker Kiran Rao. The A-list couple released...

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24th September