PARIS: The uncle of Syrian President Bashar Assad is under investigation in France for amassing a 90-million-euro fortune, including a stud farm and luxury apartments, despite being kicked out of Syri
KHARTOUM: Sudan’s President Omar Bashir was elected to another five years in office, results showed Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a vote marred by low turnout and an opposition
WASHINGTON: A solid majority of American voters back President Barack Obama’s interim deal with Iran, a poll by Quinnipiac University showed Monday.
NEW YORK: Journalists are under threat from terror groups and governments who restrict civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism, a US-based media watchdog said in a new report.
WASHINGTON: Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the 83rd US attorney general. She’s the first African-American woman to hold the post.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government Monday unveiled a bill that will restore a two-term limit for presidents and ensure the independence of the police and the judiciary, undoing moves by the country’s for
KATMANDU: Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open Monday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could yet rise sharply once res
LONDON: Britain’s Labour Party pledged to scrap property purchase taxes for first-time home buyers on Monday, the party’s latest effort ahead of a May 7 election to win the support of young voters who
BUJUMBURA, Burundi: At least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president’s bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Bu
CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY: Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and
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