MOSCOW/ MARIUPOL, Ukraine: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dramatically raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east o
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan vowed Sunday to protest “until the last breath” as ongoing clashes between his supporters and police outside the prime minister’s residence left three
KYOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto on Sunday, the second day of a visit intended to strengthen security and economic relations and counter a increasin
YANGON: Following an incomplete count due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said on Saturday that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some 10 milli
KABUL: Afghanistan may have to send only its defence minister to a NATO summit that will decide on future support because of an impasse over the presidential election, officials said Sunday.
MANILA: Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the “greatest escape” from besieging Syrian rebels, slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with arm
GAUHATI, India: A group of tribespeople in northeastern India are enforcing a general strike to protest the killing by police of two of its members.
PARIS/BOBIGNY, France: French authorities say a four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing eight-year-old child and an octogenaria
DAKAR/PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria: The World Health Organization says it is treating Senegal’s first confirmed Ebola case “as a top priority emergency.”
BEIJING/HONG KONG: China’s Parliament on Sunday said it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the ci
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