ISLAMABAD: A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of ant
MINSK/DONETSK: Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began.
BRUSSELS: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance must be ready to face further challenges after a “black year” of Russian intervention in Ukraine and terror attacks on Europe’s streets.
ADDIS ABABA: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday told African leaders gathered for an annual summit to not cling to power and respect the wishes of their people.
ADDIS ABABA: African leaders meet Friday for their annual summit with conflict topping the agenda, especially Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents, as well as efforts to stem Ebola.
NEW DELHI: Beleaguered Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi came under new pressure Friday when a former minister accused his aides of waging a dirty tricks campaign against her and said his Congress
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appointed a Tamil judge as the country’s chief justice, the first member of the minority community to hold the post in more than two decad
DHAKA: Rescuers pulled seven bodies Friday from a fishing boat that sank off the Bangladesh coast carrying migrants to Malaysia, as a search continued for a dozen still missing, an official said.
COLOMBO: Australian gaming mogul James Packer’s Crown Group said Friday it has scrapped plans for a $350-million resort in Sri Lanka after the new government banned casinos
NEW DELHI: Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in the central city of Hyderabad, a senior officer said Friday.
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