Vatican puts journalists, employees on trial as media cries foul

VATICAN CITY: Five people, including two Italian reporters, went on trial in the Vatican on Tuesday, to outrage from rights’ groups, on charges arising from publication of books in which the Holy See

Hollande seeks ‘binding’ climate pact with promises on cash

PARIS: A “binding” climate agreement with assurances of cash for developing nations will be the measure of success for a UN summit starting in Paris next week, French President Francois Hollande said

Disabled man set for scaffold as Islamabad nears 300th execution

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will execute a disabled man as activists said it was nearing its 300th hanging in under a year, and Amnesty International slammed Islamabad for “shamefully sealing its place among

Bangladesh bans FB, chat apps for security reasons

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities insisted Tuesday an almost week-long ban on Facebook and mobile messaging services would remain until security in the tense country improved.

Nuclear Suppliers Group eyes Indian membership in 2016

NEW DELHI: Diplomats have quietly launched a new push to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability in South Asia, the move could escalate strains with r

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