KARACHI: A senior policeman who had survived several assassination attempts was killed with three other people by a suicide bomber in Karachi Thursday, officials said, in an attack claimed by a...
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Suspected rebels kill Philippine mayor

MANILA: Suspected communist guerrillas disguised in paramilitary-style uniforms shot dead a Philippine mayor Monday as he presided over a flag-raising ceremony at a town hall, police said.

Shot Pakistani TV anchor stable

KARACHI: A leading Pakistani journalist and TV anchor who was shot three times in an attack in Karachi is conscious and in stable condition, his hospital said Monday.

Taleban negotiator held in UAE returns to Kabul

KABUL: A top Afghan peace negotiator held under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates has been released and returned to Kabul, an Afghan peace council official said on Monday, seemingly closing the

Taiwan premier rejects call to scrap new nuclear plant

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-huah on Monday rejected a call from the main opposition party to scrap a nearly completed nuclear power plant, despite planned protests including a hunger strike.

Biden arrives in Ukraine as peace deal falters

KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine: An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering govern

Cameron accused of fueling division with Christian talk

LONDON: A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a

Climbing season in doubt after Everest disaster

KATMANDU, Nepal: Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepa

Social media emerges as newest powerful tool in Indian elections

The ongoing marathon Indian general elections have scores of novel features which have left the world in awe — the use of Electronic Voting Machines and indelible ink, to name a few.

Korean ferry crew actions murderous, says president

JINDO, South Korea: The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board acted in a way “tantamount to murder,” President Park Geun-Hye said Monday, as fou

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