UNITED NATIONS, United States: The Taleban are increasing their dealings with narcotics traffickers, illegal mining rings and kidnappers for ransom, in a worrying development for Afghanistan’s new lea
QUETTA: Pakistani paramilitary forces on Tuesday killed 15 separatist insurgents and lost one of their own men during a gunbattle in a remote southwestern area, officials said.
MANILA: The Philippines has protested Chinese land reclamation at a disputed reef in the South China Sea, saying it violates Manila’s exclusive economic zone.
KIEV: Intense fighting in Ukraine, including a rocket strike on Kiev’s military headquarters in the east, killed at least 20 people on Tuesday on the eve of a four-way peace summit.
GENEVA: Bankers from HSBC’s Swiss division held hundreds of often illegal meetings with wealthy clients in 25 countries as part of their efforts to open undeclared accounts for them, Swiss media repor
YAOUNDE, Cameroon: Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists have abducted at least eight girls and killed seven hostages after seizing a public bus in one of their most brazen attacks inside neighboring Camero
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of Kayla Mueller, a US aid worker who had been held hostage by Islamic State militants, saying the United States would “find and bring to
MANILA, Philippines: The largest Muslim armed group in the Philippines pledged on Tuesday to return the firearms and other belongings of anti-terror police commandos who were killed by the insurgents
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s highest court rejected on Tuesday an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction, sending the politician who poses the greatest threat to the long-ru
KUALA LUMPUR: An AirAsia X flight heading from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia turned back shortly after takeoff Sunday due to a technical problem, circling for hours before landing safely back in Kuala Lump
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