DEEP SORROW: People escort the funeral cortege of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela as it drives on its way to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. (AFP)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Monday that US drone strikes were "counter-productive" as Washington tried to ease tensions with Islamabad.
MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin has unleashed a wave of controversy in the Russian media world by naming a news anchorman notorious for his anti-opposition and anti-gay views to head a revamped state
JOHANNESBURG: A police spokesman in South Africa says that “thousands” of police officers will be on hand for a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela in a Soweto soccer stadium.
MANILA: The Philippines has banned its workers from Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people, including seven Filipinos.
SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea announced Monday it had sacked leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, long considered the country’s No.
BANGKOK: Desperate to defuse Thailand’s deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday said she is dissolving the lower house of Parliament and called for early elec
BEIJING: Beijing police have recommended state prosecutors bring charges against an anti-graft activist campaigning for Chinese officials to reveal their wealth, saying he broke the law by organizing
KABUL: The United Nations complained Sunday that Afghan authorities have been slow in enforcing a law protecting women against forced marriages, domestic violence and rape.
NEW DELHI: A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India’s ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi’s state assembly Sunday, only months before the cou
DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Sunday ordered prison authorities to hang a leader months after he was sentenced to death, raising fears of a new wave of clashes in the unrest-plagued nation.
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