NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to banish India’s reputation as a tough place to do business Monday, promising a competitive tax regime and an end to excessive red tape in a pitch to US
KIEV/ST PETERSBURG: Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month cease-fire, bringing US and European thr
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Nigerian troops backed by air strikes were fighting on Monday to recapture the northeastern town of Monguno from Boko Haram insurgents who had seized it a day earlier, security sou
MANILA: At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terro
KUALA LUMPUR: The website of Malaysia Airlines was commandeered for several hours on Monday by hackers who referenced the Islamic State (IS) militants and threatened to expose data taken from the carr
NEW YORK: Thousands of flights were canceled Monday as millions of Americans braced for a northeastern winter storm that New York’s mayor warned could be one of the biggest blizzards in history.
WASHINGTON: Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said it is “going to be very difficult” to close the controversial US prison at Guantanamo Bay by the end of President Barack Obama’s term in two years.
ATHENS: Alexis Tsipras was sworn in Monday as Greek prime minister at the helm of an anti-austerity coalition after an election win that has sent shockwaves through Europe.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ongoing fuel shortage that has led to worsening power blackouts is weighing on its credit worthiness and hindering its ability to meet key reform targets laid out by the IMF, rat
Rome: Italian prosecutors called Monday for judges to show “no pity” to Francesco Schettino, the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia, demanding he serve 26 years and three months in jail for a shipw
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