UN team to investigate discovery of mass graves

GENEVA: A UN team aims to travel to an area near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine to look into reports of the discovery of a mass grave, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Afghan poll runner-up promises cooperation

KABUL: The runner-up in Afghanistan’s disputed election, Abdullah Abdullah, on Thursday congratulated his rival, Ashraf Ghani, on becoming president, seeking to quell fears of unrest after the two agr

Bangladesh police arrest alleged Al-Qaeda plotters

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said Thursday they have arrested two suspected militants whom they accused of planning to set up an Al-Qaeda branch in the Muslim-majority country.

Sri Lanka ruling party prepares for snap poll

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s ruling party began work Thursday on an election campaign, party sources said, in a strong indication that it will press ahead with snap presidential polls expected in early Januar

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