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Narendra Modi discusses bilateral initiatives with Singapore leaders

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Singapore leaders and conveyed his condolences while underlining the importance of taking forward the initiatives in India inspired by late Lee Kuan Yew.....

Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US

Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,....

Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage

Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said....

Cautiously optimistic about improved relations with Pak: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about improvement in his nation's relations with Pakistan but said that sanctuaries to Taliban and other insurgents must end for....

Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue

Washington: A default by Ukraine on USD 3 billion in debt owed to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund's lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman....

Germanwings co-pilot ‘deliberately crashed plane’: French officials

MARIGNANE: According to the lead investigator of the crashed Airbus A320, the co-pilot of the aircraft ‘voluntarily’ initiated the drop of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps....

‘March’ – The ‘Black Month’ in Balochistan

March is considered to be the ‘Black Month’ in Balochistan by Baloch activists, suggest reports. Going by the history of Balochistan, it is to be noted that in two separate....

Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

France: The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over....

2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi files another plea in Pak court challenging detention

Islamabad: LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi on Wednesday filed a contempt of court plea against the Punjab government in the High Court here, challenging....

Damaged black box, 2 minutes key clues in Alpine jet crash

Seyne-les-Alpes: A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner slammed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact offer vital clues into....

230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said today. Officials had previously announced....

13 people killed in a road accident in Pakistan

At least 13 people, including women, were killed and 15 others injured today when an overspeeding Karachi-bound bus collided head-on with a truck in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.  The accident....