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25 militants killed in Afghanistan clashes

Kabul: At least 27 people, 25 of them militants, were killed on Friday as clashes erupted in parts of Afghanistan's Khost province. "Over 200 armed rebels attacked border police checkpoints....

Eartquake jolts Andaman Islands, no reports of loss or damage

A week after devastating earthquake rocked Nepal and adjoining areas including India, a moderate intensity earthquake of 5.4 magnitude on Friday jolted the Andaman Islands. The earthquake hit Andaman region....

Sikhs explain meaning of turban to US lawmakers

Washington: Sikhs have to explain to American people what the turban means because that is the immediate source of their identification, according to the author of a new report on....

Nobel laureate Malala’s attackers get life term in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: 10 men who attacked Nobel laureate and child activist Malala Yousufzai in 2012 have been sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan on....

Nepal quake toll rises to 5,489

Kathmandu: The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal has risen to 5,489, the Nepalese home ministry said on Thursday. As many as 10,965 people were injured. According to....

Over 100 aftershocks since Saturday strike fear in Nepal

Kathmandu: Over 100 aftershocks have jolted Nepal since Saturday, prompting thousands to flee Kathmandu and forcing many to live outdoors. A total of 100 aftershocks measuring above 4 on the....

25 IS militants killed in Syria weapon depot blast

Dasmascus: At least 25 militants of Islamic State(IS) militant group were killed in powerful blasts at a weapon depot in eastern Syria killed on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human....

Nepal Earthquake: Protests over poor relief

Kathmandu: Anger over poor governmental relief ignited protests in Nepal on Wednesday as the death toll from the horrific temblor crossed 5,000, with thousands battling for life. Four days after....

UN seeks $415 mn immediate aid for Nepal

Kathmandu: The United Nations and its partners on Wednesday appealed for $415 million urgently to provide vital relief to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The joint action....

Saudi king appoints nephew as new crown prince

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his nephew deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as the new crown prince, the state media reported on Wednesday. The....

C.N.R. Rao, T.K.A. Nair to get top Japanese honours

New Delhi: Four Indians, including leading scientist C.N.R. Rao and former principal secretary to prime minister T.K.A. Nair, are among the 85 foreign recipients of Spring Imperial Decorations announced by....

Nepal Earthquake: Trapped for 82 hours, survivor drank his own urine to survive

KATHMANDU: 27-year-old Rishi Khanal who was pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed hotel by a French rescue team over three days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal narrates the....

Nepal declines help from Taiwan, New Zealand

Kathmandu: Overwhelmed with the foreign aid pouring in and finding it difficult to direct it to the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation, Nepal has declined....

Cameron supports ‘Make in India’; offers help to make fighter jets

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron praised India's initiative to become a global manufacturing hub and offered technological assistance to achieve its targets, including in developing its "own world class....

Life slowly moving to normalcy in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Life in Nepal's capital Kathmandu is slowly moving towards normalcy on Wednesday after the Himalayan nation was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale on....

Afghanistan will not be a battlefield for proxy war: Ghani

New Delhi:  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the "new ecology of terror", very brutal and "morphing very rapidly" that....

Nepal toll now 4,680, three-day mourning announced

Kathmandu: The toll in the devastating earthquake in Nepal rose to 4,680 on Tuesday evening, as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala warned it could go as high as 10,000. While still....

US to sell India $96 mn support for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

Washington: The US State Department has approved the sale of $96 million worth of follow-on support for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to India to enable the Indian Air Force to....

Over 50,000 pregnant women affected in quake: UN

Kathmandu: Some 50,000 pregnant women were likely affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, a UN agency said on Tuesday. Initial estimates by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) indicate....

Kerry to visit Sri Lanka

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on May 2 on his first trip to the country. In Colombo, Kerry will meet government leaders, civil....

LIVE: Nepal Earthquake – Death toll could reach 10,000, says Nepal PM Sushil Koirala

KATHMANDU: Three days after the worst earthquake in last 80 years, crisis are looming in earthquake-hit Nepal following the shortage of food, water, electricity and medicines as thousands of people slept....

Afghan president arriving on three-day visit to India

New Delhi: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be in India for a three-day state visit beginning on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend delegation-level talks.....

Pilgrim bus attacked in Pakistan, two killed

Islamabad: At least two people were killed and another was injured on Monday after unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus carrying pilgrims in Pakistan's Balochistan province. The incident occurred....

Nepal Earthquake: Nepalis should convert to Christianity and not rebuild their ‘pagan shrines’, says US Pastor Tony Miano

LOS ANGELES: A former Los Angeles police officer and a self-styled preacher has sparked a major controversy by suggesting that the people in earthquake-hit Nepal should convert to Christianity and....

Switzerland: 8 missing after avalanche in Swiss Alps town

WATCH: German climber in the middle of an avalanche, captures rush at Mt Everest base camp on camera

KATHMANDU: German climber Jost Kobusch who was at a base camp at Mount Everest captured an avalanche coming down and covering him with snow on Saturday. The video shows a....

Nepal Earthquake: Emergency helpline numbers

KATHMANDU: After a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the richter scale on Saturday, Nepal has already suffered 13 aftershocks causing massive damage to life and property. The country is still....

LIVE: Nepal Earthquake – Death toll rises to 3,700 dead, 6,700 injured

KATHMANDU: Relief efforts in Nepal are intensifying after over 2,500 people were killed in the worst earthquake in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. (Also Read: Powerful earthquake rocks Nepal, India; death toll....

Hundreds cremated near Pashupatinath temple

KATHMANDU: Grieving families on Sunday cremated hundreds of victims of Nepal's earthquake near the famed Pashupatinath temple here, confusion and overcrowding marking the final rites.  Relatives jostled for space in....

Flights take off as Kathmandu airport opens

Kathmandu: Hours after a fresh earthquake struck on Sunday, flights have stated taking off from the Tribhuvan International Airport here. An Air China flight CA408 from Kathmandu to Lhasa took....

6.6 million people affected in Nepal quake: UN

Kathmandu: Some 6.6 million people in Nepal have been affected by the devastating earthquake, the UN office in Kathmandu said on Sunday. The quake triggered an avalanche in the Mount....