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Six million expected to vote in Gilgit-Baltistan polls

Islamabad: About six million registered voters are expected to go to polls on Monday to elect 24 members of Pakistani Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly. All administrative and security arrangements have....

LBA ratification like fall of Berlin Wall: Modi

Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the ratification of the over 40-year-old Land Boundary Agreement was a bridge to join hearts and cited a media report that compared....

India-Bangladesh ties have entered new phase, say Modi, Hasina

Dhaka: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Sunday noted that India-Bangladesh ties have entered a new phase with a "pragmatic, mature and practical approach"....

Three Indian-origin students killed in Malaysia quake

Singapore: Three Indian-origin students were among the seven people from Singapore who were killed on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, following a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Sabah state on Friday, Singapore's education....

Bangladesh confers Liberation War Award on Vajpayee

Dhaka: Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Sunday conferred the Bangladesh Liberation War award for his contribution to the South Asian nation's fight for liberation from Pakistan.....

Modi visits Dhakeshwari temple, Indian chancery in Dhaka

Dhaka: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Dhakeshwari temple in Dhaka and offered prayers and also inaugurated the new Indian high commission chancery complex at Baridhara where....

Heat wave kills 10 pilgrims at Pakistan shrine

Islamabad: At least 10 pilgrims died in Pakistan due to the heat during the 763rd Urs celebrations of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar on Saturday. Thousands of devotees from across the....

India, Bangladesh ratify historic land agreement

Dhaka: India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to exchange land enclaves in each other's territory as both sides ratified the over 40-year-old Land Boundary Agreement at a formal signing ceremony....

Terrorist’s selfie helps US bomb IS headquarters in Syria

New York: Selfies are not for everyone - not for terrorists for sure. An Islamic State (IS) terrorist took a selfie with the ISIS headquarters building in Syria in the....

Roadside bomb kills six civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul: Six civilians were killed when a roadside bomb planted by militants struck a car in the southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. "Six civilians, including four women,....

3 held in Bangladesh for pasting anti-Modi posters

Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh have arrested three activists of the radical Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir political party for pasting posters denouncing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country, a....

Malaysia quake: 11 climbers killed

Kuala Lumpur: Nine more bodies of climbers were recovered on Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, bringing the toll to 11 after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Sabah state on....

Eight of 10 Malala attack suspects were acquitted, confirms police

Islamabad: Eight of the 10 militants reportedly jailed for their role in the 2012 attack on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai have been freed, a Pakistani daily reported on Friday citing....

Islamic State beheads and crucifies ‘bandit’ in Syria

Beirut: Islamic State militants have beheaded and crucified a man in northeast Syria they accused of murdering and stealing from his aunt, a monitor reported on Friday. The atrocity took....

Russian girl detained while trying to join IS

Moscow: A Russian girl, a university student who was reported missing, has been detained in Turkey while trying to cross over into Syria, apparently to join the Islamic State (IS)....

Over 200 killed in Ghana gas station explosion

Accra: Over 200 people were killed in an explosion at a gas station in Ghana's capital Accra, even as torrential rains lashed the West African nation, the interior ministry said.....

5.9-magnitude quake jolts Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: A 5.9-magnitude quake jolted Malaysia's Sabah state on Friday. Initial reports from the Malaysian Meteorological Services Department said the quake struck 16 km northwest of Ranau district, The....

Cyberattack affects data of 4 mn US federal employees

Washington: The personal data of up to four million US federal employees may have been compromised by a massive cyberattack, which could have been the work of Chinese hackers, the....

Obama to meet Iraqi premier at G7 Summit

Washington: US President Barack Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at the G7 Summit that begins on Sunday in Germany, the White House said.....

IS fights government forces in Syria

Beirut: Islamic State militants advanced to the outskirts of the northeastern Syrian city of al-Hasakah where they clashed with troops under President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights....

Security loopholes exposed at US airports. Potential explosives and weapons allowed in

NEW YORK: Without any doubt, the United States of America is extremely popular for its security arrangements at the airports where Transportation Security Agents (TSA) are deployed to carry out....

Ties with New Delhi will improve: Pakistan Army chief

Islamabad: A day after he said that Kashmir was the "unfinished agenda of Partition", Pakistani Army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif said on Thursday there will be an improvement in relations....

11 bodies recovered after flash flood in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 11 bodies have been recovered so far from a flooded stream in Balochistan province which swelled following heavy rainfall, media reports said on Thursday. The rain made....

After firing of rockets, Israeli war jets strike Gaza

Gaza: Israeli war jets early Thursday struck with air-to-ground missiles at military facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, witnesses and....

“Queen Elizabeth has died”: Journalist lands in soup for spreading wrong news

London: A BBC journalist is in trouble after she announced on Twitter of Queen's death after apparently mistaking a rehearsal of the announcement of her death for the real thing.....

Press watchdog slams release of man accused of raping Colombian journalist

Bogota: A press watchdog has condemned the release of a man who allegedly raped a Colombian journalist 15 years ago. The watchdog, known as FLIP, called the decision an "enormous....

Exhibition in Sydney reinforces importance of Gandhi’s ‘Salt March’ address

New Delhi: On March 12, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi delivered his legendary address on the sands of the Sabarmati in Ahmedabad to mark the beginning of the Salt March. These powerful....

Australia-led MH370 search to be called off in 2016

Canberra: The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 led by Australia is expected to be called off early next year, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday.....

Libyan city Misrata restricts foreigners’ entry amid IS attacks

Tripoli: Authorities of Libya's third largest city of Misrata on Wednesday announced new measures restricting the entry of foreigners to the city amid escalating attacks by Islamic State (IS) group,....

Indian-origin techie did online research to kill family in UK

London: An India-born IT professional in Britain stabbed his wife and two daughters to death after researching how to cut someone's throat -- then lived with their bodies for a....