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By 2050, India to surpass Indonesia, will have largest Muslim population: Study

WASHINGTON: Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study. According....

17 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul: A suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, leaving 17 people dead and injuring 37, including a parliamentarian, the country's interior ministry said. The bloody bombing happened at....

15 killed in Kenya university attack, 535 missing

Nairobi:  At least 15 people were killed and over 60 injured by armed assailants who forced their way into a university in northeastern Kenya and opened fire at students early....

Arrest warrant issued against former Pakistan dictator Musharraf in Lal Masjid case

Islamabad: A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued on Thursday against former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf by a court here for repeatedly failing to appear in the 2007 murder case of....

Pak PM chairs high-level meeting on Yemen crisis

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting to discuss Pakistan's role in the Yemen crisis after Saudi Arabia requested military assistance from it to oust Shia rebels.....

Experimental Ebola vaccine found safe and effective

New York: An early-stage human trial has found an experimental Ebola vaccine safe and it also elicited robust antibody responses in all 40 of the healthy adults who received it.....

US pledges support to Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

Washington : US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged continuing US support to Nigeria and its regional partners in the fight against extremist group Boko Haram, a media report said....

Uber driver arrested for trying to rob house of a customer

Los Angeles: An Uber driver was arrested in the US state of Colorado for allegedly trying to rob the house of a woman customer after dropping her to the airport. ....

Palestine becomes full member of International Criminal Court

The Hague: Palestine joined the International Criminal Court (ICC) with full membership on Wednesday after its accession to the Rome Statute went into force, allowing it to file cases of....

Indian-origin lecturer wins top nursing award

Singapore: An Indian-origin woman here will receive an international award for her work in the healthcare sector for women and refugees, becoming the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial....

Pakistan must break links with terrorists operating in India, says US experts

Washington: Citing the case of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, two US experts want the US to push Pakistan to end its selective....

Chinese president to visit Pakistan on April 10

Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping is slated to arrive in Pakistan on April 10 on a two-day official visit, a media report said on Wednesday. Official reports said that during....

Pakistan 8th ‘most dangerous country’ in the world: Report

London: Pakistan has emerged as the world's eighth most dangerous country in a latest analysis of the top 10 danger zones based on terrorist and rebel activity. The IntelCenter's 'Top....

Sikh man attacked in Birmingham, video goes viral; probe on

London: A Sikh man was beaten up in a suspected racial attack in the British city of Birmingham and police have launched an investigation after a video of the assault....

Pakistan arrests 18 Indian fishermen, seizes 3 boats

Pakistani authorities have arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized their three boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Pakistan's Maritime Security (PMS) forces last....

Around 500 Pakistanis return home from strife-torn Yemen

Islamabad: Around 500 Pakistanis stranded in the conflict-ridden Yemen arrived home on board a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane on Sunday night, according to media reports. Families of the passengers....

Kenya arrests three women over terror links

Nairobi: Kenyan authorities said that three women, suspected of being suicide bombers, were detained in the coastal city of Mombasa. Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa said the three were arrested....

Air Canada flight skids off runway, 23 hospitalised

Ottawa: An Air Canada flight from Toronto skidded off the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday,sending 23 people to hospital with injuries that are....

Rare 100-carat diamond may fetch USD 25 million at auction

New York: A rare emerald-cut 100-carat diamond is expected to fetch up to a whopping USD 25 million at an auction here. Sotheby's New York will place the internally flawless....

Lakhvi case sub-judice, no need to jump the gun: Pak envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday said India should "not jump the gun" as the case related to Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is "sub-judice". India had conveyed its....

BBC chief gets death threats after Jeremy Clarkson sacking

London: The chief of the BBC has reportedly received death threats after his decision to sack the network's popular motoring-show host Jeremy Clarkson, forcing the Scotland Yard to investigate the....

US war on terror kills over 80,000 people in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad: More than 80,000 Pakistanis, including over 48,000 civilians, have been killed in the decade-long US-led war against terror in the country, according to a new report. The report titled....

Cockpit recording shows Germanwings captain shouted ‘open the damn door’

The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as....

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....