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SARAH CHAYESUS President Barack Obama called Kabul last Sunday to congratulate Afghan presidential contenders Ashraf Gani and Abdullah Abdullah for finally accepting a power-sharing deal to resolve a months-long dispute over who won in an election deeply marred by fraud. ‘Signing this political agreement,’ said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, ‘helps bring closure to Afghanistan’s political crisis and restores ...

IGUALA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA - Mexican prosecutors were investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero.Inaky Blanco Cabrera, the state’s chief prosecutor, said the military and state police have been searching for the students - on the ground and by helicopter - since the mass disappearance was reported on Sunday. The students ...

BEIJING - China on Tuesday called major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong ‘illegal’, as state media insisted Beijing would not give in but would wait for public opinion to turn against the protests.Tens of thousands in the global financial hub have been vowing not to end their street blockades until Beijing authorities grant them fully democratic leadership elections.Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a ...

New Delhi- An army helicopter today crashed moments after taking off ...

Sydney- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said that he ...

New Delhi- As many as 12 people were killed and several others were ...

GENEVA - Nearly half of the world’s elderly receive no pension, ...

BARCELONA - Catalonia’s regional government halted a publicity ...

DHAKA - Bangladesh sent medical teams on Tuesday to check millions of ...

BEIRUT - Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing increasing violence as tensions in the country rise after militants kidnapped and killed Lebanese security forces, a human rights group warned Tuesday. ...

DAMASCUS - Islamic State fighters have closed to within a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey, as Ankara mulls joining the anti-IS coalition.NATO member Turkey on ...

LONDON - British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the Royal Air Force’s first strikes in the US-led air ...

UNITED NATIONS - There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent Israeli military operation in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, ...

MECCA - As they gather in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by Islamic State group militants as ‘a virus’ threatening ...

Dr Syed Farooq Hasnat and Zamurrad Awan The ongoing Palestinian crisis offers a variety of modules for the readers of conflict studies and colonisation; though the idea of colony is outdated and ...

UNITED NATIONS - Iran hit back at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after his speech at the UN General Assembly, saying the Israeli leader "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the ...

PANJSHIR, AFGHANISTAN - Afghans in a strategically important province north of the capital have threatened to rebel if the country’s new president does not respect an agreement to share power ...

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered his bureaucrats to come in to work to clean up their offices — including toilets — on this week’s national holiday to ...

VIENNA - Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently travelled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio ...

KABUL- Officials from Afghanistan and the United States today signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, fulfilling a campaign ...

ATYRAU, Kazakhstan- Energy Minister Alexander Novak said today he hoped Russia and Ukraine would this week settle their remaining differences over a timetable for Moscow to redeem natural gas debts ...

Beirut- Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the director of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said today, boosting security forces that were already backed by ...

KHARTOUM : A Spanish diplomat was found stabbed to death at his home in Khartoum on Monday, Sudanese police said, with the Foreign Ministry speaking of a “crime”.The police identified the ...

ARUSHA, Tanzania : The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda on Monday upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.Matthieu Ngirumpatse and ...

BANGALORE : Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram launched a flurry of appeals Monday against a four-year jail sentence, in a long-running corruption case against the highly popular but ...

GENEVA : More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said ...

Barbara Crossette - The United States is now bombing ISIS targets in Syria, opening a new front and possibly new dangers in the region. Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN’s top diplomatic troubleshooter ...

DHAKA : Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested a British citizen suspected of entering the country to recruit militants for militant groups overseas such as the Islamic State ...

NEW YORK: President Barack Obama has said that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi ...

KIEV : The shaky truce between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military was challenged Monday when 12 soldiers and civilians were reported killed in a surge of fighting across the separatist ...

PATNA : Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday raked up a controversy alleging that a temple in Madhubani was washed after he left because he was a Dalit.Manjhi said he had gone to the temple last ...

BEIJING :  China has published a book of President Xi Jinping’s remarks, state media reported Monday, as his profile in the country’s carefully scripted press eclipses all recent ...

NEW YORK  - Prime Minister Narendra Modi told thousands of Indian-Americans in New York on Sunday night that 21st Century was “Asia’s century”.Speaking in Hindi from a rotating ...

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