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Washington- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina would attend a meeting next week on UN Peacekeeping convened by US Vice President Joe Biden, the White House said. On September 26, Biden has convened a summit on UN peacekeeping to underscore the international community’s commitment to strengthening peacekeeping to address contemporary threats, said Caitlin Hayden, the Spokesperson of the ...

BRUSSELS/Washington  - European Union leaders hailed Scotland’s rejection of independence on Friday, saying the vote will help strengthen and unite the 28-member bloc.“I welcome the decision of the Scottish people to maintain the unity of the United Kingdom,” European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso said. “This outcome is good for the united, open and stronger Europe that the European Commission stands ...

SYDNEY : Australia deployed armed police inside parliament on Friday in the face of extremist threats, ramping up an anti-terror crackdown after foiling a plot by Islamic State militants to carry out gruesome "demonstration executions" in the country.Prime Minister Tony Abbott called an emergency meeting of his national security committee after urging Australians not to be intimidated by murderous plots, including beheadings. "All levels of ...

EDINBURGH  - Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has reasons to ...

LONDON  - British Prime Minister David Cameron has survived the ...

MANILA : The Philippines has pulled its peacekeepers from the Golan ...

MIAMI : A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest ...

NEW DELHI- In his first ever interview since assuming office, Indian ...

NEW DELHI- The Ministry of Culture Friday said Rs.20 crore has been ...

Scotland has voted No to independence. Here is what some of the leading figures in the campaign have said about the result.–BBCFirst Minister Alex Salmond “Let us not dwell on the ...

LONDON: A London-based gambler enjoyed winnings of almost 200,000 pounds ($327,000) on Friday after making a record political bet on Scotland rejecting independence in a referendum. The high roller ...

NEW DELHI : About 300 pupils at an Indian school were rushed to a hospital after consuming government-provided lunches, evoking memories of 23 children who died last year after eating food from the ...

Jim Gaines - For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United ...

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former State Department official Rich Verma to be the new US ambassador to India. Verma, an Indian-American and lawyer by trade, served in ...

NEW DELHI: Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off ...

WASHINGTON - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into India, claiming that Muslims “will die for India.” Al Qaeda ...

MINSK - Warring parties in Ukraine meet on Friday to try to find a lasting solution to a brutal conflict that has killed around 3,000 people and stoked Western alarm about Russia's territorial ...

PARIS/Baghdad - French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that ...

MANILA- The Philippine government has withdrawn Filipino peacekeepers from Golan Heights even before their tour of duty ends in October due to the deteriorating security situation in the area, a ...

SYDNEY- Muslim leaders are fuming at what they claim is the unacceptable treatment of a senior cleric by officials at Sydney airport. The imam was said to have been detained on Thursday for two and a ...

Glasgow - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for ...

WASHINGTON : Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, has executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row.Coleman, 38, who failed in an ...

BANGKOK : Thailand’s junta chief apologised Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal ...

BEIJING : A Chinese court has sentenced four people to between 10 and 20 years in prison on terror-related charges, state media reported, as Beijing furthers a crackdown after a wave of violent ...

DENPASAR, Indonesia :  An US woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child, the ...

Whittam Smith - And then it turned nasty. Whether because of outriders from what one newspaper dubbed the Seriously Nasty Party (SNP), or - more likely - mischief emanating from both sides, the final ...

SANAA : Armed rebels pushed into Yemen’s capital Sanaa after clashing with the army in the city’s northwest outskirts on Thursday, security sources and residents said, in an escalation of ...

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal ...

EL CARMEN DE BOLIVAR, Colombia (AFP): First their hands and feet feel cold. Then they go pale and cannot move. Some convulse and fall to the floor.A mystery illness is plaguing girls in this town in ...

GAZA : Saudi Arabia has pledged $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Thursday, with the full cost of post-war reconstruction expected to be around ...

Luke Baker and Noah Browning - Most Palestinians have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a ...

NEW YORK - A group of militants from al Qaeda-central, near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, which calls it Khorasan, is more dangerous than Islamic State, an American television network ...

WASHINGTON - For the first time since President Barack Obama took office, more Americans disapprove than approve his handling of terror threats, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing a new ...

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