Kabul announces ceasefire with Taliban

Kabul -   The Afghan government on Thursday announced an eight-day ceasefire with the Taliban in response to a historic ruling issued by hu...

9 Haqqani militants killed in Afghanistan

Representational Image Kabul -   At least nine militants of the Haqqani militant group were killed following air strikes in Afghanistan...

17 killed in Afghanistan flooding

Representational Shot Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan) -   At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rain...

Malala returns to Pakistan five years after Taliban attack

File photo of Malala Yousafzai  Credit - Reuters Islamabad - Pakistani Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived ...

China ship tragedy: Toll escalates to 431

Beijing :  A total of 431 people have been confirmed dead after rescuers lifted a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze river ...

Officials: 147 die in Kenya attack

Kenya's National Disaster Operations Center says all students are now accounted for at Garissa University College where 147 people were...

Pakistan bus crash kill at least 57 people

At least 57 people, including women and children, were killed when an oil tanker apparently speeding in the wrong direction down a Pakista...

Pak Taliban says Army fooled and used youth in Kashmir

New Dehli - The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has released a new video accusing the Pakistani Army of attacking the 'Mujahideens...

Justice at risk as Pakistan rushes convicts to the gallows

Pakistan's government has been at pains in the last week to show that it can tackle militancy. After a daylong meeting with the cou...

Five hostages escape from Sydney cafe siege

SYDNEY   -- Five hostages have been released from a Sydney cafe, which has been held siege by an armed man showing Islamic flags on Monda...

Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein dies after being struck by Israeli troops: witnesses

A Palestinian minister has died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest in the occupied West Bank, medical and securi...

Syria accused of using chlorine gas on ISIL

Syria - The Syrian government has been accused of using chlorine gas against the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the lat...

600,000 Filipinos flee as Typhoon Hagupit blows near

More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world's biggest peacetime evacuatio...

Nasa’s Orion spacecraft designed for Mars flight splashes down

A Nasa image showing the launch of Orion and Delta IV heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, earlier on Friday. The vessel orbited...

Nawaz won’t ride Indian car at SAARC summit

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by India for next week’s summit of South Asian lead...

Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills 57 people: Officials

KARACHI: At least 57 people, including 18 children, were killed Tuesday when a bus collided with a goods truck loaded with coal in southe...

Boko Haram leader denies ceasefire deal, says 200 abducted girls married off

Boko Haram laughed off Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire agreement, saying there is no such deal and the abducted schoolgirls hav...

Over 100 dead, no hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide

HALDUMMULLA - All hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in south-central Sri Lanka had run out by first light...

Boko Haram agrees to cease-fire, may release schoolgirls

LAGOS, Nigeria — More than 200 missing schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram may be released as part of an immedi...

International Donors Pledge More Than $5 Billion for Gaza Reconstruction

International donors pledged more than $5 billion to help rebuild Gaza during a conference in Cairo over the weekend. The total pledge...

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