Saudi-led air strikes kill 44 in attack on Yemeni army compound: agency

SANAA: Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 44 people during an air raid on the main headquarters of the Yemeni army in central Sanaa on Sunday, the Houthi-run state news agency Saba said. The...

Turkey votes in crunch test for Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turks went to the polls Sunday in the most-closely fought legislative elections since the Islamic-rooted ruling party came to power 13 years ago, in a crucial test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plan...

Pakistan, Sri Lanka defence ties discussed

COLOMBO: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Commander of the Sri Lankan Army Lieutenant General A.W.J.C De Silva met in Colombo here on Saturday. During the meeting they discussed matters of professional...

Modi in Bangladesh to sign land swap accord

DHAKA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a two-day visit to Bangladesh during which he and his hosts will conclude a landmark land swap agreement to settle a border dispute. India's Parliament has...

Death toll in China cruise ship sinking rises to 331

BEIJING: In China, a total of 331 people have been killed after rescuers lifted the body of a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze river, state media reported Saturday. Authorities gave the...

Former Iraqi foreign minister Tareq Aziz dies

NASIRIYAH: Tareq Aziz, who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein's regime, died in Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after many years of poor health as a convicted prisoner, a provincial official said. “Tareq...

NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

Washington: President Barack Obama has approved giving the NSA wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments or others, US media reported Thursday, citing classified documents. The...

HRW urges UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

UNITED NATIONS: Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to annual “List of Shame” of children's rights violators, after more than 500 children were killed in the...

At least 90 people killed in Ghana petrol station fire

ACCRA: At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said on Thursday....

Indian rebels kill at least 10 army soldiers in northeast

GUAHATI: A group of rebels ambushed a military convoy in India's insurgency-wracked northeast on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12 others in the latest major attack in the region in recent...

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