Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.
Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.
China's National Meteorological Center said the storm was expected to send winds of 137 to 144 kilometers per hour (85 to 90 mph) over southern mainland China.
Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said.
The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy close to the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least 13 Afghan civilians.
China and Maldives on Monday announced that they would cooperate on security issues as visiting President Xi Jinping also extracted an assurance from his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Yameen to actively take part in his pet project, the 21st century maritime ‘silk road’.
The pro-independence campaign has accused the BBC of becoming the ‘British Biased Corporation’ for allegedly favouring the ‘No’ campaign that wants Scotland to remain the United Kingdom, a charge that spilled over to journalist groups and others.
An international coalition took shape in Paris on Monday with 29 countries coming together against the ISIS. Monday's conference came just a day after the militant group released a video of the beheading of a British aid worker.
An Afghan appeals court on Monday sentenced five men to death for armed robbery and sexual assault for an attack on an Afghan family driving home from a wedding just outside Kabul.
More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the West Asia may have drowned in the latest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the IOM said on Monday.
Pakistan on Monday made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country.
Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported on Monday.
A suicide bomber killed one policeman in Tahl, about 100 kilometres southwest of Peshawar, while two brothers of a police station chief died in a separate attack on his home in Dera Ismail Khan.