london: Seeking an “enhanced” relationship with India and China was among the key points mentioned in the Queen’s Speech to the new parliament on Wednesday, including mention of a new bill on a referendum Britain’s membership of the European Union.
Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won a large majority in parliament, the country's election board said on Wednesday, based on an early vote count in a weekend election in which opponents complained their supporters were harassed.
Twitter has suspended the account of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group that carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released two Christian women who had been held along with dozens others since February in northeastern Syria.
Pakistan is a "haven" for several Islamist terror groups and successive Pakistani governments are widely believed to have supported some outfits as proxies in the country's conflicts with its neighbours including India, a US Congressional research report has said.
Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country's treatment of stateless Rohingya Muslims.
In multiple suicide attacks by Islamic State extremists targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, at least 17 troops were killed.
An abortive attempt by militants to storm a guesthouse in Kabul popular with foreigners was part of the “spring offensive” launched by the Afghan Taliban, whose annual campaign has usually resulted in significant casualties.
In the first official response to Ireland's landmark referendum on homosexual marriage, the Vatican's secretary of state has condemned last week's event as being a "defeat, not for Christian values, but for humanity."
Directors of Axact, a software company in Pakistan, would be charged for cheating and money laundering.
For an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like travelling back in time - and money seems to be no obstacle when the prize is a Lincoln convertible that belonged to an Afghan king or a Rolls-Royce once used by India's last viceroy.
In another escalation of tension, Israel launched fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, in response to Palestinian rockets that broke last August's ceasefire.
Singapore Airlines reported that the power failure was due to bad weather, and is investigating the matter along with Airbus and the engine manufacturer- Rolls-Royce.
Sciemtists in Nepal, the Netherlands and France studied weather patterns to determine the impact of rising temperatures on the region.
A New York-based animal rights group has approached a court for a ruling as to whether or not chimpanzees have legal rights.