• Islamic State, Tikrit
    Aug 30, 2015 19:09 IST

    Bin Laden's former aide Anas begs British Muslims to not join IS

    A former aide and brother-in-arms of Osama bin Laden has appealed to British Muslims to not join Islamic State for their so-called jihad in Syria, and has denounced the extremist group's beheadings and utilisation of mass rape as "completely against Islam."

  • Al-Jazeera journalists
    Aug 30, 2015 17:44 IST

    Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera trial comments

    Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador to Cairo on Sunday to complain about comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison for reporting "false news."

  • Saudi Aramco housing complex fire
    Aug 30, 2015 16:30 IST

    6 dead, over 200 hurt in Saudi Aramco's housing complex fire

    A residential complex in Saudi Arabia housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco was engulfed in fire on Sunday killing at least six people and injuring 206. Saudi Aramco is the world's largest oil company in terms of crude production and exports.

  • Cars
    Aug 30, 2015 17:15 IST

    China reverses anti-pollution law that kept vehicles off road

    The decision to reverse this part of the anti-pollution law will come as a surprise to many as the Chinese government is right in the middle of its fight against large-scale air pollution, triggered mostly by factory, vehicular and construction-related pollution.

  • Nepal festival
    Aug 30, 2015 15:36 IST

    Nepal celebrates ‘coming out of grief’ festival after deadly quake

    Four months after a devastating quake claimed nearly 9,000 lives in Nepal, residents of Kathmandu Valley celebrated a ‘coming out of grief’ festival in memory of those dead.

  • Bangkok blast
    Aug 30, 2015 11:39 IST

    Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative: Thai junta chief

    Thailand's army chief on Sunday said that the man arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 29, 2015 23:44 IST

    Pakistan bans Islamic State, US issues travel advisory

    Pakistan has banned the Islamic State militant group that has overrun vast stretches of Iraq and Syria after repeatedly denying the dreaded outfit's presence within its territory.

  • Al-Jazeera journalists
    Aug 29, 2015 14:16 IST

    Egypt court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 yrs in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.

  • Gaza
    Aug 30, 2015 17:54 IST

    Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 36 Yemeni civilians

    An airstrike launched from a Saudi-led coalition on Sunday has killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah, according to residents.

  • Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
    Aug 30, 2015 01:26 IST

    71 migrants died 'in an hour' in Austria death truck

    Police are still scanning every corner of the vehicle and autopsies are ongoing. Here's a breakdown of what we know so far about the passengers, how they died, the vehicle and four suspects arrested in Hungary.

  • Sita Air Dornier plane crash
    Aug 30, 2015 01:35 IST

    7 dead in Nigeria air force plane crash, say officials

    Commodore Dele Alonge, air force spokesman, said the Dornier-228 aircraft had taken off from Kaduna Military Airfield Saturday morning bound for the country's capital, Abuja, when it crashed in a house in the Ribadu area.

  • Greece, Alexis Tsipras
    Aug 29, 2015 21:36 IST

    Greek snap polls: Tsipras urges for mandate as Syriza's lead narrows

    Alexis Tsipras abruptly resigned last week, days after clinching an €86 billion ($97 billion) bailout package from Greece's eurozone and International Monetary Fund lenders, aiming to crush a rebellion by far-left lawmakers and tighten his grip on power.

  • Swaziland girls
    Aug 29, 2015 18:25 IST

    38 young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony

    At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said on Saturday.

  • Austria migrant truck
    Aug 30, 2015 01:08 IST

    New migrant truck found in Austria, 3 kids hospitalised

    The vehicle was intercepted near Braunau am Inn in western Austria and contained 26 "illegal foreigners" from Syria, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who said they wanted to go to Germany. The Romanian driver, who had refused to pull over for a routine check, was arrested.

  • Afghanistan attack
    Aug 29, 2015 20:58 IST

    5 dead in gunbattles between rival Taliban factions

    At least five were killed in gunbattles between rival Taliban factions in southern Afghanistan, a top official with the insurgent group said on Saturday. The clashes took place at a time when members of the Taliban meet in Pakistan to resolve a leadership crisis following the death of its former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.