• Mullah Omar taliban pakistan
    Jul 29, 2015 17:19 IST

    Who was Mullah Omar and what does his death mean?

    Mullah Omar is credited with beginning the movement that became known as the Taliban in 1994, when Afghanistan was being torn apart by infighting among the mujahideen groups that had driven out the Soviet Union.

  • Malik Ishaq, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant
    Jul 29, 2015 09:48 IST

    Top Pakistan terror group leader killed in 'encounter'

    Top LeJ leader Malik Ishaq and Ghulam Rasool Shah were among the 14 sectarian militants were killed by police in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Jul 29, 2015 05:59 IST

    US man accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the Lion

    Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit, after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

  • John Kerry
    Jul 29, 2015 05:01 IST

    Kerry warns US Congress against scrapping Iran deal

    Secretary of State John Kerry intensified his efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince US lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and unlock billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions.

  • Berlin, Maccabi Games, 1936 Olymipics, Holocaust
    Jul 29, 2015 04:33 IST

    Berlin Jewish Olympics opens 'in triumph' at site of 'Nazi Games'

    The Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, opened on Tuesday at the Berlin site of the 1936 "Nazi Games" in what one community leader has called "a triumph of good over evil".

  • Mullah Omar
    Jul 29, 2015 14:45 IST

    Mullah Omar 'died two years ago', Taliban remain mum

    The Afghan Taliban’s supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, has died, Afghan officials were quoted as saying by the media on Wednesday though there was no word from the militant group.

  • 3
    Jul 29, 2015 04:10 IST

    Russia names US foundation as first 'undesirable' foreign group

    Russian prosecutors on Tuesday declared the US Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy the first "undesirable" foreign group under a controversial new law to ban overseas organisations deemed a threat.

  • Edward Snowden
    Jul 29, 2015 01:00 IST

    Snowden should 'be judged by a jury of his peers': White House

    The White House rejected a call on Tuesday to pardon Edward Snowden, saying that the former intelligence contractor should "be judged by a jury of his peers" for leaking US government secrets.

  • Jens Stoltenberg, Turkey, NATO, NATO Secretary General, IS
    Jul 29, 2015 02:44 IST

    NATO promises solidarity with Turkey against Islamic State

    NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks held on Tuesday, but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.

  • Boy Scouts
    Jul 29, 2015 01:55 IST

    US Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, Mormons may cut ties

    The Boy Scouts of America voted on Monday to end a controversial 105-year-old ban on homosexual males holding adult leadership positions in the organisation, with some exceptions for religious groups.

  • flood3
    Jul 28, 2015 22:23 IST

    Death toll rises to 81 from floods in Pakistan

    The nationwide death toll from this month's flash floods in various parts of Pakistan rose to 81 on Tuesday as floodwater inundated hundreds of villages, leaving thousands of people homeless, authorities said.

  • Chad twin blasts in N'Djamena
    Jul 28, 2015 22:21 IST

    At least 25 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

    At least 25 people were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on three communities in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said.

  • Egypt factory fire
    Jul 28, 2015 22:08 IST

    At least 24 killed, many injured in Egypt factory fire

    At least 24 people were killed and 24 others injured in a fire at a three-storey furniture factory on Tuesday, reportedly triggered by a gas cylinder explosion, in the Egyptian Capital's outskirts, officials said.

  • Shaolin monks
    Jul 28, 2015 21:22 IST

    China: Shaolin Temple's chief priest accused of sexual misconduct

    The chief priest of China's iconic Shaolin Temple, known for its martial arts traditions, is has been accused of having sexual relations with women followers including Buddhist nuns, a charge refuted by the temple as "groundless".

  • Cattle
    Jul 28, 2015 19:48 IST

    From now on, no more animal sacrifice at Nepal's Gadhimai festival

    In a victory for animal rights activists, Nepalese temple authorities said on Tuesday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of worshippers.