• Barack Obama
    Feb 01, 2015 09:30 IST

    Obama, Abe condemn 'heinous murder' of hostage Kenji Goto

    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Saturday condemned the 'heinous murder' of hostage Kenji Goto after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading

  • AirAsia wreckage
    Jan 31, 2015 10:59 IST

    AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: Reports

    The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

  • Khaleda Zia
    Jan 31, 2015 14:22 IST

    Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office

    Bangladesh authorities on Saturday cut the power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade.

  • Two Eagles Balloon Team
    Feb 01, 2015 04:01 IST

    Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely off Mexico

    Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early on Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile (11,265-kilometre)-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

  • Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
    Jan 31, 2015 23:23 IST

    Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

    African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said on Saturday.

  • charlie
    Feb 01, 2015 01:22 IST

    'If you don't like Charlie Hebdo, don't read it'

    Laurent Leger, an investigative journalist with Charlie Hebdo, hid under the table when gunmen stormed the office. He survived but many of his colleagues were killed.

  • Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
    Jan 31, 2015 13:04 IST

    123 Boko Haram militants, 3 Chad soldiers killed in Cameroon

    Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said on Friday.

  • Islamic State
    Jan 31, 2015 07:51 IST

    IS chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq: US

    A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said on Friday.

  • Eid al-Adha
    Jan 30, 2015 15:24 IST

    56 killed in powerful bomb attack in Shia mosque in Pakistan

    A powerful blast killed nearly 50 people, including children, during Friday prayers at a packed minority Shia mosque in Pakistan's Sindh province, the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in recent times.

  • ISIS video showing Japan hostages
    Jan 31, 2015 01:43 IST

    Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of hostages

    Japan and Jordan were working closely on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.

  • ISIS video showing Japan hostages
    Feb 01, 2015 08:07 IST

    Obama condemns Japanese hostage's 'heinous murder'

    President Barack Obama condemned on Saturday the "heinous murder" of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading.

  • Islamic State
    Jan 30, 2015 14:53 IST

    Egypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26

    An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.

  •  ex-Taliban members
    Jan 30, 2015 00:11 IST

    Taliban ‘insurgents’ at White House briefing

    The White House on Wednesday described the Taliban as an “armed insurgency” and the Islamic State (IS) a “terrorist group”, drawing fire from critics who don’t see the two differently.

  • ISIS
    Feb 01, 2015 02:09 IST

    Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked'

    Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become 'deadlocked', local media reported on Saturday.

  • Malaysia airlines, MH370
    Jan 29, 2015 15:58 IST

    MH370 disappearance an accident, says Malaysia; search called off

    Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.