• Afghanistan: Jalalabad suicide blast
    Apr 18, 2015 10:36 IST

    Afghanistan: Suicide blast in Jalalabad kills 35, injures more than 100

    Twenty-two people were killed and more than 50 injured as at least two explosions rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, media reports said.

  • Chibok Girls Ambassadors.
    Apr 18, 2015 10:28 IST

    Boko Haram continue reign of terror, kill 10 in Cameroon village

    Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram continued their reign of terror as the group killed at least 10 civilians in a cross-border raid on a village in northern Cameroon, security sources told AFP on Friday.

  • Bamako, Mali
    Apr 18, 2015 10:03 IST

    Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim UN suicide attack in Mali

    A jihadist group led by Al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali, in a recording released on Friday by Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.

  • India China flag
    Apr 18, 2015 01:01 IST

    Closeness with Pakistan should not bother India: China

    The Sino-Pakistan economic corridor project that is likely to run through Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir should not be of any concern to India as it is outside the scope of bilateral disputes that the two South Asian neighbours have, Beijing said Friday.

  • Islamic State
    Apr 17, 2015 14:49 IST

    Islamic State's Pak chief killed while planting bomb

    Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report.

  • British PM David Cameron
    Apr 18, 2015 01:15 IST

    Cameron talks tough, but ducks TV debate

    Prime Minister David Cameron dubbed as a ‘coalition of chaos’ the widely expected possibility of Labour and Scottish National Party (SNP) joining hands after the May 7 elections, but stayed away from a live television debate with five other leaders on Thursday night.

  • hurricane Dean
    Apr 17, 2015 22:58 IST

    'Isis' removed from UN list of hurricane names

    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

  • Yemen
    Apr 18, 2015 01:10 IST

    UN calls for $274m Yemen aid, ceasefire

    The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for almost $275 million to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen’s 22 provinces.

  • A320 cockpit
    Apr 17, 2015 17:57 IST

    After Alps crash, Turkish Airlines CEO wants pilots to wed

    Turkish Airlines' CEO says that pilots may not be as prone to destructive behavior like that of the Germanwings pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a flight last month - if only they get married.

  • Sam Rainsy at Choeung Ek.
    Apr 17, 2015 15:43 IST

    Cambodia marks 40 years since evacuation of Phnom Penh

    Tearful survivors on Friday marked 40 years to the day since the Khmer Rouge marched on Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding a terror that would kill a quarter of Cambodians and leave the capital a ghost town.

  • Syria
    Apr 17, 2015 10:17 IST

    Syria gas attack video moves UN Security Council envoys to tears

    Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.

  • MESSENGER spacecraft around Mercury.
    Apr 17, 2015 15:37 IST

    NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in 2 weeks

    After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system's innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.

  • A boy looks through his damaged home near Sanaa Airport, Yemen
    Apr 17, 2015 08:43 IST

    UN chief calls for Yemen ceasefire, says nation 'in flames'

    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for an immediate halt to the fighting in Yemen, as he began the hunt for a new UN envoy who can broker a political end to the conflict.

  • Idlib, Islamic State, Syria
    Apr 16, 2015 21:22 IST

    Islamic State pushes on Iraq's Ramadi, 2000 families flee

    Clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants pressing their offensive for Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar province, has forced more than 2,000 families to flee from their homes in the area, an Iraqi official said Thursday.

  • British royal baby
    Apr 16, 2015 19:51 IST

    5 things to know about new British royal baby

    Royal fans are ready to welcome Prince William and Kate's second child - a younger brother or sister to Prince George, whose birth two years ago whipped up a worldwide media frenzy.