- Jul 08, 2015 11:33 IST
Child soldiers, girls being raped by security forces and subsequently burned alive, boys castrated: the litany of atrocities and war-crimes in South Sudan's civil war is growing, with the international community seemingly powerless to prevent the conflict from continuing or, indeed, even escalating in its brutality.
- Jul 08, 2015 11:28 IST
Pakistan has hosted a meeting between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban that was also attended by American and Chinese observers, signalling its intention to play a key role in reconciliation efforts in the war-torn country.
- Jul 07, 2015 22:28 IST
An Afghan delegation will soon be in peace talks with the Taliban, officials said Tuesday, the latest move towards dialogue despite the militants' bloody and escalating summer offensive.
- Jul 08, 2015 01:45 IST
Britain’s regulator of charity organisations has dropped an inquiry against an umbrella organisation representing Hindu temples in Britain that broke rules by appealing to the community before the May 7 elections to vote for the Conservative party.
- Jul 08, 2015 01:04 IST
After bombs went off on three London Underground lines during the rush hour of July 7, 2005, another ripped through a doube-decker bus in Tavistock Square near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, whose message of peace was poignantly recalled a decade later on Tuesday.
- Jul 08, 2015 00:25 IST
President Barack Obama said Monday the war against the Islamic State will not be quick and will require continued global commitment to fight it not only militarily but also ideologically.
- Jul 08, 2015 01:15 IST
Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, the highest daily toll since the Arab air offensive began more than three months ago.
- Jul 07, 2015 22:07 IST
Greece did not come up with a "concrete proposal" at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday despite European pressure on Athens for a new debt plan.
- Jul 07, 2015 23:30 IST
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, urged an extra $39 billion a year for education worldwide on Tuesday and said she wants to remain the "voice of children" even after she turns 18 next week.
- Jul 07, 2015 22:40 IST
A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the Turkish capital Ankara threatening gays with death. There are growing concerns over the intolerance against homosexuals in the country.
- Jul 07, 2015 20:29 IST
Bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad, authorities have said.
- Jul 07, 2015 20:47 IST
A Japanese company's four-metre-high (13 foot) Kuratas robot, weighing four tonnes, is set to clash with a US rival's MegaBot. Suidobashi Heavy Industry took up the giant challenge in a weekend video, as the Japanese firm's chief Kogoro Kurata admitted that his country's robot culture was at stake.
- Jul 07, 2015 21:23 IST
The Russian police on Tuesday launched a campaign which advices people on taking safer selfies after around 100 were injured and dozens died this year in gruesome accidents while striking high-risk poses.
- Jul 07, 2015 17:13 IST
A bomb blast and subsequent firing by three gunmen at a local government building on the outskirts of Zaria in northern Nigeria killed at least 25 people and civil servants on Tuesday morning, state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said on his Twitter feed. Militant group Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the attack.
- Jul 07, 2015 09:07 IST
British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.