• Mullah Omar
    Jul 30, 2015 07:08 IST

    Afghan government confirms Mullah Omar's death

    The formal confirmation of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar came from the office of President Ashraf Ghani after a flurry of media reports, mostly citing unnamed Afghan government and intelligence officials, regarding the death of the reclusive one-eyed militant commander.

  • Debris of MH17
    Jul 30, 2015 04:35 IST

    Russia vetoes UN bid to set up tribunal into downed MH17 flight

    Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that proposed to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.

  • 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.

  • alexis tsipras
    Jul 30, 2015 05:22 IST

    Greek PM threatens early elections over party bailout opposition

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday warned dissident members in his party he would resort to early elections if Syriza hardliners continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promises a relief to Greece's staggering debt woes.

  • US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton
    Jul 30, 2015 06:23 IST

    Democratic hopeful Clinton to urge Congress to lift Cuba embargo

    Hillary Clinton will on Friday urge US lawmakers to lift the trade embargo against Cuba, arguing that Republican opposition to normalising ties reflects the past's "failed policies," her campaign said.

  • 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.

  • MH370 crash, MH370 possible debris, La Reunion, Boeing 777
    Jul 29, 2015 23:15 IST

    Plane wreckage on French island beach sparks MH370 speculation

    A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting some speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

  • 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.

  • Chloe Khan
    Jul 29, 2015 21:17 IST

    Pilot 'invites' adult star into cockpit, lets her toy with controls

    An unnamed Kuwait Airways captain flying from London to New York invited an ex-porn actress into the cockpit, served her cigarettes and champagne, and allowed her to play with the controls, reports said.

  • 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.