Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in Dublin in a spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.
Ireland's top Catholic leader said that the Church needed a "reality check" as the country voted to approve same-sex marriage through a referendum in what he called a "social revolution".
The Islamic State (IS) has suggested that it can use the “billions of dollars” in its coffers to acquire a nuclear device from Pakistan for carrying out a spectacular attack on the United States.
The US Senate rejected legislation early Saturday aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.
Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen on Saturday targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country, witnesses said.
'Treachery' by close ally Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), along with weaknesses like the excessive use of internet, was suspected to be a key factor behind the arrest of two top al Qaeda commanders — Abu Yasir and Abu Zubaydah — in Pakistan and the fall of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime, a newly declassified document seized from Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound shows.
Iraqi forces retook territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi on Saturday, commanders said, in their first counterattack since the jihadists' capture of the Anbar provincial capital last week.
Kshama Sawant, 41, is proud to be a socialist and told HT in an interview she won’t be supporting Hillary Clinton or her Republican rival in the coming presidential election. She is herself running for a second term.
President Barack Obama's war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadists from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group's advances on the battlefield.
At least 24 people were killed in southern Somalia after fighting between al Shabaab Islamist militants and government forces, residents and the rebel group said on Saturday.
Indonesia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says only 30 to 40 % of those stranded at sea are Rohingyas
Afghan parliamentarians on Saturday demanded a review of a controversial pact signed by Pakistan and Afghanistan for cooperation between their spy agencies amid growing opposition in political circles to the memorandum of understanding.
A suicide bomber set off an explosion during weekly prayers in a Shiite mosque of eastern Saudi Arabia leaving many dead on Friday, the interior ministry said.
At least 29 militants including those of the dreaded Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan outfit have been killed in military operations in Balochistan province during the past one month.
Egyptian authorities, in a clampdown on all forms of opposition, have put former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and several secular leaders on trail. They stand accused of contempt of court for their comments on different platforms.