• Hillary Clinton
    Jul 04, 2015 09:28 IST

    Clinton hopeful for Iran nuclear deal during talks next week

    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal in the next week.

  • Blasts
    Jul 04, 2015 08:04 IST

    25 al-Nusra fighters killed in Syria mosque blast

    25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, were killed in an explosion in a mosque in northern Syria when they had come to attend Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said.

  • nigeria, market, bomb site
    Jul 04, 2015 08:42 IST

    Nearly 200 killed in 48 hours by Boko Haram militants

    Nearly 200 people were killed in 48 hours of violence by Boko Haram militants who carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said. President Muhammadu Buhari called the incident "inhuman and barbaric".

  • alexis tsipras
    Jul 04, 2015 00:58 IST

    Debt crisis: Greek PM Tsipras urges ‘No’ vote as support slips

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged voters to ignore European scaremongering and “blackmail” and vote ‘No’ in this weekend’s referendum as polls showed support swinging behind the ‘Yes’ campaign.

  • Chad twin blasts in N'Djamena
    Jul 03, 2015 21:40 IST

    2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

    Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said on Friday.

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraq
    Jul 04, 2015 01:07 IST

    Islamic State executes commanders after failed coup plot

    Thirteen top Islamic State (IS) leaders, including five high-ranking military commanders, have been executed on the orders of the group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after a failed coup attempt to topple him, a media report has said.

  • Assange
    Jul 03, 2015 18:42 IST

    France rejects asylum request from WikiLeaks' Assange

    The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger".

  • Bangladesh
    Jul 03, 2015 22:34 IST

    Bangladeshi Islamists seek death penalty for ex-minister

    Bangladeshi Islamists on Friday protested in Dhaka demanding death penalty for former minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui accused of blasphemy for comments perceived to be against Islam.Anger among Islamists has been rising since former telecommunications

  • American Reaper drone. (Wikimedia Commons)
    Jul 03, 2015 20:59 IST

    Top jihadist from Tunisia killed by US strike: report

    A US strike on June in Libiya killed a top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, The New York Times reported Friday.Seifallah Ben Hassine, listed as a "global terrorist" by the US, was killed in mid-June in an airstrike that

  • New Scotland Yard
    Jul 03, 2015 20:33 IST

    MQM document leaks in UK linked to Parrikar’s ‘terrorism’ remarks?

    Recent leaks of two documents alleging India’s support to Pakistan’s Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) may be linked to remarks by defence minister Manohar Parrikar on ‘using terrorists to deal with terrorism’, analysts say.

  • Barack Obama
    Jul 03, 2015 21:23 IST

    Barack Obama's grandmother to cook for President on Kenya trip

    US President Barack Obama's grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed on Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits Kenya, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

  • Philippines ferry overturns
    Jul 03, 2015 08:21 IST

    Five more bodies retreived from capsized Philippines ferry

    Five more bodies were retreived from a ferry that capsized just moments after departing a Central Philippine port,raising the death toll to 50.

  • 22-year-old Harman Singh removed his turban to help the child, who was bleeding from the head. Photo Courtesy Facebook
    Jul 03, 2015 19:26 IST

    Sikh samaritan who removed turban to help wounded boy awarded

    A 22-year-old 'Sikh samaritan' in New Zealand, who made global headlines after he broke religious protocol by removing his turban to help a profusely bleeding child, was on Friday given a top police award for his act of "outstanding compassion and empathy".

  • Greek pensioner
    Jul 04, 2015 09:21 IST

    Crying Greek pensioner: The story behind the photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had gone to three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but in vain. When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.

  • Syrian refugees
    Jul 03, 2015 19:13 IST

    Clinging underneath a truck, 12-yr-old boy flees war-torn Syria

    Romanian border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two Syrian men hidden under a truck who tried to illegally enter the country.