• Palmyra
    Aug 31, 2015 09:44 IST

    IS destroys part of Syria's ancient Temple of Bel: monitors

    The extremist Islamic State group has destroyed part of another ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.

  • Susan Rice
    Aug 31, 2015 10:11 IST

    US NSA asks Pakistan to act against Haqqani Network

    National Security Advisor (NSA) Susan Rice spelt out the steps the US expects Pakistan to take for dealing with the Haqqani Network, stressing these are crucial for Islamabad’s relations with Washington and Kabul.

  • boko haram, militants
    Aug 31, 2015 08:34 IST

    56 killed by Boko Haram in remote part of Borno state: Governor

    The governor of Borno state said Sunday that Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area of the region, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaign.

  • Austria migrant truck
    Aug 31, 2015 09:59 IST

    Austria lorry tragedy: Death came slowly, painfully to migrants

    The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration lorry in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square metre (10 sq ft), police offidials said.

  • Tony Blair
    Aug 31, 2015 00:04 IST

    Tony Blair cautions Labour party over Corbyn leadership

    Tony Blair, the most successful leader in Labour history who led the party to three consecutive wins starting from 1997, cautioned his party on Sunday against electing Jeremy Corbyn, the candidate tipped to win the leadership poll on September 12.

  • Aug 30, 2015 22:49 IST

    Islamic State executed over 91 people in Syria in a month

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 32 were civilians among the 91 people executed for "crimes" in the jihadist group's self-proclaimed caliphate between July 29 and August 29. The toll included IS members, rebel fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Aug 30, 2015 23:41 IST

    Obama invites Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for October visit

    President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a meeting at the White House on October 22, the US National Security Council said on Sunday.

  • Aug 30, 2015 22:38 IST

    Officials confirm new Ebola death in Sierra Leone

    Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

  • Aug 30, 2015 22:42 IST

    Malaysia's Mahathir asks for 'people power' to topple PM Razak

    Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple his former protege Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.

  • Aug 30, 2015 19:09 IST

    Osama's former aide urges British Muslims not to join IS

    A former aide and brother-in-arms of Osama bin Laden has appealed to British Muslims to not join Islamic State for their so-called jihad in Syria, and has denounced the extremist group's beheadings and utilisation of mass rape as "completely against Islam."

  • Aug 30, 2015 17:44 IST

    Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera trial comments

    Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador to Cairo on Sunday to complain about comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison for reporting "false news."

  • Saudi Aramco housing complex fire
    Aug 30, 2015 16:30 IST

    11 dead, over 200 hurt in Saudi Aramco's housing complex fire

    A residential complex in Saudi Arabia housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco was engulfed in fire on Sunday killing at least eleven people and injuring 206. Saudi Aramco is the world's largest oil company in terms of crude production and exports.

  • Cars
    Aug 30, 2015 17:15 IST

    China reverses anti-pollution law that kept vehicles off road

    The decision to reverse this part of the anti-pollution law will come as a surprise to many as the Chinese government is right in the middle of its fight against large-scale air pollution, triggered mostly by factory, vehicular and construction-related pollution.

  • Dr. Oliver Sacks
    Aug 30, 2015 20:16 IST

    'Awakenings' author, renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books such as "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" analysed and examined the distant ranges of the human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and, sometimes, bizarre neurological conditions, has died at the age of 82.

  • Aug 30, 2015 20:30 IST

    Wrestler Hulk Hogan to duke it out as Donald Trump's running mate?

    One of the world's best known wrestlers, Hulk Hogan, has made a surprising announcement about the next arena he wants to set foot in; the political one as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's running mate.