• Afghan Taliban
    Jul 30, 2015 15:03 IST

    Taliban say 'unaware' of peace talks with Afghan govt

    The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.

  • File photograph of Malaysian Airlines jet MH370 taking off from the runway. (Photo : Agencies)
    Jul 30, 2015 08:50 IST

    Debris found off Madagascar studied for link to missing MH370

    France's BEA air crash investigation agency is examining the debris found washed up on the French island east of Madagascar, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, but that it was too early to draw conclusions of its linkage with MH370.

  • Al-Jazeera journalists
    Jul 30, 2015 13:02 IST

    Three Al-Jazeera reporters await Egypt court verdict

    A court in Cairo will deliver its verdict on Thursday in the retrial of three al-jazeera journalists whose previous sentencing of up to ten years in jail sparked an international outcry.

  • Afghan men ride
    Jul 30, 2015 14:06 IST

    Pakistan: 2 soldiers, 3 militants killed in Taliban attack

    At least two soldiers and three Taliban militants were killed on Thursday in an attack on a security checkpost in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

  • 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.

  • La Reunion, Boeing 777, MH370 debris
    Jul 30, 2015 16:20 IST

    Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777: Malaysia

    Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Plane wreckage on French island beach sparks MH370 speculation

    French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

  • 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.

  • 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".