• Mogadishu
    Mar 27, 2015 22:04 IST

    At least 10 killed in al Shebab attack on Somalia hotel

    At least 10 people have died in an attack by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somali security officials said Friday.

  • Yemen: Saudi-led coalition air strikes
    Mar 27, 2015 20:34 IST

    Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

    Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and key military installations on Friday, the second day of a campaign that military officials said was aimed at neutralizing air defenses ahead of a possible ground invasion.

  • Sureshbhai Patel
    Mar 28, 2015 02:01 IST

    Alabama police officer in confrontation with Indian man indicted

    A US federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama police officer captured on video throwing an Indian man to the ground on a charge related to the use of unreasonable force, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

  • police line
    Mar 28, 2015 01:00 IST

    Shopping centre near Pentagon given 'all-clear' after bomb threat

    Arlington County Police said in a tweet on Friday they gave the "all-clear" to a shopping centre near the headquarters of the US Defense Department, with business returning to normal and roads re-opening after bomb-sniffing dogs inspected the area.

  • Boko Haram
    Mar 27, 2015 20:22 IST

    Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year.

  • Amanda Knox
    Mar 27, 2015 23:27 IST

    Judges consider Knox guilty verdict

    Judges at Italy’s top court retired to chambers Friday to consider whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu
    Mar 27, 2015 20:38 IST

    Israel to release tax funds to Palestinians: PM Netanyahu's office

    Israel will release to the Palestinian Authority tax funds it collects on its behalf and withheld as punishment for its move to join the International Criminal Court, the premier's office said on Friday.

  •  Barack Obama
    Mar 27, 2015 23:48 IST

    New sanctions for Iran if nuclear deal terms violated: US

    US senate on Thursday resolved to hit Iran with new sanctions if it was seen violating terms of the nuclear deal it will sign with world powers should talks currently underway succeed.

  • islamic state, sunni tribe
    Mar 27, 2015 12:16 IST

    Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

    The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi
    Mar 27, 2015 13:43 IST

    Suu Kyi ducks Myanmar army parade on health grounds

    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country's army chief warned against "any disturbances to stability" in upcoming elections.

  • bomb attack
    Mar 27, 2015 11:39 IST

    Bomb blast kills two policemen in Karachi: Officials

    A bomb blast hit a police van in Karachi Friday morning, killing at least two policemen and wounding 14 other people, officials said, the latest violence in Pakistan's strife-torn biggest city. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast but militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have attacked police vehicles in the city in the past.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 27, 2015 07:53 IST

    Germanwings crash: Co-pilot suffered 'bout of depression'

    The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

  • A320 cockpit
    Mar 27, 2015 12:42 IST

    Germanwings crash fallout: Airlines adopt new cockpit rules

    Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be in the cockpit at all times following revelations that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane when left alone at the controls.

  • Yemen: Saudi-led coalition air strikes
    Mar 27, 2015 09:34 IST

    39 dead in Yemen since Saudi-led strikes began: Officials

    At least 39 civilians have been killed in more than 24 hours of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen, health ministry officials said on Friday.

  • Hassan Rouhani
    Mar 27, 2015 10:00 IST

    Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline

    Iran's president appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama on Thursday as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.