• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • new york fire
    Mar 27, 2015 09:46 IST

    New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

    An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's fashionable East Village.

  • A320 cockpit
    Mar 27, 2015 11:17 IST

    MIT expert: US rules make chances of cockpit takeover slim

    US flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors say the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst has said.

  • Mar 27, 2015 11:34 IST

    Ten killed in stampede during Hindu ritual in Bangladesh

    At least 10 people were killed in a stampede during a Hindu ritual attended by thousands of devotees on the banks of a river near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, police said on Friday.

  • Farmers
    Mar 27, 2015 09:01 IST

    Oldest remains of processed wheaten food discovered in China

    Chinese archaeologists have discovered the oldest processed wheaten food remains in the country, indicating the people ate bread-like food 2,600 to 2,900 years ago.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 27, 2015 07:13 IST

    Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency

    Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board.