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Taliban resist Afghan forces’ counterattack in Kunduz

October 4: Pockets of Taliban fighters held out overnight against Afghan government forces in the northern city of Kunduz, a police official said on Tuesday, a day after the militants pushed deep into the city centre.

Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US

October 4: President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a deal with the United States on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, once a symbol of US-Russian rapprochement that has fallen apart amid tensions over Ukraine, Syria and other disputes.

120 killed as terror strikes Baghdad

At least 120 people were killed and 200 injured in two suicide bombings in a busy Baghdad shopping district on Sunday.............

Bangladesh cafe attack: Indian among 20 killed in Dhaka’s night of terror

The 11-hour siege by terrorists at an upscale cafe here ended early Saturday morning with at least 20 hostages dead...........

Istanbul airport bombers planned on taking hostages: report

The pro-government Sabah newspaper reported that the attackers scouted the scene and planned to take dozens.........

Tearful mourners throng Karachi streets for Sabri’s funeral

Thousands of tearful mourners, including women and children, today thronged the streets of Pakistan’s largest city and sang the soul-stirring renditions of Amjad Sabri as they paid tributes to one of the country’s finest Sufi .......

Britain’s bookies bet against ’Brexit’

Britain’s bookmakers seemed to be strengthening in their conviction that the UK will not opt out of the EU in the referendum today, even as most of the opinion......

Any NSG exception to disturb regional stability: Pak

Any "exception" in granting membership to the NSG will "disturb" strategic stability in South Asia, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain.......

Orlando shooter might have been gay: ex wife 

29-year-old Omar Mateen, who gunned down 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, himself might have been gay but chose to hide his true .........

IS suspects fleeing Iraq’s Fallujah with civilians

Iraqi forces said jihadist fighters were attempting to flee Fallujah by blend.......

Orlando shooter does not appear to be part of ISIS plot: Obama

The gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay club was motivated by "extremist information distributed over the internet", but does not appear to be part of a broader ISIS plot........

A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group has stabbed a French policeman to death before he was killed in a dramatic police..........

Trump revokes press credentials of The Washington Post

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has revoked press credentials of The Washington Post, a leading American daily, accusing it of writing falsely about him.......

India’s NSG membership will touch ’raw nerve’ with Pak: China

Vehemently opposing India’s NSG bid, Chinese official media in first comments since China’s objection said today that New Delhi’s membership will not only touch a "raw nerve" in Pakistan and increase a nuclear.........

Orlando gunman’s father expressed support for Taliban: report

The Afghan father of Orlando gay nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had expressed support for the Afghan Taliban and denounced Pakistan in an online video, according to a media report.......

Indian woman abducted in Kabul

An Indian woman has been abducted from Taimani area of Kabul and Afghan authorities are trying to secure her release, official sources said today.........

China not to budge on India’s NSG bid

A US-led push for India to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) made some headway on Thursday as several opponents appeared more....................

Chile: Hooded vandals raid Catholic church, destroy image of crucified Christ

The vandals took other religious iconographies from Chile’s national monument........

Ensure your territory is not used for planning attacks in India: US to Pak

The US has asked Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used for planning attacks in India, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said terrorism is being "incubated in India’s neighbourhood"........

Hindu ashram worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

 

A Hindu ashram worker was today hacked to death by unidentified assailants while he was out for the morning walk..........

Pakistan accuses India of using Pathankot attack to derail dialogue

Pakistan today accused India of using the Pathankot terror attack as an "excuse" to derail.......

Israel suspends Ramadan permits for Palestinians after attack

Israel today suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians granted during Ramadan following a major terror attack at an upscale market in Tel Aviv, the deadliest in the recent spate of violence that killed ....

India has not claimed IPR on Yoga:Modi tells US lawmakers

Observing that there are over 30 million practitioners of Yoga in America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today........................

Shooting attack kills three at Tel Aviv nightsp

Three people were killed and six wounded in a shooting tonight near a Tel Aviv bar and restaurant complex, officials said, one of the deadliest in an eight-month wave of such attacks.......

6.2 undersea quake strikes central Indonesia

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia today, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate ..........

80% drugs to combat AIDS supplied by India: Nadda

 

 

India has said that over 80 per cent of the drugs used globally to combat the deadly AIDS are supplied by Indian pharmaceutical firms and the low-cost generic medicines have helped scale up access to HIV treatment across developing countries........

’Human rights, freedom of religion deteriorating in India’

The two years of Modi government have resulted in deterioration in human rights and religious freedom in India, according to rights activists, who called for making the issue as part of the US’ regular dialogue with India............

Obama hopeful Sanders will wind up campaign in couple of weeks

Barack Obama expressed hope that Bernie Sanders in "the next couple of weeks" will finally concede having lost the Democratic.......

 Modi’s US visit ’very rich and productive’: Ambassador Verma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to the US this week was "very, very rich and productive" as significant progress was made in wide range of areas from civil.........

1 killed, thousands flee as blasts hit Sri Lankan armoury

A soldier was charred to death and thousands of people were evacuated after a major fire triggered a series of explosions at one of Sri Lanka’s largest ammunition dumps

 Christian man, top cop’s wife brutally killed in Bangladesh

A Christian businessman was today hacked to death by unidentified machete-wielding men near a church in Bangladesh........

Swiss voters reject ’money for nothing’ income plan

In a global first, the Swiss voted today on a radical proposal to provide the entire population with enough money to live on, no strings attached.....

India, Qatar ink 7 agreements to boost cooperation

ndia and Qatar today signed seven agreements, including one on finance intelligence to check money laundering and terrorism.......

Islamic State kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies

In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants........

2 Indian-American brothers jailed for 7 yrs for H1B visa fraud

Two Indian-American brothers have been sentenced to over seven years in prison for committing fraud in H1B visa..........

 Sarkar did not impress in class: UCLA Indian-origin prof

An Indian-American professor has said Mainak Sarkar, who was behind the UCLA murder-suicide, left little impression as a student in his........

 Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians

As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive today to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a lead.........

 Modi, Obama have forged close working relationship: think-tank

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone from somebody who was basically a "pariah" to someone who is now going to be celebrated, in the course..........

 Pak PM Sharif’s open-heart surgery in UK ’successful’

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today underwent an open-heart surgery at a British hospital which his party said was "successful", the Premier’s second cardiac procedure in five years..........

 Swiss village pays 200,000 pounds fine instead of taking 10 refugees

A super-rich village in Switzerland, one of the wealthiest in Europe, has chosen to pay a fine of 200,000 pounds instead of accepting.........

 Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in Afghanistan

The Taliban killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others today after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week......

Bombs kill more than 100 in Syria regime strongholds

At least 101 people were killed today in two Syrian regime bastions in a spate of bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.............

PM Modi accorded ceremonial welcome in Iran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today accorded a ceremonial welcome as he met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for talks to deepen trade, investment and energy ties..........

Doctor hacked to death in Bangladesh, IS claims responsibility

A homeopathic doctor was today hacked to death and a professor was seriously wounded by machete- wielding Islamic State militants in Bangladesh amid a series of brutal attacks on secular activists and minorities by Islamist............

Obama criticises Trump’s policies on Muslims, border

President Barack Obama has taken a swipe at presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plans..........

Refugees carry ISIS-funded phones; will launch attack: Trump

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned of a 9/11-like attack on the US if refugees continue to be allowed into the country and alleged .........

’I’m not stupid,’ Trump tells Cameron

 

Donald Trump today indicated that he may end up having a bad relationship with...........

Iran cracks down on Instagram modelling, 8 arrested

Iran has arrested eight people for working in "un-Islamic" online modelling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran’s cybercrimes court said on state television..........

India’s missile test will disturb balance of power: Pak

Pakistan has said India’s supersonic interceptor missile test will disturb the balance of power in the region.........

Myanmar nationals among 3 arrested for monk’s murder in B’desh

Three persons, including two Myanmar nationals, were today arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the brutal killing of a 70-year.........

Now high-end SUVs for ITBP troops on Sino-India border

Expensive SUVs, usually found zipping across roads in urban locations, have for the first time been deployed at high-altitude..........

Indonesia’s Muslim cyber warriors take on IS

A group of Indonesian “cyber warriors” sits glued to screens, as they send out messages promoting

China developing soft-power infra along Silk Road

China is digging deep into its cultural roots to anchor a seamless revival of the ancient Silk Road

N. Korea boots BBC journalist as party congress continues

North Korea on Monday was expelling a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly “insulting the dignity”

Canada fire ’out of control,’ could double in size

A ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada could double in size today, an official warned

Flight delayed after passenger becomes suspicious of equation

An Italian economist says his flight was delayed for over two hours after a fellow woman passenger saw him

Trump’s policies fits the definition of a loose cannon: Clinton

The Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton today reiterated that Donald Trump, the Republican presidential presumptive nominee

Clinton says approached by Republicans fleeing trump

Hillary Clinton says she has been approached by a number of Republicans looking to back her White House

Don’t want support from those who don’t want to endorse:Trump

Amidst a growing list of opponents in the Republican establishment, the party’s presumptive presidential

 WH race not ’reality show’: Obama on Trump

In his first comment on Donald Trump since he became the presumptive Republican nominee, US

FBI to question Hillary Clinton on email scandal: Report

The FBI would question Hillary Clinton over the use of a private email server during her tenure as the US Secretary of State, media reports have said.

North Korea opens ruling party congress behind closed doors

North Korea opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980 behind closed doors on

US Congress seeks to block USD 450 million aid to Pakistan

The US Congress has initiated a move to block USD 450 million in aid to Pakistan for failing to

Russian orchestra performs in Syria’s war-scarred Palmyra

Leading Russian musicians today staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria’s ravaged

Cruz drops out of race; clears pathway for Trump to WH

Senator Ted Cruz has announced to drop out of the presidential race following a devastating defeat

German ’house of horrors’ couple tortured, killed 2 women

A German couple lured women to their village home with personal contact ads, then trapped, tortured and killed at least two of them, authorities said today.

US Army captain sues Obama over ’illegal’ war against ISIS

A 28-year-old American Army officer deployed to Kuwait has sued President Barack Obama because he believes

China objects to US envoy’s remarks on Arunachal Pradesh

Taking exception to a US diplomat’s recent remarks that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, China today said it plans to seek

Former CIA chief in Pak suspected of being poisoned by ISI

A former CIA station chief in Pakistan, who presided over the May 2011 raid that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden at his hideout in Abbottabad,

Facebook face-tagging in photos targeted in lawsuit

A US judge has rejected a request by Facebook to toss out a civil suit accusing it of violating privacy with face-recognition software to help "tag" people in pictures.

US House Speaker not ready to back Trump as Republican nominee

US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican official of the nation has said

Pay if you want F-16s, U.S tells Pakistan

 

 

In a diplomatic coup for India that sets the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the U.S.

US asks Pak to make full payment for F-16, no subsidy

The Obama administration has asked Pakistan to "put forward" its "national funds" to buy the eight F-16

Seventeen die in Nairobi floods

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the wreck of the six-storey building, where 10 people perished after concrete......

Twin bombings in southern Iraq kill 33: security officials

Two bomb blasts in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa Sunday killed at least 33 people ...........

3 detained for murder of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh

Media reports said Joarder had served three months in prison in 2012 for blasphemous comments. Reuter File Photo for representation................

‘Extremism’ barbs, counter claims galore in London’s mayoral race

One is a bus driver’s son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire’s son raised in a mansion.......................

Five years after bin Laden, Al-Qaeda down but far from out

Five years after the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the network he founded is far from dead even if it has suffered a series of setbacks........

Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents’ dinner

US President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining............

Achieving and sustaining high growth is India’s main agenda: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that achieving and sustaining high growth is the main agenda of India.

Afghan forces reclaim Taliban-held Afghanistan’s Chahar Dara district

Afghan forces have recaptured Chahar Dara district in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan from...

China denies US aircraft carrier port call in Hong Kong

China has refused to give entry to the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Stennis and accompanying naval...

Canberra urges Afghanistan to find Australian hostage

Australia has called on Afghanistan to step up efforts and cooperate in finding an Australian woman...

Kunduz hospital air strike not a war crime: US

General Joseph Votel, the head of US Central Command, has said that the US personnel who bombarded a...

China hopes positive signals on bilateral ties from Japan

Asserting that China-Japan relations are gradually stabilizing, but remain fragile, Senior Communist...

President Mukherjee arrives in New Zealand on second leg of his two nation tour

After his landmark visit to Papua New Guinea, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Auckland...

UNSC discusses fifth set of UN sanctions for North Korea

United Nations Security Council diplomats are reportedly negotiating a draft statement that...

House Panel for Cap on Economy Class Airfares

A ceiling for economy class airfares has to be brought in to curb “exhorbitant” air fares during peak tourist seasons........

 

 No plans to return to India: Vijay Mallya from ’forced exile’

Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya has said he is in a “forced exile” and has no plans to return to India

Indian-American couple convicted for H-1B visa fraud

An Indian-American couple has been convicted on charges of H-1B visa fraud and will face up to 30

President Mukherjee arrives in Papua New Guinea

President Pranab Mukherjee today arrived at Papua New Guinea today in the first leg of his two-nation-tour

Militants are moving around freely in Pakistan, says Wall Street Journal

The Government of Pakistan may have vowed to go after militants across the country with a vengeance,...

Sudarsan Pattnaik bags gold medal at sand art contest in Moscow

Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik bagged the gold medal at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture...

No headway in talks with India: Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry

Pakistan has admitted that the recent Foreign Secretary-level talks held between the Asian...

Trump secures most unbound delegates in Pennsylvania

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has secured a vast majority

2 Hindu teachers jailed in Bangladesh for defaming Islam

Two Hindu teachers in Bangladesh have been jailed for six months for making blasphemous

Pak not taking action against terror groups: US

A top US official today accused Pakistan of "not taking action" against terrorist groups that threaten its

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