Bombs kill 57 as Iraq mired in political crisis

BAGHDAD  - A wave of attacks in Baghdad Thursday killed 57 people as Iraq faced a political crisis, with its vice president accused of...

Voters Across US Choosing Governors, Mayors Tuesday

U.S. voters are casting ballots in a handful of key elections Tuesday.The eastern states of New Jersey and Virginia are electing governors, while large...

41+% Indians lived below international poverty line of USD1.25 a day

New Delhi, United Nations estimates that 41.6 per cent of India's population lived below the poverty line in 2005, but Indian Planning Commission had...

Arab League Presses Syrian FM to End Crackdown

Arab League representatives have met with Syrian officials in the Qatari capital, Doha, to demand an end to killings of civilians in Syria's crackdown...

News Corp. accused of Australian piracy plot

SYDNEY - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Wednesday faced a fresh barrage of allegations over its conduct, with an Australian newspaper claiming it had a...

Wife presses UN over missing Sri Lanka cartoonist

COLOMBO :    The wife of missing Sri Lankan political cartoonist Prageeth Eknelygoda marked 1,000 days since his disappearance Monday with an appeal to...

Pope Summons Mideast Envoys to Rome Over Islamist Advance

VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has...

Obama, Foreign Military Chiefs to Discuss Islamic State Plans

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will hash out a strategy to counter Islamic State on Tuesday with military leaders from some 20 countries including Turkey and...

Report: Families of Top Chinese Leaders Concealing Riches Overseas

An investigation by a U.S.-based journalism group suggests the close relatives of China's top leaders, including President Xi Jinping, have set up offshore companies...

South Sudan’s Peace Talks Off to Rough Start

South Sudan's warring factions have opened peace talks in Ethiopia, as violence continues in at least two regions of South Sudan.The two sides were...

Swiss Snowboarder Pulls off Big Upset in Sochi

Serbia's war crimes court has convicted nine former members of a paramilitary group for the 1999 massacre of more than 100 ethnic Albanian civilians...

Chinese Tax Spat Sparks Riot, Mass Protest

Anger over tax collections has led to clashes between enraged business people and riot police in eastern China.The police marched into the town of...

Egyptians turn out for rival protests

CAIRO  -  Thousands turned out for rival protests in Cairo on Friday, exposing the widening rifts among Egyptians over the ruling military's handling of...

India’s weak industrial output clouds recovery hopes

New Delhi- Indian industrial production was unexpectedly weak in August, official figures Friday showed, suggesting that recovery of Asia's third-largest economy may still be...

US Announced Maritime Security Aid for Vietnam, ASEAN Nations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced increased maritime security assistance for Vietnam and other nations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,...

Fresh Clashes Between Army, Rebels in Eastern DRC

Clashes between soldiers and the M23 rebel group have erupted for a second day in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.The U.N....

Chelsea Clinton makes debut as TV reporter

NEW YORK  - After a lifetime of guarding her privacy, Chelsea Clinton made her debut as a reporter on US national television with a...

23 Killed in Syria Attacks as Pressure Mounts on UN Observers

Syrian activists say violence has killed at least 23 people, as more U.N. observers began deploying to back a cease-fire plan that has failed...

India children to be placed with uncle, court rules

OSLO - Two Indian children at the centre of an international row after authorities in Norway removed them from their parents' care can be...

Afghanistan, Pakistan eye US vote with foreboding

KABUL :  The US election is a side-show on the frontline of the war on terror where Afghans feel abandoned by Washington's looming troop...