At least eight civilians died and 28 were injured Thursday when a bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in a market in northern Afghanistan, an official said.
July 24, 2014 8:18pm
Britain’s new foreign secretary Philip Hammond told Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu that Britain was “gravely concerned” by the number of civilian casualties suffered in Gaza over the course of the past two and a half weeks.
July 24, 2014 8:06pm
Pakistan's former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today served a Rs 20 billion defamation notice to cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.
July 24, 2014 6:11pm
Sporadic shelling continued in parts of Tripoli though there were no immediate reports of any casualties after heavy clashes a day earlier.
July 24, 2014 5:48pm
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday in an Italian govt plane.
July 24, 2014 3:26pm
US secretary of state John Kerry spoke on Thursday to his counterparts in Qatar and Turkey, which support the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as he pressed for a Gaza ceasefire.
July 24, 2014 3:18pm
A senior Russian official called on Thursday on the United States to prove its claims that the Malaysian passenger airliner shot down last week was hit by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine.
July 24, 2014 1:11pm
Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
July 24, 2014 12:57pm
Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, called for an international arms embargo on Israel for its "war crimes and possible crimes against humanity" in Gaza.
July 24, 2014 12:01pm
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
July 24, 2014 11:15am
A Singaporean businessman was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for providing prostitutes to three Lebanese football referees in an attempt to rig future matches.
July 24, 2014 11:06am
The US national aviation authority has lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a "very fluid situation" amid intense fighting with Palestinians in nearby Gaza.
July 24, 2014 9:42am
Hamas today rejected a ceasefire to end 16 days of deadly fighting with Israel unless the blockade on the Gaza Strip is lifted, its chief Khaled Meshaal said in Doha.
July 24, 2014 2:02am
A Kabul court announced on Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.
July 23, 2014 10:56pm
For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing today till Sept 3 as the judge has gone on a summer vacation.
July 23, 2014 7:17pm
Three Pakistani nationals, including head of one of the largest Bangkok-based fake Indian currency syndicate, have been arrested with counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 100,000 outside the Pakistan embassy here.
July 23, 2014 7:08pm
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the US secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.
July 23, 2014 6:57pm
An Arab national, arrested in Saudi Arabia for begging, has turned out to be a millionaire having a fortune of over $300,000.
July 23, 2014 6:21pm
Pro-Russian rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets, a spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said on Wednesday.
July 23, 2014 5:09pm
UN high commissioner for human rights said that around three-quarters of the 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis killed in the conflict were civilians.
July 23, 2014 3:58pm
According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the air strikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel.
July 23, 2014 11:47am
The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".
July 23, 2014 11:13am
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport.
July 23, 2014 6:42am
The World Health Organisation and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Tuesday said in a report that actions are needed to protect children against polio in Syria as polio cases resurfaced in the conflict-stricken country.
July 23, 2014 6:34am