Transgender US troops sue Trump over ban announcement

WASHINGTON: Five transgender women in the US military are suing President Donald Trump and the Pentagon over Trump’s recent announcement he would reinstate a...

At least 34 killed in Afghan Shia mosque attack

HERAT: A suicide bomber and a gunman killed at least 34 people and wounded 63 at a packed mosque in Afghanistan’s main western city...

Tillerson sends senior envoys to handle Qatar crisis

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked two officials, including retired general and former Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni, to work to end...

Afghanistan: Daesh terrorists killed in US drone strike in Kunar

KABUL: At least seven Daesh terrorists have been killed in a NATO-operated drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, Afghan media reported, citing local...

Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India

NEW DELHI: Endangered elephants and tigers are killing one person a day in India as humans put a growing squeeze on their habitat, according...

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela after country holds election

WASHINGTON: The US government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in...

Death toll in Gujrat floods rises to 213

NEWS DEHLI: Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages...

Shell shutters Europe’s largest refinery after fire

LONDON: he British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was temporarily shutting down Europe’s biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power...

US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged...

Iran in ‘successful’ test of satellite-launch rocket

TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday “successfully” tested a satellite-launch rocket, days after warning Washington of a response to new US sanctions over the Islamic republic’s...