Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Aug 7: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the...

Netanyahu anti-Iran drive strains US ties, isolates Israel: president

JERUSALEM , Aug 6: Israel's president suggested on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been overzealous in opposing the Iran nuclear deal, opening...

Afghan military helicopter crash kills all 17 aboard

KANDAHAR, Aug 6: An Afghan military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing all 17 on board, officials said, in a blow for a fledgling air...

Bombing on Saudi mosque claims lives of 17

RIYADH, Aug 6: At least 17 people have been killed and many others wounded after a bomb attack targeted a mosque in Saudi Arabia's...

Turkey says coalition to launch ‘comprehensive battle’ against Islamic State

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Aug 5:Turkey said on Wednesday a U.S.-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants from Turkish air bases, but...

Don’t treat divorced Catholics as outcasts, Pope tells priests

VATICAN CITY, Aug 5:Pope Francis told priests on Wednesday to be more merciful to Catholics who have divorced and remarried outside the Church, saying...

New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts

KABUL, Aug 5:  If the first public comments from the Afghan Taliban's newly appointed leader are anything to go by, Akhtar Mohammad Mansour recognises...

UN confirms authenticity of ISIL ‘sex slave price list’

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5: The United Nations has verified the authenticity of a price list the ISIL terrorist group uses to trade the people...

Israel will be hit by rockets if US attacks Iran: Obama

WASHINGTON, Aug 5: President Barack Obama has reportedly warned American Jewish leaders that Tel Aviv would be possibly struck by rockets in case of...

US not at war with Assad in Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug 4: The Pentagon has announced that the United States is not at war with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, but...