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Kandahar polls postponed after police chief’s killing

Parliamentary elections in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, due to be held on Saturday, will be delayed by a week following the assassination of a powerful provincial police commander, according to Read More

School in Russian-annexed Crimea hit by deadly attack

A student has attacked a vocational college in the Russian-annexed peninsula, Crimea, killing at least 17 people before killing himself, according to Russia's Investigative Committee. The committee said CCTV footage Read More

India’s BJP changes Muslim name of Allahabad to Prayagraj

Authorities in India's most populous state have changed the Muslim name of a historic city to one with Hindu overtones, local media reported. Allahabad, a city of more than one Read More

Who is Jamal Khashoggi?

Jamal Khashoggi is one of the most prominent Saudi and Arab journalists and political commentators of his generation, owing to a career that has spanned nearly 30 years. Born in Read More

Rebels complete heavy arms pullout from Idlib zone

Turkey says a planned buffer zone in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has been cleared of heavy weapons as part of a deal reached between Moscow and Ankara, but Read More

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to United Nations

US President Donald Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations, saying she would be leaving his administration at the end of the year. In Read More

School girls beaten in India for confronting sexual harassers

Campaigners are calling on India to protect girls in state-run institutions who are at risk of sexual assault and violence after 34 girls were violently attacked by a mob for Read More

Economists Nordhaus, Romer awarded 2018 Nobel Prize

The 2018 Nobel Prize for economics has been awarded to US economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale Read More

Tsunami death toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

The death toll from an earthquake that prompted a tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832, the national disaster mitigation agency has said, adding it assessed Read More

EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions

In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.  The Read More