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India security forces open fire at Kashmir funeral, 11 injured

At least 11 people have been injured after Indian security forces opened fire on mourners, who were attending the funeral of two rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir. Zeenat ul-Islam was killed along Details

‘This is a brave new Canadian’

Rahaf Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, has landed in Canada, after being granted asylum in the North American country. Alqunun was Details

‘God man’ Ram Rahim Singh convicted of killing journalist

A flamboyant Indian ‘god man’ has been convicted of killing a journalist who was investigating two rapes committed by the influential spiritual leader. Ram Rahim Singh was convicted on Friday along Details

North Korea’s Kim visiting China at Xi Jinping’s invitation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in China for a four-day visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as preparations increase for a second summit with US Details

Tear gas, stun grenades fired as Sudan protests enter 10th day

Sudanese police have fired tear gas and stun grenades on hundreds of protesters in several cities, including the capital Khartoum, as opposition groups urged for more anti-government protests. The protests, which Details

India’s longest road-rail bridge opened near China border

India opened its longest rail-road bridge in northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday as part of efforts to boost defences on its sensitive border with China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Details

Pope appeals for Middle East peace in Christmas message

Pope Francis has called for peace in conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, as millions across the world celebrated Christmas on Tuesday. The head of the world's 1.3 billion Catholic Details

Google should explain why PM Imran’s photo shows in ‘Bhikari’ search results: PA resolution

A resolution has been filed in the Punjab Assembly against online mega search engine Google over showing Prime Minister Imran Khan’s photo under ‘Bhikari’ (Beggar) search. Sharing the news, journalist Naila Details

World’s indifference to sexual violence must end: Nobel laureates

The world must stop turning a blind eye to the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege urged, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize along Details

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has shaken western Iran near its border with Iraq, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has reported. USGS on Sunday said the quake was at Details

Germany bans Saudi suspects over Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has admitted Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Khashoggi - a Saudi writer, US resident and Washington Post columnist - entered the Details

Australia, Malaysia in war of words over Israel embassy shift

Australia's treasurer on Friday said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had a history of anti-Jewish statements in an escalating war of words over the possibility Australia might move its embassy Details

Erdogan says Khashoggi recordings shocked Saudi intelligence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Ankara has shared with Western allies, are ‘appalling’, and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who Details

Trump plans to ‘terminate birthright citizenship’

President Donald Trump is intensifying his hardline immigration rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies Details

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 Details

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 showed Details

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 million Details

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 Medina Details

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 Details

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 the Details