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India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" to a car bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 42 paramilitary personnel, with New Delhi calling for "the Details

Hacked Twitter accounts used to promote Saudi Arabia, leadership

Several verified Twitter accounts have been taken over by pro-Saudi operatives and some have been used to promote Saudi Arabia or its leadership, according to an academic who researches digital Details

No closure without body, says fiancee

Jamal Khashoggi's remains have not been found four months after his brutal murder and there is no grave where his loved ones can grieve and pray, the Saudi dissident's fiancee Details

US Senate approves anti-BDS bill, slowdown of Syria withdrawal

The US Senate has passed legislation defining United States security policy in the Middle East, introducing a measure that would allow state and local governments to sanction those who support Details

Erdogan slams US ‘silence’ over Khashoggi, demands Saudi answers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the United States for not taking a tougher position against Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as he demanded Details

200 missing, seven confirmed dead

At least seven people have been killed and about 200 others have gone missing in southeast Brazil after a tailings dam collapsed at an iron ore mine. Fabio Schvartsman, the chief Details

UN names members of international inquiry into Khashoggi murder

The United Nations human rights office has said that a team of international experts would conduct an inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur Details

More than 100 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack

More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when armed Taliban fighters attacked a military base and police training centre outside of Kabul on Monday, a senior defence Details

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