UNITED NATIONS: Just a week after they sparred over Kashmir at the UN General Assembly, India and Pakistan got into a fresh verbal duel on the issue after Islamabad made "gratuitous references" to it at the world body.Read More »
MANILA: The Philippines government has reached a peace agreement with one of the country's largest rebel groups, ending a 40-year insurgency that has claimed more than 150,000 lives.Read More »
CARACAS: Venezuelans were urged on Saturday to cast their ballots in an upcoming presidential election to determine the course of the country.
"We need to maintain civil conduct on a day which represents a crucial commitment for the nation," Mr Pablo Perez, the governor of Venezuela's most populous Zulia state, said in a televised speech.
TEHRAN: Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has launched a website for the first time in a move widely interpreted as an attempt to soften its image and coax Iranians into helping provide the country’s spies with information.Read More »
VATICAN CITY: A Vatican court convicted Pope Benedict’s former butler of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to 18 months in prison on Saturday, at the end of one of the most sensational trials in the recent history of the Holy See.Read More »
WASHINGTON: The US President, Mr Barack Obama started the first presidential debate on Thursday by greeting his wife and the First Lady on their 20th marriage anniversary.Read More »
DENVER: With a surprisingly strong showing, The Republican challenger, Mr Mitt Romney today shook the race to the White House by the worsting incumbent, Mr Barack Obama in the first high-stake US presidential debate by calling into question his track record on the economy, health care, jobs and fiscal deficit.Read More »
COLOMBO: The war-affected ethnic Tamils would be able to elect their first Provincial Council of the northern region by September next year when the Sri Lankan government holds the first ever local polls.Read More »
BEIJING: A landslide toppled an elementary school building and buried 18 students on Monday in a mountainous southwest China county recovering from a recent earthquake.Read More »
BEIRUT: At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded, most of them soldiers, when three car bombs struck the heart of Syria's second city Aleppo on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.
"A medical source said that at least 40 people were killed and 90 injured," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "Most of them were regime troops."