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40 Indians 'uncontactable' in Iraq's Mosul town: Govt

New Delhi, Jun 18: Forty Indians were "uncontactable" in Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq, government has said even as it decided to send former envoy to Iraq Suresh Reddy to strengthen the Indian Mission in Baghdad.

"There are 40 Indians in Mosul whom we have not been able...

UN demands action after Sri Lanka anti-Muslim riot

Alutgama, Jun 17: Sri Lanka slapped an indefinite curfew in a popular tourist region on Monday after rioting Buddhist mobs killed three Muslims in a surge of religious violence that triggered international concern.

Local community leaders accused authorities of doing little to prevent Sunday...

Modi a friendly person, visit to further strengthen ties: Bhutan PM

Thimphu, Jun 15: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday began a two-day visit to Bhutan, the Bhutanese leadership has described the Indian leader as "a friendly person and well disposed towards Bhutan" and as one who "gives a sense of purpose and hope".

Bhutanese...

Another terror attack at Karachi airport

Karachi, Jun 10: Unidentified gunmen today opened fire outside Pakistan's Karachi international airport, a day after an all-night siege ended with the killing of more than 30 people, including 10 Taliban militants.

Heavy firing was reported at the Airport Security Force (ASF) camp number 2,...

Deadly attack on Karachi airport, 23 dead

Karachi, Jun 9: Gunmen attacked one of Pakistan's biggest airports on Sunday and at least 23 people were killed, including all 10 of the attackers, media reported.

The attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, took place...

Karachi airport under terror siege, 5 dead

Karachi, Jun 9: At least five persons, including four security personnel, were killed on Sunday night when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport's old terminal in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi.

Around five to eight men armed with explosives and ammunition dressed in airport security personnel...

Pakistan teen shot, thrown in canal over marriage

Islamabad, Jun 8: An 18-year-old Pakistani girl "miraculously survived" after being shot and thrown into a canal by her father for marrying against the family's wishes, police said today, describing the latest in a series of such attacks on women in the Muslim-majority country.

The...

American Hindus condemn murder of Muslim techie in India

Washington, Jun 6: A Hindu American body has strongly condemned the murder of a young IT professional in Pune on Monday and asked the authorities to bring perpetrators to justice.

“We at the foundation deplore communal violence of any kind,” said Suhag Shukla, executive...

Horrified at violence against women in India, says US

Washington, Jun 4: The United States has said it is "horrified" at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors.

"Like so many in India, we were...

US releases five from Gitmo to free its only POW soldier in Afghanistan

Washington, Jun 1: The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to US special forces by...