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France ‘shocked' over US spy claims, demands answers

Paris, Oct 21: France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from the United States after new spying allegations leaked by former US security contractor Edward Snowden.

The reports published in French daily Le Mondeand German weekly Der Spiegel claim that the US National Security Agency...

US rejects Sharif's call to get involved on Kashmir

Washington, Oct 21: Even before Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed here for a four-day visit, the US rejected out of hand his call for Washington to get involved to resolve the Kashmir issue.

"On Kashmir, our policy has not changed an iota," a senior administration official said in a...

Uncertainty looms large over end to US crisis

Washington, Oct 16: The US is appearing to be headed towards a financial default, which economist warned will have cascading impact on the global economy, as the Congress failed to make a headway in impasse over raising the country's debt ceiling before the deadline of October...

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US Senate closing in on deal to reopen government

Washington, Oct 15: Senate leaders were nearing a deal on Tuesday in talks to reopen the US government and prevent a default on American debt that economists say could tip the global economy back into recession.

But an agreement in the Senate would only move...

Indian woman in UK forced to carry dead fetus in womb for two days

Chennai, Oct 13: An Indian woman in the UK was forced to carry a dead fetus in her womb for two days after doctors at the hospital ignored signs of its death and sent her back home.

Niranjana Kumaresan, a 33-year-old woman hailing from...

217 dead in Pakistan earthquake

Islamabad, Sep 25: The death toll in the devastating earthquake that struck havoc in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province rose to 217 today, amid fears that it is likely to go up.

Many of the far-flung areas in Balochistan are yet to be reached by rescue...

Israeli forces enter Nairobi mall amidst carnage; Ghanaian poet among 59 killed

Nairobi, Sep 22: Israeli forces have joined Kenyan efforts to end a deadly siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall, a security source told AFP Sunday.

"The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured," the source told...

Death toll from Pakistan church bombing rises to 81

Peshawar/Pakistan, Sep 23: The death toll from a double suicide bombing on a church in Pakistan rose to 81 on Monday, as Christians protested across the country to demand better protection for their community.

The attack on All Saints church in the northwestern city of...

39 dead in Kenya mall attack claimed by militants

Nairobi, Sep 22: Kenya's president says that 39 people have been killed and more than 150 injured by armed terrorists who attacked an upscale mall in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta says he lost "very close family members" in the attack carried out by "despicable perpetrators"...

US, Russia reach deal on Syrian chemical weapons

Geneva, Sep 14: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached agreement on Saturday on a framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons, and said they would seek a U.N. Security Council resolution that could authorize sanctions short of...