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Eman Ahmed, Once World's Heaviest Woman, Dies In Abu Dhabi

New Delhi, Sept 25: Eman Ahmed, the world's heaviest woman who came to India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi amid controversy, has died at 36.

Eman Ahmed had been in Abu Dhabi since May. Reports in the UAE media had claimed that she was seen...

'No way back' in Myanmar's crucible of communal hate

Myanmar, Sept 25: Hindus once sold food to Rohingyas, spoke the same language and even cut the hair of their Muslim neighbours. But co-existence among the collage of ethnicities in Myanmar's Rakhine state has been ruptured -- perhaps irreversibly -- by the bloodshed of the last month.

Violence has...

Pak diplomat goofs up at UN, tries to pass off Gaza teen image as Kashmir girl

New Delhi, Sept 25: Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, made an embarrassing faux pas on Saturday when she attempted to pass off a photo of a Gaza girl as that of a Kashmiri.

Lodhi was responding to Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s attack on...

Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, Sept 24: Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday.

Bangladesh’s four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 4,30,000 newly-arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone...

Rohingya violence: UN medics see evidence of rape by Myanmar army

Bangladesh, Sept 24: Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said. The medics’ accounts, backed in some cases by medical notes...

US warplanes fly off North Korea coast

Washington, Sept 24: US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions.

The hermit state's foreign minister meanwhile derided Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" at the United Nations, while the US...

We created IITs, you JeM, Sushma slams Pak at UN

United Nations, Sept 24: Taking a dig at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked its leaders to introspect as to why India is recognised as a global IT superpower while Pakistan is infamous as the "pre- eminent export factory for terror".

In her address to the 72nd...

Kim and Trump are fighting like kindergarten kids: Russia

Washington, Sept 23: An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea's leader a "madman," a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

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Survey reveals broad-mindedness of Muslims, discrimination by others in EU

Vienna, Sept 21: A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live.

The findings released Thursday by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reflect the...

Pak PM complains to US vice-prez against Trump’s desire for India’s role in Afghan

United Nations, Sept 21: Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has complained to the United States about the greater role President Donald Trump wants for India in Afghanistan, according to media reports.

Pakistan foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua said that in a meeting at United Nations on Tuesday...