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BAGHDAD: Bomb attacks killed at least 12 people in Baghdad on Wednesday as US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Iraqi capital for talks on combating jihadists, officials said. They said a suicide car bombing followed by a car bomb struck near a police checkpoint in a crowded area of eastern Baghdad,...

KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, one of two contenders for Afghanistan’s presidency, said on Monday that he would not accept the expected outcome of the election’s...

THE HAGUE: A Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous “high-energy...

MOSCOW: Shelling and other clashes between government forces and pro-Russian separatists have thrown the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening...

Libya has intercepted a Sudanese military plane loaded with ammunition in its airspace, and declared Sudan’s military attache persona non grata,...

WASHINGTON (INP): President Obama called the two rival presidential candidates in Afghanistan over the weekend, urging both men to swiftly reach a power-sharing deal to bring stability to the country. A White House statement Sunday said Obama told Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani that a national unity government would encourage international support for Afghanistan. The...

GAZA: Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip. Speaking in Cairo ahead of an Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting, the Palestinian president accused Hamas of running a shadow government and said he wanted a single authority and a single system of rule. “We...

KABUL: Afghanistan’s two presidential rivals have failed to come to a power-sharing deal in their long-lasting talks, despite another meeting. Both presidential candidates claim to have won the run-off June 14 election, causing a political stalemate and raising ethnic tensions as US-led NATO combat troops withdraw after 13 years of fighting against Taliban. Abdullah...

BAGHDAD: US warplanes carried out four strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants menacing Iraq’s Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening...

SRINAGAR: The death toll from flooding in India-held Kashmir climbed to 175 on Sunday, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in Srinagar. The...

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