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NEW DELHI: Pakistani authorities Thursday assured their Indian counterparts that an Indian soldier, who was captured in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, will be handed back today (Friday). The Indian media quoting BSF sources said a company...

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Thursday dismissed allegations by Afghan government that the country “supports Afghan Taliban” and it does not “abide by its commitment to fight against terrorism.” Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni alleged this week that Pakistan has “increased its presence of both military and advisors among the terrorists...

Now you can own a piece of pop culture history – but it’ll cost you! MiNow you can own a piece of pop culture history – but it’ll cost you! Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas estate that he leased from 2006 to 2008 has been listed for a whopping $19.5 million. The 24,276 square foot mansion features seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, three kitchens, and guest...

  DHAKA: Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers on board, leaving about 120 missing, many of them feared dead. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has an appalling record of ferry accidents, with casualties...

    CAIRO: When Egyptian activists organized an aid convoy to Gaza last month, their challenge took on political dimensions. When the convoy of more than 500 activists, 11 buses and 2.3 million Egyptian pounds ($320,000) of medical aid cruised into a government checkpoint near the city of Arish in North Sinai, scuffles with army personnel broke out and it was...

DONETSKL: Residents say the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying. The power grid was completely down Monday, the city government said, and fuel is running dry. Store shelves are emptying fast, and those who haven’t managed to flee must drink untreated tap water. With little medicine left, doctors are sending patients home. As Ukrainian government forces slowly...

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