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DHAKA: Bangladesh’s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia went on trial Monday charged with embezzling $650,000 in two corruption cases that could see her jailed for life if found guilty. Zia, the leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) who twice served as prime minister, was excused from attending...

KABUL: Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates have signed a power-sharing deal for the roles of president and chief executive three months after...

UNITED NATIONS: Washington’s arch-foe Iran has a role to play in tackling Islamic State (IS) militants who have overrun large swathes of territory...

SRINAGAR: A top Kashmiri leader Friday urged New Delhi to follow Britain’s lead in allowing Scotland’s independence referendum and let the...

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England. EDINBURGH (AP) – Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain...

NEW DELHI: India’s prime minister expressed concern to China’s visiting President Xi Jinping Thursday about “incidents” on the two countries’...

LONDON: Muslim groups across Britain called on Thursday for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured in Syria whose...

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Jamaat leader, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist...

EDINBURGH: The campaign for Scotland’s independence referendum went down to the wire on Wednesday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers. The “Yes” and “No” camps mobilised thousands of volunteers to take to the streets across Scotland in a final push to win over undecided voters...

ISTANBUL: Turkey would welcome exiled leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who have come under pressure to leave Qatar, President Recep...

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