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DHAKA: Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Jamaat leader, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with police. In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court said 74-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee should spend “the...

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...

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a Nato convoy near the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and...

WASHINGTON: Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning...

KABUL: The United Nations threatened on Saturday to cut aid to Afghanistan if its staff were harassed, responding to tensions surrounding its participation...

SRINAGAR: The main city in Indian-held Kashmir has “drowned completely” under floodwaters, a senior official said Friday, with the deadly inundation...

WASHINGTON: As the United States observed on Thursday the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama declared that America’s...

MOSCOW: Russia said on Thursday air strikes against militants in Syria without a UN Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression, raising the...

NEW DELHI: China’s president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing’s latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion...

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