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KATHMANDU: The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 on Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said. The downpours also displaced thousands of people in the scenic Himalayan region and...

GAZA: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72 hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in...

BRAZIL: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential...

BAGHDAD: France has said it will start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group, calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan “catastrophic”. The shipment of French arms, which the government refused to describe, follows the United States’ increased role in fighting Islamic State fighters. France says its arms shipment was coordinated...

CAIRO (AFP) – Indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis for a truce in Gaza resumed on Wednesday, a Palestinian official said, as the...

MOSCOW: Russian Presi­dent Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars...

BEIRUT: Jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group have taken control of a string of villages in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring...

ADEN: Ten civilians and three army technicians were killed on Wednesday when a bomb planted near a prison by presumed Al Qaeda militants exploded in south...

  SYDNEY: The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants...

GAZA: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday on ending a month-old Gaza war, Egypt’s state news agency...

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