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NEW DELHI: India’s top court said Wednesday lawmakers with criminal backgrounds should not serve in government, with 13 ministers in the current administration facing charges for attempted murder, rioting and other offences. The ruling shines a spotlight on Narendra Modi and his cabinet after the right-wing...

BAGHDAD: A car bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad intersection during morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 10 people, Iraqi security officials said. The...

GAZA CITY: Israel upped the pressure on Hamas Tuesday, with warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises on day 50 of their conflict as the warring parties...

The United States is preparing military options to pressure the Islamic State in Syria, the U.S. military said on Monday, but officials cautioned that...

Divided by mistrust and mutual recriminations, the Russian and Ukrainian leaders will hold rare talks on Tuesday that offer only a slim hope of progress...

At least 35 Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the northeast region have gone missing after Boko Haram attack on the facility, a government spokesman has said. The government admitted that the armed group attacked the academy just outside the town of Gwoza in Borno state earlier this week, Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from capital Abuja,...

KABUL (INP): With the support of local residents, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) were successful in driving the Taliban insurgents away from...

TRIPOLI: Unidentified war planes have attacked targets in the Libyan capital hours after fighters from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport from a rival fighter brigade. Reuters news agency reported that Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosions at dawn on Saturday but no more details were immediately available. Meanwhile, Egypt denied taking...

Sanaa: Yemen’s government has offered to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies, in an attempt to end protests by the Shia Houthi movement, Reuters news agency has reported quoting a government source. The source, who is from Yemen’s presidential committee, on Saturday said officials had handed to the Houthis a draft...

GAZA: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Gaza residents to leave any site where Palestinian fighters were operating, saying the locations could be attacked. “I call on the inhabitants of Gaza to vacate immediately every site from which Hamas is carrying out terrorist activity. Every one of these places is a target for us,” he said in broadcast...

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