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BAGHDAD: US warplanes carried out four strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants menacing Iraq’s Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the group. Mr Obama has termed IS, formerly known as ISIS, an acute threat...

SRINAGAR: The death toll from flooding in India-held Kashmir climbed to 175 on Sunday, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in Srinagar. The...

A ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s east appeared to be largely holding despite accusations by both sides of minor violations of the truce. A Ukrainian defence official accused rebels in Donetsk of a “series of provocations” after the truce went into effect at 15:00 GMT. “They fired on our anti-terrorism...

SANAA: At least 50 people have been killed in fighting betwen Yemeni troops and Houthi rebels north of Sanaa, as supporters of the Shia group continue to rally against the government in the capital. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Sanaa, said the deadly clashes have been ongoing in the province of Jawf over the last few days, in what is seen as a crucial...

NEW DELHI: Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal on Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell...

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Ministry alerted several sensitive states in the country on Thursday to be watchful of Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahiri’s announcement...

KABUL: Two car bombs targeting local police and intelligence offices have exploded in the city of Ghazni south of the Afghan capital Kabul, sources have...

NEW DELHI (INP): Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, has announced the formation of an Indian branch of the extremist organisation, calling on Muslims...

KIVE: The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that he and his Russian counterpart have reached agreement on a “permanent ceasefire”...

Malaysia: Disaster-tainted Malaysia Airlines has changed the name of a ticket-sale promotion that invoked an “inappropriate” death reference...

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