BEIJING: India has refused to renew the visas of a group of journalists from China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, government sources said Monday, after they reportedly made unauthorised visits to Tibetan refugee camps.
KILIS, Turkey: Turkish shopkeeper Mehmet Baykal knew he had less than 10 seconds to dive under his desk when he heard another rocket being fired from Islamic State-held territory across the border in Syria.
RIYADH: The king of Saudi Arabia has sacked the country’s water and electricity minister, Abdullah al-Hussayen, amid public anger over price hikes, state media reported.
DHAKA: Scores of Bangladeshi cricket fans took to the streets of Dhaka on Sunday to express their outrage hours after global cricket officials banned the country’s top bowlers from competing in the World Twenty20 in India.
RIYADH: Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed a prominent Shia cleric, prompting outrage in Shia-majority countries with angry crowds in Iran setting fire to the kingdom’s embassy and consulate.
MARIGNANE, FRANCE: The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said, with the “unimaginable” development sparking global shock and anger among victims’ loved ones.
FAISALABAD: Unknown persons on Thursday carried out Daesh’s (Islamic State) wall chalking at Faisalabad’s Jhang Road, which spread a wave of terror among the masses, ARY News reported.
DUBLIN: Mass protests against new water taxes set to be introduced in Ireland from January 1 have shown up deep wells of resentment after years of austerity, even as the economy rebounds.
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faced criticism on Friday for making light of the gang rape of a Delhi woman in 2012 and her subsequent death by saying it was a small incident that had cost India billions of dollars in tourism.