WASHINGTON: As lawmakers across the United States battle over whether to allow transgender Americans to use public restrooms that match their gender identities, universities are scrambling to ensure that dorms meet federal standards.
KURRAM AGENCY: The four military personnel who embraced martyrdom in an encounter with terrorists in Shawal valley of North Waziristan have been paid glowing tributes for their sacrifice for the country.
PATHANKOT: Indian troops backed by helicopters searched an air force base Monday after a weekend of fierce fighting with suspected Islamic insurgents in which seven soldiers and at least four attackers were killed.
KABUL: The Afghan government on Sunday accused the Taliban of carrying out human rights abuses during two weeks of fighting for control of the northern city of Kunduz this month, even though insurgents say they sought to protect civilians.
SRINAGAR: Two suspected rebels and a civilian were killed in a gun battle in Indian Kashmir that lasted more than 15 hours, police said on Monday.
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT: Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.
TEXAS: At least nine outlaw biker gang members were killed in Texas on Sunday when a brawl between rival groups erupted into a pitched gun battle in a parking lot.
CAIRO: At least 15 people were killed in heavy fighting between Houthi fighters and tribesmen in the oil-producing Marib province in central Yemen, tribal and medical sources said on Tuesday, as Saudi-led air strikes against the Iran-allied militia continued.
CAIRO/ADEN: Rival forces fought on in Yemen on Wednesday despite a declared halt to a Saudi-led bombing campaign, showing how tough it may be to find a political solution to a war stirring animosities between rival Gulf powers Saudi Arabia and Iran.
BEIRUT: At least two dozen Islamic State fighters have been killed in northeastern Syria in a battle with Kurdish forces supported by U.S.-led air strikes, a Kurdish official and a group monitoring the war said on Saturday.