BEIJING: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a three-day trip to China on Thursday by inspecting the Terracotta Warriors as a festering border dispute colours relations between the Asian giants.
VATICAN CITY: The Vatican said Wednesday it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine, two years after officially recognising it as a state.
NEW DELHI: The family of a 19-year-old girl has been ostracised and fined 1.6 million rupees by a village council after she rejected a marriage arranged when she was a baby, the girl and her parents said on Wednesday.
KABUL: Gunmen stormed a Kabul guesthouse popular with foreigners late Wednesday ahead of a planned concert, Afghan officials said, with people believed trapped inside and several casualties feared.
CAIRO/ADEN: A five-day truce in Yemen appeared to be broadly holding on Wednesday, despite reports of air strikes overnight by Saudi-led forces and continued military activity by the country's dominant Iranian-allied Houthi group.
BAGHDAD: Iraq's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday the second most senior member of Islamic State had been killed in a coalition air strike on a mosque where he was meeting with other militants in the north of the country.
CHARIKOT, NEPAL: A day-long search failed to find a missing U.S. Marine helicopter on Wednesday, a day after the second Nepal earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and triggered landslides across the Himalayan nation.
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had his defence minister executed with anti-aircraft fire for insubordination and dozing off during a formal military rally, South Korean intelligence said Wednesday, hinting at possible instability in…
PHILADELPHIA: At least five people were killed and dozens were injured after a train derailed and overturned near Philadelphia late Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter said.