• Taliban Chops Off Thief’s Hand, Foot

    Taliban Chops Off Man’s Hand Taliban militants punished a man accused of stealing by hacking off one foot and one hand, an official in the western Afghan province of Herat...

  • Australian Astronomers Discover Star

    Astronomers Discover Star Astronomers at Curtin University in Western Australia and the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research have discovered a star with the closest orbit to a black hole...

  • Sri Lanka To Become Ideal Location For Indian Films

    Indian Film Sri Lanka Tourism says plans are ongoing to promote the island country among top Indian film producers in order to become the next film location for Indian movies....

  • Malaysian Police Arrest 5 Filipinos

    5 Filipinos Arrested The Malaysian police on Monday confirmed the arrest of seven suspects, including five Filipinos and one Malaysian immigration officer, in connection with the Islamic State (IS). Inspector-General...

  • German Parliament Pledges Support To Nigeria

    German Parliament Ms Malu Dreyer, Head of Bundesrat, the Upper Chamber of the German Parliament, has pledged Germany’s support to Nigeria in its economic recovery effort. Dreyer, who spoke at...

  • Damascus Bombing: Death Toll Rise To 74

    Damascus Bombing The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shiites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on...

  • South Koreans Eat Chicken, Celebrate Removal Of President

    South Koreans Eating Chicken Many South Koreans ate chicken on Friday to celebrate the removal of President Park Geun-hye in a satirical nod to a derogatory nickname for the former...

  • Taliban Stone Woman To Death

    Taliban Stone Woman The Taliban on Thursday stoned a woman to death and whipped a man on charges of adultery in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Badakhshan province, an official said. The incident...

  • CIA Contractors Likely Source Of Latest WikiLeaks Release

    WikiLeaks Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials told Reuters....

  • Stranded Malaysian UN Staff Leave DPRK

    United-Nations Two Malaysians working for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) who were stranded in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid a diplomatic fallout have left the country,...

  • Gunmen Disguised As Doctors Attack Military Hospital

    Afghan Capital Gunmen dressed as doctors attacked a military hospital near the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday and battled security forces inside the building for several...

  • Trump Alleges Wiretapping By Obama During Campaign

    Trump U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former president Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no...

  • Trump’s Ban On Family Planning Funds Prompts Global Initiative

    Trump Trump’s ban on funds for family planning prompts global initiative when delegates from more than 50 countries gathered on Thursday in Brussels. These countries would find ways to plug...

  • Austria to increase penalties for rejected asylum seekers

    Asylum Seekers Austria will increase penalties for rejected asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country, the government said on Tuesday, in a move to put pressure on migrants in...

  • 49,376 Somali Refugees Repatriated

    Somali Refugees The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that it has repatriated some 49,376 Somali refugees in Kenya since the return exercise begun in December 2014. The UN High Commissioner...

  • Tanzania Lists Africa’s Tallest Tree As Tourist Hotspot

    John Magufuli, Tanzania President Tanzania is set to include Africa’s tallest indigenous tree into the list of the country’s must-visit tourist hotspots, authorities have said. The 81.5-metre “Entandrophragma excelsum” (African...

  • Kenyan police probe death of 3

    Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyan police have launched investigations into the horrific murder of three men at a local hotel in Garissa town near the Somali border. Garissa County Commissioner James Kianda...

  • Somali president appoints new PM

    President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia Somali President Mohamed Mohamed on Thursday appointed Hassan Khaire as the new prime minister. Khaire, who worked for Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as a...

  • Brazilian foreign minister resigns

    Jose Serra Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra has tendered his resignation for health reasons, according to media reports. In a letter to President Michel Temer cited by news channel Globo,...

  • Azerbaijani President appoints wife as Vice

    Azerbaijani President, Wife, newly appointed Vice President President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s grip on...