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International

Growing desertions as DAESH loses ground – Western extremists return

PARIS, June 10, (AFP): Growing numbers of Western jihadists are deserting the Islamic State (IS) group and returning to countries like France, where security services …

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Hindu worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

A 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious …

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Muslim women fight ‘triple’ divorce – Overwhelming majority favor abolition of practice

BHOPAL, India, June 10, (AFP): Only three words were scrawled on the letter from her husband and posted to her parent’s home in central India, …

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Riyadh denies threat to UN funding

UNITED NATIONS, United States, June 9, (AFP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday rebuked Saudi Arabia and its allies for resorting to “undue pressure” to …

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Ethiopia says army killed 101 jihadists – ‘Militants killing 43 Ethiopian soldiers is an absolute lie’

MOGADISHU, June 9, (AFP): Ethiopia has said that its soldiers deployed in Somalia killed 101 Shabaab fighters who on Thursday attacked an army base used …

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US apologises to Qatar over military video

DOHA, June 9, (AFP): The US ambassador in Doha on Thursday formally apologised to Qatar after a video was posted online showing laughing American soldiers …

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Kuwait dips in Global Peace Index – Second in MENA

LONDON, June 8: Kuwait is ranked as the 51st most peaceful country in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2016 released Wednesday, a deterioration of 15 …

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Tax fears in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH/DUBAI, June 8, (RTRS): Expatriates in Saudi Arabia and their Saudi employers alike voiced unease about a proposal the government is studying to impose income …

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12 people killed, 50 abducted in E. Afghan highway attacks

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, June 8, (RTRS): Suspected Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan killed 12 people after stopping their vehicles on a road in the east of the …

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Daughter burned alive for marrying for love in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 8, (AP): A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl …

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