The Hindu : International (212)

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Turkey's President said his country admires and embraces' Qatar's attitude, while slamming the demands by arguing they contradict international law.

Israeli PM hails Modi's upcoming visit as 'very significant step'

India is a huge country with over 1.25 billion people and is one of the world's largest, growing economies. Ties between Israel and India are on a constant upswing', he said.

Watch: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar

The Trump administration is set to authorise the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, a congressional aide and industry representative said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for the...

Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three.Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the wester...

Spain fights forest fire in famed nature reserve; 1,000 flee

A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities said on Sunday. The flames have advanced westward...

Six hurt when car hits people in UK's Newcastle, not terrorism-related: police

At least six people were injured on Sunday after a car mounted a pavement outside a sports centre in the northern English city of Newcastle, but the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related, ...

150 killed, 117 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

The tanker exploded after fuel leaking from its damaged container caught fire.

China's 'Dangal' mega-success echoes at second BRICS film festival

Filmmakers and actors brainstorm ways to collaborate in cinema to anchor the soft-power of BRICS

123 killed, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

The tanker exploded after fuel leaking from its damaged container caught fire.

Oil tanker turns over, ignites fire on Pakistan highway

Rescue official says over 100 dead

Emir of Qatar, at the centre of the storm

When Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani decided to abdicate the throne for his 33-year-old son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in 2013, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were quick to congratul...

Tackling hate speech on social media

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has proposed legislation that, if passed in Parliament, will be a landmark law in Europe.

Innopolis: Destination next for technology firms in Russia

Newest Russian city eyes IT capital tag; dangles hi-tech university to attract firms

Tolerating religious intolerance

The question that remains is whether tackling religious intolerance is a legal challenge or a political one.

Afghanistan's headless Buddhas

The Bamiyan Buddhas, according to UNESCO, were the world cultural heritage of Afghanistan.

Ruili — China's gateway to Myanmar

The Jiegao border area is located in Ruili, a frontier city in China's Yunnan province. Geographically, Yunnan occupies a unique position.

Japan's fight against suicides

But despite this fall, on average 17.5 per 1,00,000 people still kill themselves in Japan.

Despatch from China -Ruili — China's gateway to Myanmar

The Jiegao border area is located in Ruili, a frontier city in China's Yunnan province. Geographically, Yunnan occupies a unique position.

Despatch from Tokyo - Japan's fight against suicides

But despite this fall, on average 17.5 per 1,00,000 people still kill themselves in Japan.

Homely mastiff takes world's ugliest dog title

Martha, who beat 13 other dogs, ambled away with $1,500, a trophy and a trip to New York

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event.Cable news channel CNN sent sketch ...

From Mumbai slum to U.S. ballet school

To begin training at American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School soon

US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post

Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region.A senior State Department official tol...

'CIA knew in August of Russia plot'

Washington Post says Obama was told that Putin personally ordered operation to help Trump win

Mothers in politics: a look at breastfeeding politicians in public life

Australian senator Larissa Waters became the first MP in history to breastfeed in the Australian parliament while moving a motion on Thursday. The video of her moving a motion on black lung disease wh...

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

"This blockade is not aimed at fighting terrorism but at impinging on Qatar's sovereignty and interfering in its foreign policy," Sheikh Saif said.

Istanbul bans LGBT pride march for second year

Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group.It will be t...

Modi arrives in Portugal on first leg of 3-nation visit

This is an excellent opportunity to review the implementation of the accords, says Portuguese PM.

Indian-origin Sikh becomes first turbaned judge in Canada

An Indian-origin Sikh woman human rights activist has been appointed a judge of the Canadian Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster, the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judic...

S. Korean President calls for N. Korean Olympic participation

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program. Mr. Moon made ...

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will 'try to force early election'

A Daily Mirror' poll puts Mr. Corbyn ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May for the first time.

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

Camden council said about 650 apartments were evacuated. Initial reports had said that as many as 800 were affected.

Death toll from Pakistan attacks crosses 70

Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, a military spokesman, linked the attacks to alleged militant sanctuaries in neighboring Afghanistan and promised greater border security.

Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca; six pilgrims hurt

Comes at a sensitive time as the Kingdom sees Mohammed bin Salman being made the new Crown Prince.

Evacuated London residents express anger, fear

The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people:

Landslide buries mountain village in China

Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of t...

Saudi troops kill suicide bomber who plotted to attack Grand Mosque

Comes at a sensitive time as the Kingdom sees Mohammed bin Salman being made the new Crown Prince.

Evacuated London residents express anger, fear

 The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people.Residents of a public housing complex being evacuated in north London because of fire safety concerns sa...

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.The landslide from a mountain fell onto the village of X...

Will roll out the red carpet for Modi's US visit, says White House

Trump and Narendra Modi to spend five hours together; new areas of anti-terrorism cooperation to be announced during the visit.

Modi arrives in the U.S. on Saturday

Pichai, Nadella to attend CEO round table; Tillerson, Mattis to call on PM

Premji to get Carnegie Medal for philanthropy

Honoured for his efforts to reform the school system

Afghanistan's Zanabad: a city of women

Widows and destitutes take refuge

'City that never sleeps' hopes to turn down volume

Researchers use sensors to build a New York sound library

Arab states demand Qatar closes Al Jazeera, cuts back ties to Iran

Qatar says won't negotiate until boycott lifted; Turkish minister rejects call to shut military base

Arab states demand Qatar closes Jazeera, cuts back ties to Iran

Qatar says won't negotiate until boycott lifted; Turkish minister rejects call to shut military base

Turkey rebuffs Gulf Arab states' ultimatum to shut Qatar base

Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country. The demand t...

Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking

The case stems from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago.

Leading Sri Lankan economist dies

Leading Sri Lankan economist Saman Kelegama, who was highly regarded in South Asian policy circles, passed away in Thailand on Friday. He was 58. Dr. Kelegama was in Bangkok on work, and was found de...

Major heritage centres that the Islamic State has destroyed

Most of these belong to the Assyrian Empire in Mesopotamia that covered most of Syria and Iraq, some even dating back to the second millennium.