Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was supposed to attend the convocation event of a deemed university near Chennai tomorrow, has chosen to boycott the event Continue Reading
A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Iraq’s president refused to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. Continue Reading
Islamic extremists on motorcycles killed 14 security force members who were escorting election officials in the West African nation of Niger, the first large attack there since 71 soldiers were killed in a massive ambush earlier this month, authorities said. Continue Reading
An air strike on a shopping area during rush hour near Libya’s capital killed at least two civilians and wounded 20 others, a local official has said. The air strike on the town of Zawiya, 45 kilometres west of Tripoli, hit a pharmacy, a bakery and cars parked on the street, the mayor of the town, Jamal Baher, told AFP. Continue Reading
A South Korean court rejected a request to arrest a key ally of President Moon Jae-in who is being investigated over allegations of corruption and power abuse, saying he was unlikely to flee or destroy evidence. Continue Reading
A jihadist attack that left 42 dead in the north of Burkina Faso, the worst assault in the country for five years, plunged the nation into mourning over Christmas and sparked messages of solidarity from the United Nations and Pope Francis.
Singapore police are investigating a 32-year-old Indian national for holding a protest without a permit in Marina Bay against India’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Dozens of families found themselves homeless on Christmas after a forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso burned through two hillside neighbourhoods.
Israel’s embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu faces off against longtime rival Gideon Saar in a Likud party leadership contest Thursday that could threaten his grip on power. Continue Reading