Child marriage bill: Iraq's parliament to scrap minimum age for Muslim girls to marry

Under the Iraqi constitution, citizens have to declare their religious affiliation on certain issues. Marriage and inheritance terms for Shiites differ from those for Sunnis.

Nov 23, 2017 01:59 PM

African Union welcomes Mugabe's resignation, says peaceful transfer of power was needed

The African Union has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people had expressed their will for a "peaceful transfer of power."

Nov 22, 2017 01:38 PM

US congrats Justice Dalveer Bhandari on re-election to ICJ, but opposes expansion of UNSC veto

Indias Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with more than two-thirds of the UN members backing him, forcing Britain to withdraw its candidate amidst high drama...

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Ivanka Trump: Global Economic Summit is testament to US-India friendship

Ivanka Trump conveyed that the U.S would like to grow security and economic partnership with India and the Global Economic Summit was part of that goal.

Nov 22, 2017 07:50 AM

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's President, ends 37-year rule

Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, erupted in jubilation after news spread that the 93-year-old leader’s resignation letter was read out by the speaker of parliament, whose members had gathered to impeach...

Nov 22, 2017 05:48 AM

US: Nine-year-old dies of cancer after early Christmas celebration, leaves thousands mourning

In early October, doctors at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland told his parents that he only had a month or so to live following which Jacob asked people to send him Christmas cards to...

Nov 21, 2017 11:40 PM

'Achhe din' in Pakistan as growing middle class opting for air travel over rail and road

Pakistan's domestic and international airlines have ransported a record 20 million passengers last year which is equivalent to about 10 per cent of the total population.

Nov 21, 2017 02:01 PM

Donald Trump designates North Korea state sponsor of terrorism

US President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Nov 21, 2017 03:48 AM

Twitter Killer: Japanese man offered help to suicidal young women to die

He lured mostly female victims in the age group of 15 and 26 to his apartment near Tokyo, where he killed them and cut up their bodies, said reports.

Nov 20, 2017 11:02 PM

Global rights bodies to visit valley; Kashmiri parties pass resolution

A unanimous resolution was passed by the Kashmiri parties including the London-based Kashmir Voice International (KVI) London on Monday. The resolution will allow international rights organisations to...

Nov 20, 2017 07:13 PM

China may induct new long range missile into PLA next year: Report

Beijing, Nov 20 (PTI)China's next-generation multi-nuclear warhead intercontinental ballistic missile with a proclaimed ability to hit targets "anywhere in the world" may be inducted into the PLA...

Nov 20, 2017 05:57 PM

VIDEO | Vijay Mallya appears in London's Westminster Court, fears for life in India

Mallya said, “We all very diligently come to Court” after the appearance.

Nov 20, 2017 05:09 PM