European Union slaps more sanctions on North Korea

BRUSSELS:  The European Union imposed trade and economic sanctions on North Korea while condemning “in the strongest terms” the nation’s latest nuclear test. The 27

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Militants attack office in Pakistan, 5 killed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Militants wearing suicide vests and disguised as policemen attacked the office of a senior political official in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing five people, police and hospital officials said. In Pakistan’s

BBC journalists begin 24-hour strike

LONDON: BBC journalists on Monday began a 24-hour strike in protest at compulsory redundancies, causing possible disruption to the broadcaster´s television and radio output. Members of the National Union of

Report: Assange sees legal defense in politics

CANBERRA, Australia: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regards his bid to become an Australian senator as a defense against potential criminal prosecution in the United States and Britain, a news website

Blasts kill 15 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A series of bombings killed at least 15 people in Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Sunday, officials said, the latest attacks to hit Iraq as the country struggles with

Death toll in Pakistani bombing climbs to 81

QUETTA, Pakistan: The death toll from a horrific bombing that tore through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhood of southwestern Pakistan climbed to 81 with many

UN chief to attend Congo peace signing

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent out invitations to a signing ceremony later this month for the large-scale peace agreement aimed at ending the fighting in Congo, the

Russian region begins recovery from meteor fall

CHELYABINSK, Russia: As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked on Saturday about what had happened

Bomb kills 64 in Pakistan’s Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan: Sixty-four people including school children died on Saturday in a bomb attack carried out by extremists from Pakistan’s Sunni Muslim majority, police said. A spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a

Bomb kills 20 in Pakistan’s Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan: A bomb killed at least 20 people in a Shi’ite Muslim area of the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday in what a police official said was part