06 Mar 2015
Baghdad: Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the government and a local tribal source said.
20 Feb 2015
Colombo: Major General Chrishantha de Silva was on Friday appointed as the new Sri Lankan Army chief by President Maithripala Sirisena, who also reinstated several loyalists of former army chief Sarath Fonseka.
19 Feb 2015
Bangkok: Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was on Thursday indicted for negligence in overseeing a controversial rice subsidy programme that lost billions of dollars and resulted in the country temporarily losing its crown as the world's top rice exporter to India.
27 Feb 2015
Islamabad: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has asked the apex court to "demolish" the ruling government for rigging polls.
20 Jan 2015
Geneva: India should continue its social policies like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the head of the ILO said, describing such measures as a "remarkable positive" trend in reaching the most distressed sections of the society.
19 Feb 2015
Washington: The White House has defended press freedom under the current administration, saying US President Barack Obama believes press freedom is critically important to the success of the country.
06 Feb 2015
Washington: United States President Barack Obama has appointed top Indian-American executive Ajay Banga to a key administrative position tasked with providing policy advice on international trade matters.
13 Feb 2015
Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came under fire on Friday over controversial comments on the arrest of two terror suspects and for referring to a "holocaust" of job losses, capping a horror week.
27 Feb 2015
Beijing: Sri Lanka has shifted its foreign policy "back to centre" in the interest of its people, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today as he dismissed the notion that the new government is moving away from China to warm up ties with India.
28 Jan 2015
Islamabad: Dreaded Islamic State militant group has appointed a breakaway Taliban commander as its chief in Khurasan, a historic name used by militants for an area covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India.