Pashtun rights movement defies Pak army

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanising a rapidly growing following among the country's ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being "oppressors" who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by the thousands.
Meher Ahmad Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

'Shun nationalism'

French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the EU as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world.
Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Russia 'has tampered with evidence'

The US accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.
Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Full Metal Jacket drill instructor dead

R. Lee Ermey, an actor whose barking, foulmouthed drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket highlighted a decades-long career in which he frequently portrayed authority figures, died on Sunday morning. He was 74.
Matt Stevens Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Hackers 'infect computer routers'

The US and UK on Monday alleged that Russian government-backed hackers have infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign that targeted government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators.
Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

China's Weibo in gay ban reversal

China's Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had smeared homosexuality by lumping it with pornography as it tried to meet government censorship directives.
Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Barbara Bush refuses treatment

Barbara Bush, the seriously ill wife and mother of presidents who has long been among the most popular members of her famous family, has decided to stop seeking medical treatment to prolong her life, a spokesman said on Sunday.
Peter Baker Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump a serial liar, says Comey

If there was any chance that President Trump and James B. Comey could have avoided all-out war, it ended on Sunday night.
Michael D. Shear and Peter Baker Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Male rejects UN demand

The Maldives rejected a demand by a UN human rights watchdog on Monday that former President Mohamed Nasheed be allowed to stand for office, including in a presidential election later this year.
Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Armenia protest over power grab

Around 6,000 gathered in Armenia's capital on Monday in protest at what the opposition calls a power grab by former President Serzh Sarksyan and several people were injured in scuffles with police.
Apr 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Comey: 'Possible' that Russians have leverage over Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in the president's actions and that Trump is "morally unfit" for office.
Apr 16, 2018 14:30 IST


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