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Iran announces low poll turnout, blames coronavirus ‘propaganda’

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DUBAI: Iran on Sunday announced a 42% turnout in its parliamentary election, the lowest rate since the 1979 Islamic revolution, while its...

Hundreds join protest against ban of opposition party in Thailand

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BANGKOK: Hundreds of students and supporters held a protest in Bangkok on Saturday against a court decision dissolving Thailand’s second largest opposition...

Trump says four candidates being considered for US intelligence chief

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that four candidates are under consideration for the job of US intelligence...

US, Afghan Taliban to sign deal on Feb 29, says Mike...

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The United States is preparing to sign a deal with the Taliban on February 29, building on an agreement on reducing violence...

Indian Hindus attack Amulya’ house who chanted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan

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The house of Amulya — the Indian girl who made headlines around the world on Friday for chanting "Pakistan Zindabad" at an...

Eight killed in shootings near Frankfurt, police chasing

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HANAU, GERMANY: Eight people were killed on Wednesday in two shooting incidents in a German city near Frankfurt and special forces were...

Qatar Airways spends $600m to lift stake in BA owner to...

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LONDON/DUBAI: Qatar Airways has bought a $600 million stake in British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L) to increase its holding to 25.1%, strengthening its...

New coronavirus cases in China fall for second day as death...

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BEIJING: The death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number of new cases fell...

India lodges diplomatic protest with Turkish envoy over Erdogan’s remarks on...

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India summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to lodge a diplomatic protest over President Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on occupied Kashmir and warned...

Coronavirus death toll jumps past 1,800 in China as 98 more...

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The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,868 on Tuesday after 98 more people died, according to the National Health...

Asia Bibi seeks political asylum from France govt

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PARIS: Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after a 2010 conviction of blasphemy, said Monday that...