Beijing offers Sri Lanka olive branch, warnings

President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka yesterday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nation's new

Slumdog Millionaire novelist made India’s foreign office spokesperson

India names Vikas Swarup, whose novel turned into multiple Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, as the new spokesman of the country’s Foreign Ministry

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UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United

Iran upbeat as nuke deadline looms

Iran's president yesterday appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines

Kerry brands Assad as 'a brutal dictator'

US Secretary of State John Kerry branded Bashar al-Assad "a brutal dictator" Wednesday, a week after suggesting that it would be

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The pilot who 'killed 149'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps has been named by French authorities as German national Andreas Lubitz.

Saudi Arabia asks Pakistan to join fight in Yemen

Pakistan is examining a request from Saudi Arabia to join a coalition to defend Yemen's president against advancing rebels threatening

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