NEW DELHI: With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of merely $75 million(RM243million), India is on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.
CAIRO: An Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo today for indirect talks with Palestinians on a long-term Gaza truce, hours after Israeli soldiers killed two suspects in the June murder of three Jewish teenagers.
JERUSALEM: Israel downed a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday in the first such incident in three decades and warned it would respond “forcefully” if its security is threatened.
BEIRUT: US air strikes killed 50 Al-Qaeda militants and eight civilians, including children, in northern Syria today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
ISTANBUL: Turkey has lifted a ban on Islamic-style headscarves in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith.
HONG KONG: A former top Hong Kong civil servant told a court on Tuesday that he had received a secret payment of HK$11 million (RM 4.6 million) “from Beijing” in 2007 through a businessman intermediary, local media reported.
NEW DELHI:A school student was killed by a white tiger while attempting to take a photo of the animal at Delhi Zoo on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. A senior official said the student fell into the tiger’s enclosure at around 2 p.m. local time and was mauled to death by the animal.
UNITED NATIONS: The League of Arab States and the United Nations Office of Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has signed a pact to strengthen protection of children affected by armed conflict in the Arab world.
NEW YORK: It is a rock ‘n’ roller’s dream to “sell out The Garden,” but for a foreign politician to pack New York City’s most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely.
WASHINGTON: The United States and “partners” have launched bombing raids against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the Pentagon said today.
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