PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least five militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border today, security officials said, warning that the death toll was expected to rise.
BEIJING: The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China.
UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over US$850 million (RM2693 mil) in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.
CAIRNS: The mother of most of the eight children reportedly found stabbed to death in a house in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said Saturday.
GAZA: Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said.
NEW DELHI: India’s government introduced legislation billed as the biggest tax reform since independence, with analysts hailing it as a “game changer” that would cut the cost of doing business and boost economic growth.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed “Slim.”
JAKARTA: Indonesia will set domestic fuel subsidy at a fixed rate per litre from Jan 1, the chief economics minister said today.
BEIRUT: A French-speaking jihadist threatened to execute Lebanese soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group, saying three prominent anti-IS Lebanese politicians would be responsible for their deaths.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.
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