Pakistan Islamic body says full face veil not mandatory for women

In a significant ruling, a constitutional Islamic body in Pakistan has said that covering of face, hands and feet was not mandatory for women under Islamic laws. The Council... Read more »

After Kunduz, Afghan TV stations face Taliban threat

Already forced to operate in one of the world’s most hostile environments for journalists, Afghan television stations are now being openly targeted by Islamist insurgents in a widening insurgency... Read more »

Musharraf responsible for Benazir Bhutto’s assassination: US journo

Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was responsible for the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto because she had informed him of the death threats she was facing, a... Read more »

Voting for a new parliament begins in Egypt

CAIRO Egypt kicked off a long-awaited parliamentary election on Sunday, the final step in a process that was meant to put the country back on a democratic course but... Read more »

German hunter pays $60,000 to kill one of Zimbabwe’s biggest elephants, sparks uproar

A German tourist has killed one of the biggest elephants seen for years in Zimbabwe, wildlife groups said Friday, reviving the fierce debate over trophy hunting after the shooting... Read more »

Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit Nigeria mosque

Dozens of worshippers were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri which has been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram... Read more »

Wild bear wanders through a mall in Russia, shot dead by police inhumanely

A wild bear has wandered through a shopping mall in Russia’s Far East before being shot and killed by police. On the exit, the bear pushed open the store’s... Read more »

Turkey detains 2 for tweets suggesting knowledge of blasts

ANKARA Turkish officials say police have detained two people who posted tweets suggesting there could be a bomb attack in the capital Ankara a day before twin suicides bombings... Read more »