Pope Francis to China Catholics: Make gestures showing communion

Pope Francis is urging Chinese Catholics to make gestures of reconciliation that show they are in full communion with the Holy See. Francis made the comments during his Wednesday... Read more »

London mosque becomes first to declare cryptocurrencies halal

A mosque in East London has become the first in the UK to declare cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, halal and said it would accept donations in such a form, according... Read more »

Italian president Sergio Mattarella calls in contested candidate for prime minister

Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned on Wednesday a political novice who has been put forward by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League as their candidate to lead a... Read more »

Mother convicted in UK of tricking daughter into forced marriage in Pakistan

A 45-year-old woman has been convicted in a British court of taking her teenage daughter to Pakistan and forcing her to marry a man 16 years her senior, in... Read more »

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad widens graft crackdown, seeks to cut national debt

Ninety-two-year-old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad held his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday as officials widen a probe into corruption linked to the previous government with raids on sites... Read more »

US India bilateral relationship independent of its ties with Russia and China: Ram Madhav

Washington, May 22 India’s relationship with Russia and China will have no bearing on the strategic partnership with the US, a senior BJP leader has said, underlining that New... Read more »

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi: report

Karachi, May 22 At least 65 people died of heatstroke in Pakistan’s Karachi city over past three days during the Holy month of Ramazan, media reports said, amid fears... Read more »

PM Modi meets Putin in Sochi, says India, Russia enjoy special, privileged strategic partnership

New Delhi, May 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin for an informal summit at Sochi on Monday. Modi said the strategic partnership between India and... Read more »