- Leaked memo leads to claims of ethnic discrimination in Afghan government
- Eat with your family, ask for your rights, rural Indian women told
- EU lifts Britain out of deficit sin bin
- Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison, but attorney says he will appeal
- Nigeria football team to receive $2.4 million bonus for FIFA World Cup qualification
- Zimbabwe poised to swear in Mnangagwa as new president
- Middle East hotels turn in mixed results in October
- Hariri puts resignation on hold, to stay in Lebanon
- Saudi Foreign Minister says Syria crisis solution requires consensus
- US Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea with 11 crew and passengers
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 05:47 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 19:42
KABUL: A leaked Afghan government document that bars inclusion of an ethnic group in an anti-riot force has led to allegations of ethnic discrimination in the fragile administration and sparked deep anger in the country.
In the letter which appeared days ago on social media — allegedly written by Abdul Fattah Frogh, commander of the Afghan Public Protection Forces (APPF) of the Interior Ministry — Farogh tells officials to recruit other tribes in the new force, excluding Tajiks, the second largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 05:30 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 14:34
MUMBAI: Indian women living in rural areas are traditionally the last to eat at home, serving the men first and then the children.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 04:14 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 14:43
BRUSSELS: The EU said Wednesday it would end its special budget supervision for Britain after almost a decade, saying London had reduced its excessive deficit enough to fall within the bloc's public spending rules.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 04:02 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 14:36
THE HAGUE: A UN tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war and sentenced him to life in prison.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 02:41 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 12:52
ABUJA: The Nigeria Football Federation will pay players and officials a total of $2.4 million (SR9 million) as a bonus for securing qualification for the World Cup in Russia, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 02:29 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 03:00
HARARE: Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president was set to return on Wednesday to be sworn in as the country's new leader, after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation during impeachment proceedings against him.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 02:01 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 15:38
JEDDAH: Middle East hotels in October turned in mixed results across key performance indicators, industry tracker STR said in its latest report on the region's hospitality sector.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 08:59 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 12:44
BEIRUT: Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 12:48 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 10:49
RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told representatives of the Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday that the only solution to the crisis in Syria was through a consensus that would achieve the demands of the Syrian people.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 12:47 AM PST
Wed, 2017-11-22 11:17
TOKYO: A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in waters southeast of Japan's Okinawa island on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the US Seventh Fleet said.
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