The United States will meet the Taliban this week for talks aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan, where U.S.-led forces and the insurgents have fought a bloody and costly war for the past 12 years, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
The Taliban opened an office in Doha, the Qatari capital, on Tuesday to help restart talks and said it wanted a ... Read More
Alleged mastermind of the hijacked plane attacks on the US, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, is seen flipping through documents during pretrial deliberations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. - Reuters pic.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have begun ethnically cleansing Sunni Muslims and deliberately pushing refugees across the border into Lebanon, the Lebanese caretaker minister for social affairs ... Read More
President Dilma Rousseff sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance as demonstrations continued in some ... Read More
Health officials in India are investigating reports that top Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan knows he and his wife are expecting a baby boy. Maharashtra state health minister Suresh Shetty said he had ... Read More
China’s home price rises slowed for a second straight month in May from the previous month, in a sign that Beijing’s attempts to bring stability to a frothy property market are having some effect.However ... Read More
A multi-sector consortium convened by the Pan American Health Organisation and the World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) has endorsed a plan to reduce dietary salt consumption to prevent cardiovascular ... Read More
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the US government's top-secret surveillance programs, fought back against his critics on Monday and denied allegations that he ... Read More
Thailand and Laos have stepped up bilateral cooperation on practical responses to any possible outbreak of the new deadly A (H7N9) strain of avian influenza, the Thai News Agency reported.As part of the ... Read More
Primary school children from Middle-Eastern and Asian backgrounds are significantly more overweight than children from English-speaking backgrounds and have lower levels of physical activity and ... Read More
A jury in cleared a doctor of negligence in a lawsuit filed by a Delaware truck driver who underwent a penile implant procedure and ended up with an erection that lasted eight months."We're stunned," ... Read More
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