Category: World

Maldives names defence minister as violence spreads

MALE: The new Maldivian president has made urgent cabinet appointments to try and contain violence that has spread across the archipelago since his predecessor said he...

US court strikes down California gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO: A US appeals court on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the US...

Hundreds of raids against London gang suspects

LONDON: More than 120 people were arrested in police raids across London on Wednesday by a new unit set up to combat gang violence following riots which rocked England...

Iraq executes 14 in one day, 65 this year

BAGHDAD: Iraq executed 14 people on a single day this week, most of them al-Qaeda members, a senior justice ministry official said on Wednesday, bringing to at least 65...

Dozens dead as Syria regime pounds Homs: activists

DAMASCUS: Syrian forces pressed a relentless assault on the protest city of Homs Wednesday, with dozens of civilians reported killed, hours after President Bashar...