Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch

Thimphu (Bhutan)  - Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. The “Land [...]

Sri Lanka set for populist budget ahead of snap polls

Colombo – Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is expected to unveil a populist budget on Friday hoping to shore up sagging electoral support ahead of a troubled bid to win a third term. Rajapakse, who is also finance minister, [...]

India’s Modi meets troops in Diwali day Kashmir visit

Srinagar (India)  - India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a rare visit to the Siachen glacier in the disputed Kashmir region Thursday to rally the morale of troops after recent deadly border clashes with Pakistan. As [...]

Pentagon: One of Kobani Bundles ‘Probably’ in IS Hands

PENTAGON— The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State militants seized one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. The news comes as forces battling Islamic State in Iraq repelled an offensive [...]

Israeli Troops Come Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

JERUSALEM— Attackers in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said. Islamist militants are active in the lawless peninsula, which borders southern [...]

Blast Outside Cairo University Reportedly Wounds 10

CAIRO—An explosion outside Cairo University wounded 10 people on Wednesday, among them police and civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The blast occurred in a square outside the university at the end of the school day. Six [...]

Kerry: No Deal in North Korea Prisoner Release

North Korea says a detained American was freed this week following “repeated requests” from U.S. President Barack Obama. The brief note by Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency said “criminal” Jeffrey Fowle was [...]

US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters

CAPITOL HILL— Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants [...]

Obama’s Ebola Czar to Fix Political Damage

WHITE HOUSE— President Barack Obama’s new Ebola czar begins his job Wednesday and part of his responsibility will be to help fix the political storm that prominent Ebola cases on U.S. soil have brought. Ron Klain is a lawyer with a reputation [...]

Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

One of the great figures in American journalism has died. Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, who oversaw coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, was 93 years old. Bradlee died at his [...]

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