Fearing rape again by ISIS, Yazidi woman burnt herself to become 'undesirable'

Fearing rape again by ISIS, Yazidi woman burnt herself to become 'undesirable'

VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany: The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.   Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed

Thailand: Bomb blast rocks Pattani, one dead & dozens wounded
Thailand: Bomb blast rocks Pattani, one dead & dozens wounded

Bangkok: A large car bomb blew up outside a hotel in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued southern region, killing one and

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy
Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy

ROME: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of damaged buildings and blackouts near the

US security assistance to Pakistan declines
US security assistance to Pakistan declines

Washington:  US security assistance to Pakistan declined by 73 per cent since 2011, Congressional Research Service (CRS) report

SHOCKING: Turkey wedding attacker who killed over 50 people was a 12-year-old
SHOCKING: Turkey wedding attacker who killed over 50 people was a 12-year-old

Istanbul: In a shocking revelation, it has come to light that the accused who bombed an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in

30 killed, 94 hurt in suspected suicide attack at wedding in Turkey
30 killed, 94 hurt in suspected suicide attack at wedding in Turkey

ANKARA: A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others,

Border shut indefinitely after Afghans burn Pakistani flag
Border shut indefinitely after Afghans burn Pakistani flag

Islamabad:  Pakistan has closed its border with Afghanistan indefinitely after a group of Afghan demonstrators attacked the

Paris terror strikes were
Paris terror strikes were 'optimised Mumbai-style attacks': UN

United Nations: Islamic State terrorists had “studied” the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and similar “active

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble
Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

Beirut: Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed

Blog: Ever wondered why Baloch want independence?
Blog: Ever wondered why Baloch want independence?

To begin with, Balochistan has been facing gross human rights violations since last 70 years starting from the very first of its

Send troops to Kashmir, Hafiz urges Pakistan
Send troops to Kashmir, Hafiz urges Pakistan

Islamabad: Outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has urged Pakistan to send troops to Jammu and Kashmir to

Pak minister throws push-up challenge at his counterparts!
Pak minister throws push-up challenge at his counterparts!

Islamabad: A newly-appointed young minister in Pakistan’s Sindh provincial government has thrown a bizarre challenge at his

UN chief says he
UN chief says he'd like a woman to be next secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first

Video shows woman, dog being rescued from car sinking in floodwater
Video shows woman, dog being rescued from car sinking in floodwater

Louisiana: In one dramatic moment, two men on a boat pulled a woman from a car that was almost completely underwater, according

Taliban frees crew of crashed Pakistani helicopter
Taliban frees crew of crashed Pakistani helicopter

Islamabad: The Afghan Taliban has freed the crew of a Pakistani helicopter that crash-landed in Afghanistan’s Logar

Exclusive: This I-Day, Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy to perform in Abu Dhabi in front of Indian diaspora
Exclusive: This I-Day, Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy to perform in Abu Dhabi in front of Indian diaspora

New Delhi: This Independence day, there will be the visual treat for Indians in Abu Dhabi as trio- Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy-will

Afghanistan IS leader killed in US drone strike
Afghanistan IS leader killed in US drone strike

Washington: The head of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Afghanistan was killed in a US drone strike last month, the

IS kidnaps 2,000 civilians while fleeing northern Syrian town
IS kidnaps 2,000 civilians while fleeing northern Syrian town

Damascus: Islamic State militants have kidnapped nearly 2,000 civilians while evacuating their last position in the northern

Sikh man shot dead at a convenience store in US
Sikh man shot dead at a convenience store in US

New York: A 36-year-old Sikh man was shot dead by a masked gunman during an armed robbery at a convenience store in the US.

Fresh twin blasts rock seaside resort town of Thiland, one killed
Fresh twin blasts rock seaside resort town of Thiland, one killed

BANGKOK (AP):  Thai police have confirmed that two more bombs have gone off in another city, killing one person, in the latest

Blast near Quetta hospital, twelve injured
Blast near Quetta hospital, twelve injured

Islamabad: Twelve people were injured on Thursday in a roadside blast near a hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta city, police

Pakistan: Death toll rises to 93 in Quetta bomb blast
Pakistan: Death toll rises to 93 in Quetta bomb blast

QUETTA: A deafening blast ripped through scores of mourners in a Quetta hospital on Monday killing 93 people, mainly lawyers, in

Man ordered to pay $150,000 for defamatory Facebook post
Man ordered to pay $150,000 for defamatory Facebook post

Sydney: A district court judge in Australia’s New South Wales state has ordered a man to pay $150,000 in damages for

 Female athletes stand out at Rio Olympic parade
Female athletes stand out at Rio Olympic parade

Rio de Janeiro: Be it a wheelchair-bound archer leading her country’s contingent, or one who stood out by dying her tresses

Rio 2016 Olympics gets underway with colourful ceremony, parade
Rio 2016 Olympics gets underway with colourful ceremony, parade

Rio de Janeiro: The 31st Olympics, the first in South America and only the third to be held in the southern hemisphere, formally

Cargo plane overshoots runway, crashes onto busy road
Cargo plane overshoots runway, crashes onto busy road

MILAN: A DHL cargo plane skidded off a runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio airport overnight, its nose busting through a