Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed ‘by ultra-Orthodox Jew’

Police have arrested a man after six people were wounded in a stabbing at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem.
A police spokesperson identified the suspect as the same man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.
Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, was sentenced to 12 years in prison…


Yakub Memon buried in Mumbai

Yakub Memon’s body being carried to the Chandanwadi burial grounds in Mumbai on Thursday.
Following the Supreme Court’s rejection of Yakub Memon‘s mercy plea, he was executed at Nagpur jail at 6:35 am.
Memon’s mercy petition was earlier rejected by the president on Wednesday, whe…

Kalam buried with full state honours

The mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday, was laid to rest with full state honours, including a 21-gun salute at his native island town, Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu on Thursday afternoon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Chief…


Yakub Memon to hang as Supreme Court rejects petition; President now only hope

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon as it dismissed his petition against the death warrant. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said there was no legal fallacy in issuance of the death warrant on April 30…


Kalam’s mortal remains reach Rameswaram

The mortal remains of former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who died in Shillong on Monday, was brought to the open ground in front of the bus stand in Rameswaram for the public to pay homage.
Official sources said the body would be kept in the ground till 8 p.m. for the public to pay homage….


Taliban conflict: Afghanistan probes Mullah Omar ‘death’ claim

The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman said.
The Taliban has yet to comment on the claim, which was made by top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.
The sources said the reclusive militant leader had…


Syria: President Assad admits army strained by war

The Syrian army has been forced to give up some areas in order to retain others in the war against rebels, now in its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assad has acknowledged.
The Syrian leader also said the army faced a shortage of soldiers.
A day earlier, he declared an amnesty for…