Syrian army recaptures Palmyra from IS, in ‘full control’

Syrian government soldiers gather outside a damaged palace, in Palmyra, central Syria. (Photo: AP)
Beirut: Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group said, inflicting a significant defeat on the Islamic State group which had controlled the historic…


World Twenty20 2016: England hold on to reach semi-finals

England held on to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a 10-run win over Sri Lanka in Delhi.
Sri Lanka looked beaten after they were reduced to 15-4 in reply to England’s 171-4, in which Jos Buttler plundered 66 not out from 37 balls.
But captain Angelo Mathews hit five sixes…

Kanhaiya Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi along with students’ delegation

New Delhi: After a series of protests over the alleged pro-Afzal Guru event at JNU campus on February 9, the JNUSU student president Kanhaiya Kumar met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Kumar was accompanied by a delegation of students from various…


Two Muslim cattle traders assaulted, hanged in Jharkhand

Probe is being carried out to see if it was a case of business rivalry or a cattle loot (Photo: DC)

Ranchi: In another shocking incident, two Muslim men, who were on their way to a Friday market with eight buffaloes, were tortured and hanged to death in Jharkhand, according to…


All 62 dead as Flydubai plane crashes while landing in Russia

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry employees and police officers are seen as they take a car to drive to the area of a plane crash at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometres (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. (Photo: AP)

Moscow: All 62 people on board a flight from Dubai were…


Pfizer stops selling popular Corex cough syrup in India after ban

Corex brought in sales of about 1.76 billion rupees in the nine months.

Mumbai: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc’s India unit said on Monday it had stopped selling its popular Corex cough syrup, after regulators banned it saying it was likely to pose a risk to humans.
Corex is a…


Ankara car bomb kills 34, second attack in month

Damaged vehicles are seen at the scene of an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a car bomb that went off close to bus stops. News reports say the large explosion in the capital has caused several casualties. (Selahattin…