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Last updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:58:03 PM

38 dead in China rest home fire
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Thirty-eight people were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out in a rest home in central China's Henan Province late Monday, said authorities on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7:16:17 AM

Turkey, US agree to give air cover to Syrian rebels
Seoul, 25 May (IANS/AKI) Turkey and the US have in "principle" agreed to provide air support to mainstream Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said here on Monday.

Monday, May 25, 2015 11:44:03 PM

Nigeria resolves lingering fuel crisis
Abuja, May 25 (IANS) Nigeria on Monday resolved a lingering fuel crisis, an acute shortage of oil that shut down most businesses in Africa's most populous country in the past few days.

Monday, May 25, 2015 11:42:17 PM

Six killed in Afghanistan bombing
Kabul, May 25 (IANS) At least six civilians were killed after a vehicle touched off an improvised explosive device, causing a blast in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, a provincial government spokesperson said.

Monday, May 25, 2015 11:14:02 PM

Over 40 IS militants killed in Iraq
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 40 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a series of air strikes launched by the US-led international coalition against jihadi strongholds in and around Mosul, in northern Iraq.

Monday, May 25, 2015 10:42:18 PM

Round-the-world solar plane readies for Pacific crossing
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar plane on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, is all set for a challenging 8,000-km journey on Tuesday, flying non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the central Pacific, a media report said on Monday.

Monday, May 25, 2015 9:08:04 PM

Yemen's Houthi group says UN-sponsored talks not postponed
Sanaa, May 25 (IANS) The UN has not declared postponement of peace talks due to be held in Geneva this week, said a senior official of Yemen's Shia Houthi group on Monday as it was fighting a Saudi-led Arab coalition in the north and supporters of the exiled president in the south.

Monday, May 25, 2015 9:02:09 PM

28 IS militants killed in airstrikes, clashes in Iraq
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) At least 28 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Monday in the US-led coalition airstrikes and clashes with Iraqi security forces in the province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

Monday, May 25, 2015 9:00:05 PM

30 killed in Nigeria gunmen attack
Abuja, May 25 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who invaded a village in Nigeria's north central state of Benue, police and witnesses said Monday.

Monday, May 25, 2015 8:20:04 PM

Iraq shrugs off US criticism over fall of city to IS
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) Iraq on Monday rejected criticism by the US defense secretary that Iraqi security forces lacked the will to fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group after the fall of the city of Ramadi.

Monday, May 25, 2015 8:18:03 PM

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