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Last updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:14:05 PM

Iraq urges civilians to flee as op to retake key city kick-starts
Baghdad, May 23 (IANS) An offensive to retake the besieged city of Fallujah from Islamic State has begun, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday. Local residents have been told to evacuate via secured routes.

Monday, May 23, 2016 7:32:03 AM

Pakistan confirms drone strike, remains vague about Mansoor's death
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan late on Sunday confirmed that two people were killed in a US drone strike on Saturday in its remote area along the Pakistan-Afghan border, but remained vague about the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansoors death in the strike.

Monday, May 23, 2016 12:10:04 AM

Modi promises big celebration of Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit to Iran, promised a large-scale celebration of Guru Gobind Singh's 350th birth anniversary.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:02:08 PM

Five Indian Everest climbers missing: Nepal Police
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Five Indian climbers attempting to scale the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest in Nepal, have gone missing, Nepal Police said on Sunday.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:56:03 PM

Indians assimilate with everybody, says Modi in Iran (Roundup)
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit to Iran, said that Indians living abroad have the capability to assimilate with everyone.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:02:10 PM

Boxer Pooja fails to qualify for Olympics
Astana, May 22 (IANS) India's disastrous campaign at the Women's World Boxing Championships continued as Pooja Rani failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics after losing in the second round here on Sunday.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:32:04 PM

Modi reaches Tehran, offers prayers at gurudwara (Lead, changing dateline)
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Sunday on a two-day official visit to Iran, offered prayers at the Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:22:04 PM

Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mansour killed in Pakistan (Roundup)
Islamabad/Kabul, May 22 (IANS) Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, Afghan and Pakistani officials as well as the militant group confirmed on Sunday.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:14:03 PM

Bihar tipplers pay fines, spend nights in Nepal lockups
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Tipplers from Bihar have been crossing into adjoining Nepal in thousands for their daily liquor quota ever since the Indian state went dry on April 1. However, scores end up spending the night in Nepal Police lockups and pay hefty fines.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:16:03 PM

Badminton: Denmark bags Europe's maiden Thomas Cup title
Kunshan (China), May 22 (IANS) Eight-time runner-up Denmark rode on singles success to become first European team to clinch the Thomas Cup badminton title, overcoming record champion Indonesia 3-2 in the final here on Sunday.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:08:05 PM

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