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India's ruling party joins coalition rule in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: India's ruling Hindu nationalist party formed a coalition government in Kashmir yesterday, marking the first time it will hold a leadership position in the Muslim-majority region.

Leaders from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were sworn ...ReadMore

Regional issues top Sisi's Saudi visit

RIYADH: Egypt's President Abdel Fatteh Al Sisi met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh yesterday for the pair's first in-depth talks on regional issues at a time of unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East.

Aid vow as avalanche toll 280

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort.

Astronauts take third spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Flori-da: Nasa astronauts ventured out yesterday on their third spacewalk in just over a week to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station.

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

MOSCOW: Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow yesterday, carrying banners declaring 'I am not afraid' and chanting 'Russia without Putin' in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Mob kills woman

Kano, Nigeria: A mob in the northeast Nigerian city of Bauchi yesterday beat a woman to death and burnt her body over suspicion she was a suicide bomber, police and witnesses said.

Court ruling may delay election

CAIRO: Egypt's parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote.

IS frees 19 Syrian Christians

BEIRUT: The Islamic State (IS) group yesterday released at least 19 Christians who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week.

Iraq violence 'killed 1,100'

BAGHDAD: The UN mission to Iraq said yesterday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including 611 civilians.

UK girls seen at bus station

Istanbul: Security footage appears to show three British girls, believed to be heading for Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants, waiting at a bus station in Istanbul before travelling to a Turkish town on the Syrian border.

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