A historic midnight ceasefire on Sunday is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and FARC rebels.

Stephen Bannon, the newly appointed chief executive of Donald Trump’s campaign, is a virulent opponent of the H-1B visa programme that brings thousands of Indian skilled workers to the U.S. Breitbart News, the right-wing website that he runs, campaigns against the visa programme and Mr. Bannon, while interviewing Mr. Trump in November 2015 lamented that two thirds of Silicon Valley CEOs were Asians.

Dubai-based GEMS Education, run by Kerala-born Sunny Varkey, paid Bill Clinton more than half a million USD in 2015 according to tax details released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign last week.  Rightwing commentators have seized upon the disclosure to make a specious link between the Clintons and promotion of Islam.  

Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating air strike in Aleppo.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s ideas are very dangerous and un-American as he criticised the business tycoon for playing into the hands of Islamic State by using anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Republican candidate Donald Trump waded into a new controversy on Tuesday with a statement that was widely seen as inciting violence against his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Raking up the controversial issue of gun control in the country, Mr. Trump said a Clinton presidency would curtail the rights of gun owners, and suggested that “maybe there is” something they could do about it.

Japan marked the 71st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Saturday as its mayor urged world leaders to follow in U.S. President Barack Obama's footsteps and visit, and ultimately rid the world of nuclear arms.

Prachanda to be next Prime Minister of Nepal

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00 Written by

The leader of Nepal’s Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ appeared certain to be the next Prime Minister after the deadline for nominations expired on Tuesday with only his name on the ballot.

On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.

First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation’s children. She took numerous swipes at Republican Donald Trump, all without mentioning his name.