U.S. eyes international effort to help secure Kabul airport after withdrawal

WASHINGTON The United States and its NATO allies are exploring a possible international effort to help secure the airport in Afghanistan's capital after American troops withdraw from the country, the top U.S. general said on Tuesday.

Dozens held in Pakistan for trying to lynch brothers accused of blasphemy - police

ISLAMABAD Pakistani police arrested dozens of men on Tuesday on charges of attacking a police station in a bid to lynch two brothers held in custody accused of desecrating a Muslim mosque, officials said.

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Cairn Energy sues Air India to enforce $1.2 billion arbitration award - court filing

MUMBAI/NEW YORK Cairn Energy has sued India's flagship carrier Air India to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award that it won in a tax dispute against India, according to a U.S. District Court filing reviewed by Reuters.

May 15 2021

Muslims mark Eid with masks and prayers amid COVID and conflict

(Reuters) -Muslims across the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr with masks and prayers, as conflicts and coronavirus restrictions cast shadows over the festival's mass gatherings and family reunions. | Video

May 13 2021

Days after bombing, Afghans despair at three-day limit to ceasefire

KABUL (Reuters) -An announcement by the Taliban that they would cease fire for three days for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr has been met by many Afghans with little but despair, just days after a bombing that killed at least 80 people, most of them schoolgirls.

May 12 2021

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The European Union launched a lawsuit against AstraZeneca that could lead to financial sanctions for the company which the EU alleges has breached a supply contract for COVID-19 vaccines. The company's lawyer said the lawsuit was not needed as there was already one under way against AstraZeneca.

May 11 2021

In Turkey, protests against Israel over surge in violence

ANKARA Thousands of people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Ankara and its consulate in Istanbul to protest at Israeli actions against Palestinians on Monday while President Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Middle East leaders about the rising violence.

May 10 2021

Pakistan's water bearers quench thirst in Ramadan, but fear for their trade

KARACHI Mohammad Ramzan pumps water into a large goat skin bag before carrying it down an alley and up several flights of stairs to deliver to a resident in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city. | Video

May 10 2021

Pakistani general reiterates support for Afghan peace process as violence surges

KABUL (Reuters) -The Pakistani army chief offered Islamabad's support for the Afghanistan peace process in a meeting with President Ashraf Ghania in Kabul on Monday amid growing violence as the United States withdraws its troops.

May 10 2021

Pentagon chief says removal of all contractors from Afghanistan under way

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday the process of removing all contractors from Afghanistan working with the United States was under way as part of President Joe Biden's withdrawal of forces from the country.

May 06 2021