- MH370: Malaysia declares flight disappearance an accident
The Malaysian government has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 an accident and says there were no survivors.
- ISIS threatens to behead Obama and ‘transform America into Muslim province’
An ISIS fighter has threatened to behead Barack Obama “in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province” before murdering a Kurdish soldier in a gruesome propaganda video.
- Islamic State hostages: Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive
The Jordanian government is seeking proof a pilot captured by the Islamic State group is still alive as efforts continue to negotiate a prisoner swap.
- AirAsia jet was in sound condition before crash: Investigators
JAKARTA: The AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people was in sound condition and all crew members were properly certified, Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said on Thursday.
- Iran picks Gholamali Khoshru as new UN envoy
Iran has selected a new envoy as permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, 10 months after the US rejected its first choice.
- 176 dead, over 200,000 displaced in Malawi floods
Nairobi: At least 176 people have died and 200,000 more have fled their homes because of the floods which have swept through Malawi in recent weeks, media reported citing a government report released Thursday.
- Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16
KABUL: An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding 39 in eastern Laghman province.
- Islamist Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Kill at Least 20
CAIRO—Assailants armed with rocket-propelled grenades, car bombs and mortar rounds attacked police stations and military installations in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Thursday night, killing at least 20 people, the Egyptian military and state media said.
- Editor in Mumbai arrested for reprinted Charlie Hebdo cartoon
MUMBAI: The editor of an Urdu newspaper was arrested and later released on bail on Wednesday for reportedly reprinting a controversial caricature originally carried by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.