German spy agency helped U.S. find bin Laden, report claims

May 17, 2015

German spy agency helped U.S. find bin Laden, report claims

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, where U.S. commandos killed the al-Qaida leader, according to a German news report published Sunday. The BND spy service provided a tipoff that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, with ...

India's Modi marks year in office

| May 14, 2015

India's Modi marks year in office

Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. A year on from his victory, the prime minister’s domestic opponents ...

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

May 13, 2015

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

Two former senior Pakistani military officials told AFP Tuesday that a defector from Pakistani intelligence assisted the U.S. in its hunt for Osama bin Laden but denied the two countries had officially worked together. The officials’ accounts come after the publication of a controversial ...

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

May 6, 2015

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

Nepal’s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighboring countries that have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanization could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its ...

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

May 6, 2015

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

Although the Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests ...