Fighting erupted east of Damascus on overnight today despite a temporary truce announced by the Syrian army in that area, a war monitor said, and rebel group Jaish al-Islam said it had lost ground to the government there.
Pakistan will acquire F-16 fighter jets from elsewhere if the US does not arrange funding for the sale, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs, cautioned the US as both countries lock horns over the purchase of the multirole warplanes.
English champions Leicester City will have few problems against the giants of European soccer when they contest the Champions League next season, says the Thai monk who has been regularly blessing the newest sensations of world sport.
Retired Air Chief SP Tyagi, accused of helping Anglo-Italian firm Agusta Westland win a Rs. 3,600 crore chopper contract by tailoring specifications, could not have acted alone, Union minister Gen VK Singh has said.
The Pentagon has observed the annual Vaisakhi festival for the third consecutive year in Washington, noting that the US Defense Department places high value on supporting free exercise of religion of its personnel.
China's health ministry will investigate a hospital that a university student turned to for cancer treatment after seeking information on the Baidu Inc search engine, a state health commission said today.
As protests by taxi owners crippled traffic in Delhi for the second straight day, the state government has asked the Supreme Court for two more days to submit a detailed roadmap on how to phase out diesel cabs from the city. A Supreme Court order has pulled 30,000 cabs off the road because they run on diesel or petrol and not greener compressed natural gas (CNG).