Indian PM joins China's Weibo

India's PM Narendra Modi has joined China's main microblogging service Weibo, gaining thousands of followers by the hour and plenty of

US Polls: Carly Fiorina enters fray

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, has announced that she is running for the Republican nomination for US

Middle East

Saudi mulls partial truces in Yemen for aid delivery

Saudi Arabia is considering temporary halts in coalition air strikes against rebels in Yemen to allow for aid deliveries, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said yesterday.

Saudis 'used cluster bombs' in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen has used US-supplied cluster bombs banned by much of the world, a rights group has said.

IS 'kills 300 Yazidi captive'

Several hundred Yazidi captives are killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say. A statement from the Yazidi Progress Party said 300 captives were killed on Friday in Tal Afar near the city.

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Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror

Former hostages held by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death as the army approached to rescue them.

ISIS 'kills 300 Yazidi captives'

Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (ISIS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.

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