India's top court on Aug. 22 banned an Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, ending a long tradition that many Muslim women had fiercely opposed.
United States President Donald Trump has committed the U.S. to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, reversing course from his campaign pledges and signaling he will send troops to America's longest war in "a fight to win,” a move that was praised by NATO and Afghan authorities.
McDonald's India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its Indian partner
Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Aug. 20.
India began investigating on Aug. 20 a train crash in which 23 people were killed, the fourth major accident over the past year on the world's fourth biggest rail network which is grappling with chronic under-investment and over-crowding.
India has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter jets, armored vehicles, submarines and helicopters but it will only sign the cheques if they are made in India.
“Never again a summer like this”: Exasperated with the hordes of visitors they blame for making their city unlivable, Barcelona residents have risen in protest.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced on Aug. 17 she has won a place to study at Oxford University.
Turkey’s Akbank announced on Aug. 15 that it had secured another $1.15 billion equivalent multi-currency syndicated loan for 2017.
Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Aug. 16 after the altercation that escalates tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.
India can defend itself from anyone who seeks “to act against our country,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech Aug. 15 amid a tense standoff with Beijing over a Himalayan plateau.
At least 165 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Aug. 14, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
India’s independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border.
The number of international visitors to the United States has dropped for the first time since 2009, as did their spending, the U.S. Department of Commerce said on Aug. 11.
Two soldiers and three rebels were killed in an overnight gunbattle in Kashmir, officials said Aug. 13, in the latest bloodshed in the disputed Himalayan territory.
Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş denied claims the Topkapı Palace was sliding, saying that it is just a speculation
Traditional bullfighting, which has been ongoing for 200 years in the eastern Black Sea province of Artvin, will be held for the first time nationally under name “Turkey’s Bullfighting Championship” on Aug. 13.
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