NYPD in efforts to hire black, Muslim officers

NEW YORK:  With minorities nearly outnumbering whites among New York city police officers, the department struggles to hire more blacks and Muslims to change its city demographics, PC Bill Bratton said in


South Sudan army raped, burnt girls alive: UN

JUBA: South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity”, a UN rights report said Tuesday. Rights investigators from


28 dead in attack on Yemen Houthis

SANAA: The Islamic State group claimed an attack on two Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women. The car


China-led AIIB’s framework signed

ISLAMABAD:  The signing ceremony of the articles of association for setting up China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) began in Beijing on Monday. Representatives of 57 founding member countries of the bank