Iran supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations. "The policy of 'maximum…

Protests mount in Kashmir amid security lockdown

SRINAGAR: Kashmir has seen an average of nearly 20 protests per day against Indian rule over the last six weeks despite a security lockdown to quell unrest, a senior government source told AFP. Tensions remain high in the disputed…

Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi attacks

Tehran - Iran on Sunday dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic. "Such fruitless and blind accusations…

Smith unfazed by burden of Australia run-scoring

London -  Steve Smith refused to blame his inconsistent teammates for their batting failures during the Ashes after he again shouldered the run-scoring burden for Australia on Friday. The former skipper scored 80 at the Oval -- his lowest…

‘Rebel’ Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

Riyadh - Her high heels clacking on marble tiles, a defiant Saudi woman turned heads and drew gasps as she strutted through a Riyadh mall -- without a body-shrouding abaya. The billowy over-garment, usually all-black, is customary public…

Amazon bets big on India with mega-office

With 49 elevators moving a floor per second and zumba classes for its more than 15,000 employees, Amazon's new Indian headquarters, its biggest building globally, matches its ambitions in a vast but challenging market.…