China’s love affair with cars chokes air in cities

BEIJING: Endless lines of slow-moving cars emerge like apparitions and then disappear again into the gloom of the thick smog that has shrouded Beijing this

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French President to visit India next month

NEW DELHI: French President Francois Hollande will visit India next month, local media reported Thursday. The French president will be on a two-day visit to the Indian capital and Mumbai

Bomb kills two more anti-polio workers in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A bomb Thursday killed two polio vaccination workers in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, officials said, the latest in a series of such attacks which have now killed 19 in

Sinly yours’: India displays rare Gandhi letters

NEW DELHI: A rare collection of letters between Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and a South African bodybuilder with whom he shared a close relationship went on display in New

Australian PM announces Sept. 14 elections

CANBERRA, Australia: Prime Minister Julia Gillard surprised Australians on Wednesday by announcing that elections will be held Sept. 14, in a country where governments have traditionally given the opposition little

UN presses need for major boost in Syrian aid

KUWAIT CITY: U.N. humanitarian officials led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon are urging for a major boost in relief aid for Syria at an international conference in Kuwait that includes both

Who’s who in Egypt’s latest political crisis

CAIRO: Following are the main players in Egypt’s latest political crisis, which began around the time of the second anniversary of the start of the uprising against Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

Clinton says she doesn’t see “getting back into politics”

WASHINGTON: Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday cast doubt on speculation she might run for the White House in 2016. In an interview taped for National Public

South Korea launches first civilian rocket amid tensions with North

SEOUL: South Korea launched its first space rocket carrying a science satellite on Wednesday amid heightened regional tensions, caused in part, by North Korea’s successful launch of its own rocket

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Obama launches push for immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON: Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship,