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Bangladesh police kill "mastermind" of Dhaka cafe attack

DHAKA Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen alleged to have masterminded an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, police said.

Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

GARDEZ, Afghanistan Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.

Top News, World, South Asia 1:07pm IST

U.S. and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria

GENEVA The United States and Russia failed on Friday to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an agreement could be announced. | Video

World, Top News 9:09am IST

Analysis - For the Fed's Yellen 'conventional' unconventional policy is enough

WASHINGTON For all the talk of a radical shift in central banking policy, from the permanent use of negative rates to helicopter money drops, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears to believe she can tackle any future downturn using the tools currently at her disposal.

Business, Economy, Top News 8:17am IST

No "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters

HARARE President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades. | Video

World, Top News 8:15am IST