‘Motherhood penalty’ starts even before kids, study finds

Women's wages take a hit for every child they have, and some are penalised even before becoming pregnant. Jordan Jayson was five months pregnant when...

Jeffrey Epstein death ruled suicide by hanging: Medical examiner

The 66-year-old financier was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York on August 10. Jeffrey Epstein's prison death has...

Turkey stems bleeding budget with large central bank transfer

The central bank outlay comes amid an economic slowdown that has dented tax revenue. The Turkish government plugged its deteriorating finances in July with an...

Sudan authorities allow reopening of Al Jazeera’s Khartoum office

Qatar-based network welcomes move, says it hopes Sudan will support media freedom and protection of journalists. Authorities in Sudan have allowed the reopening of Al Jazeera Media...

Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Experts say there is a 50 percent chance Istanbul will be hit by a major earthquake in the next two decades. Ankara, Turkey - In the...

Palestinian fighter dies in West Bank

Two Israelis were wounded yesterday in what the Israeli army called a car-ramming attack near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, while...

HK protesters face crucial weekend test

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over an airport protest...

Lanka launches probe into elephant cruelty at parade

Sri Lanka yesterday ordered an investigation following the collapse of a skeletal 70-year-old elephant after being forced to parade at a high-profile pageant popular...

Zimbabwe opposition backs down from protest to avoid ‘bloodshed’

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party called off planned anti-government demonstrations yesterday, saying it aimed to avert bloodshed after police rounded up its followers and dispersed...

Clashes erupt in Kashmir

Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police yesterday as the UN Security Council began its first meeting on the territory in nearly...

India says committed to ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons for...

India has stuck to its commitment of ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons but future policy will depend on the situation, the defence minister...

Sudan allows Jazeera to reopen office

Sudan has allowed Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera to reopen its Khartoum office, which they had shut down in May, the channel's director in the...

Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha dies aged 71

Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha, known for her role in Basu Chatterjee’s film Rajnigandha died yesterday, family sources said. She was 71 and died at...

We can now proudly say ‘one nation, one constitution’: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech yesterday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of Jammu and Kashmir among...
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