Three decades after he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, Emperor Akihito on Tuesday became Japan’s first monarch in more than two centuries to abdicate, passing the symbolic but influential role to his eldest son in a brief, unadorned ceremony at the Imperial Palace.
The US military has stopped tracking the amount of territory controlled or influenced by the Afghan government and militants, a US watchdog said on Tuesday, one of the last remaining public metrics that tracked the worsening security situation in the war-torn country.
The Taliban say a fresh round of talks with US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is to begin in Qatar, where the religious movement maintains a political office.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan called for a ceasefire in Libya and renewal of a political process under the aegis of the United Nations during a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia will not rush to boost oil supply to make up for a loss of Iranian supplies due to US sanctions, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Tuesday.
Two new features in the Arab Youth Survey this year will give regional policymakers food for thought: The increasing use of illegal drugs in the region, and concerns about mental health and how it is treated in the Arab world.
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday called for a ban on the use of burqa by women of a particular community as it threw its weight behind a similar plan being mulled by the Sri Lankan government in the wake of the Easter terror strikes which claimed over 250 lives.
Actor-turned-politician and Congress candidate from Patna Sahib constituency Shatrughan Sinha has movable and immovable assets of Rs. 112.22 crore.
Delhi's Tiz Hazari Court will hear a plea filed against former cricketer and BJP's candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday. Gambhir has been accused by AAP's Atishi Marlena of having enrolled as a voter in two constituencies.