JAKARTA - Seven bodies have been recovered from the Java Sea site, where the crashed AirAsia flight is believed to have gone down, at the end of the search operations Wednesday. While four of the bodies were recovered Wednesday, three were recovered Tuesday. Four of them are males and three females. Two of the bodies were taken to the Indonesian city of Surabaya from where the ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ8501 took...
SYDNEY - A 16-hour hostage crisis -- the first terror attack in Australia -- ended early Tuesday after police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney where an Iran-born cleric took some 30 people hostage and made several demands, sending shockwaves across the country. As police stormed Lindt Chocolate Cafe using flash grenades and firing dozens of gunshots, several hostages -- panic writ large on their faces -- fled with their...
WASHINGTON - The US has strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attacks in Kashmir and said it remains firmly committed to working in close partnership with India to defeat terrorism in all its forms. “The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Kashmir, which claimed the lives of innocent civilians, military, and police personnel,” a senior State Department Official said in a statement.
NEW DELHI - Increasing hopelessness seems to have enveloped families of the 40 Indians abducted in Iraq's Mosul by Islamic State militants six months ago. A meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday saw them venting frustration at the government for "repeating old statements" and not being able to provide any proof that their kin are alive. "The mantra (Minister Sushma Swaraj) repeated what she has been saying to...