Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party president

Forty-seven year-old Gandhi family scion has emerged as the main challenger to PM Narendra Modi for 2019 polls.

World Cup

Russia 2018: A group-by-group analysis

The draw for the 2018 football World Cup has taken place at the Kremlin.

Middle East

Bedouins of West Bank's Jabal al-Baba face displacement, again

Israeli military issues eviction order for village of Jabal al-Baba, home to Bedouins displaced from the southern Negev desert.

Africa

Macron tours Africa to 'reset' Francafrique relationship

French president heads to Africa with the message that days of Paris' neocolonialist paternalistic approach are over.

Football

Russia 2018: Hosts try to cast off shadow

The draw for the football World Cup takes place on December 1 but on-field issues remain a worry for the hosts.

Russia

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media

Law condemned by rights groups classifies international media organisations as 'foreign agents'.