Category: Asia

India arrests sect leader for allegedly raping woman

Indian police arrested a popular sect leader, the second in the past month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. Police officer Jaisingh Nathawat said the woman, whose parents have been followers of 70-year-old Kaushlendra Prapannacharya…

US urges Kurds to call off independence vote

The United States has put to one side its long-standing sympathy for its allies in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan and sternly urged the region to call off its independence referendum. Iraqi Kurdish legislators…