WAR

  • 'This Divided Island' by Samanth Subramanian is humane and harrowing 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The first book that I had read about the Sri Lankan War was Ru Freeman's 'On Sal Mal Lane'. Though it was a work of fiction, it introduced me to the conditions and life of people living in a war zone and terror has become a part of...
  • Ukraine 'ready for total war' says Poroshenko 3 days ago

    Frankfurt: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed his country was "prepared for total war" as fighting continued on Sunday around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. After a week in which Kiev said several unmarked armoured convoys of troops crossed the Russian border to reinforce rebels in the east, Poroshenko toughened his rhetoric,...
  • Bangladeshi fugitive war criminal tribunal sentenced to death 1 week ago

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Thursday sentenced to death a fugitive Islamist opposition leader for crimes against humanity and siding with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war, in yet another verdict against Islamist war criminals. The International Crimes Tribunal 1 of Bangladesh handed down the death sentence in absentia...
  • 1st World War gave concept of daylight savings time November 12, 2014

    Even as First World War is remembered for Germany's crushing defeat, it also gave the world the concept of daylight savings time. It's now been 100 years since the First World War began. ...
  • Finland Prime Minister warns of new 'Cold War' November 12, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb warned on Wednesday that the conflict in the Ukraine was bringing the world to the "brink of a Cold War" but that trade sanctions were the only credible weapon against Russia. "Russia's foreign policy doctrine has Cold War elements," he told public broadcaster YLE. "In...
  • Watch: UK Indians offer silent prayer to mark 100 years of World War 1 November 10, 2014

    The UK-Indian community in London marked the centenary of Indian soldiers in the World War 1 in 1914 with silent prayers. ...
  • Watch: When the Berlin Wall fell November 10, 2014

    Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, 28 years after it was constructed to divide the East and West Germany. ...
  • World is on the brink of a new Cold War, says former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev said on Saturday at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's iconic Brandenburg Gate. The 83-year-old accused the West,...
  • Watch where the Berlin Wall once stood November 5, 2014

    This November, Germany is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Berlin. Once an iconic symbol of the Cold War, it is difficult to find any evidence of it in Berlin today. ...
  • Indian Peace Keeping Force raped Tamil women during LTTE war: Lankan minister November 5, 2014

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan minister on Tuesday accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of raping Tamil women during the LTTE war. The 48-year-old Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna, who was a former LTTE leader and now a deputy minister in the Mahinda Rajpaksa government, told parliament that the IPKF who...
  • Wreckage of Chinese warship sunk 120 years ago discovered November 4, 2014

    Beijing: The wreckage of a Chinese warship, sunk 120 years ago during the first Sino-Japanese War, has been discovered during an underwater exploration for port construction in the Yellow Sea. Song Peiran, vice-president of Dandong Port Group, on Tuesday said that the warship was found during an underwater exploration for...
  • Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday. The government will support all efforts by the armed forces in this direction, he said. Speaking at the First World War centenary commemoration organised...
  • Need a structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday tasked Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh with preparing a structured history of all the wars that India Army has fought. Jaitley said that there is a need today to have a structured history of the contribution of Indian soldiers, both in book...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for crimes during 1971 war against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, triggering fears of violence. "He shall be hanged by neck until he is...
  • Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami party chief Motiur Nizami sentenced to death October 29, 2014

    Dhaka: A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The head of a three-judge panel, M Enayetur Rahim, announced the verdict on Wednesday against Motiur Rahman Nizami...
  • 'Shell Shock' opera brings trauma of World War One to stage October 25, 2014

    (Reuters) - Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan. "Shell Shock" debuted at La Monnaie opera house in...
  • Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past October 24, 2014

    Montreal/Vancouver: The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Canadian citizen and convert...
  • James Foley honoured for bravery by US Institute of Peace October 24, 2014

    Washington: James Foley, the first US citizen to be beheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has been honoured by the US Institute of Peace with an award for his bravery on Friday. Foley's parents accepted the Oxi Day award on his behalf. The award was created...
  • Canada shooting: Parliament, government must function despite attacks, says PM Stephen Harper October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced determination that Wednesday's shooting in the capital not deter the government and Parliament. "While the prime minister stated that facts are still being gathered, he condemned this despicable attack," a statement from the prime minister's office said after a soldier at the National War...
  • Firing close to Canada Parliament building, one soldier shot at October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. The buildings were put on lockdown as police and tactical teams converged on the...
  • 100-year-old and healthy Michael D Souza drives a car for living in Mangalore October 13, 2014

    Mangalore: Most probably, he is the oldest driver and of course one of the oldest persons in the entire world. Charles Michael D'Souza, who will be competing 100 years on this October 16, still drives a car for a living. D'Souza, who is perfectly healthy gets up at 4 o'clock...
  • Russia's Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin October 9, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov confirmed Putin would attend the ASEM (Europe-Asia Meeting) summit in the northern...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes October 9, 2014

    Mursitpinar Turkey/Beirut: Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as US-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces nearby looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a ground operation in Syria, Turkey described...
  • 'Indian heros of WW1' lays out contribution of Indian soldiers in the war: Author September 30, 2014

    The year 2014 marks century to the beginning of four year long World War 1 that triggered with the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and left 1.2 million Indians dead fighting on behalf of the Britishers who then ruled India. The book called 'The Indian Heroes of WW1' by author...
  • Airlines lure flyers with cheap new year fares, SpiceJet charges Rs 699 September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: To lure more flyers this festive and upcoming New Year travel season domestic airlines Monday launched attractive fare schemes. Budget carrier Spicejet was the first to announce its 'Early New Year' sale whereby passengers can book tickets at Rs.699 (excluding taxes and fees). The airline said that the booking...
  • Provide status on list of Prisoners of Wars, efforts made for their release from Pakistani jails: SC to Centre September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a fresh...
  • Israeli military says shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights September 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday. A Patriot missile intercepted the aircraft after it flew into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan, a military spokesman said. Israeli media reports identified the aircraft as a MiG-21. The spokesman said it was a "fighter...
  • Japan developing first fighter since World War II September 22, 2014

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has begun working on a jet fighter, the first such aircraft to be built in the country since World War II, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. The prototype is a joint venture between the Japanese government and defence contractors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. It is still...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections September 21, 2014

    In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. CNNIBN has accessed the interview given to TV Asia almost 15 years ago where he also talked about the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...