Conflict

  • BJP demands strong action by the Election Commission against SP 09-04-2014 02:54 PM

    BJP on Wednesday demanded strong action by the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party accusing it of trying to divide security forces on communal lines during the elections. In a controversial statement, UP minister Azam Khan has dragged the Kargil conflict into the ongoing Lok Sabha campaign, saying it was 'Muslim...
  • NATO urges Russia not to escalate tensions in Ukraine 28-02-2014 06:57 AM

    Bruseels: NATO on Thursday urged Russia not to take any action which could escalate tension or create misunderstanding in Ukraine. "NATO has a long-standing partnership with Ukraine. Today we made clear that NATO stands ready to support democratic development, defence reforms, military cooperation and democratic control over the security sector,"...
  • UNSC unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution 23-02-2014 09:58 AM

    The UN Security Council achieved rare unity to act on Syria's civil war on Saturday when Russia and China supported adoption of a resolution to boost aid access in Syria that threatens to take "further steps" in the case of non-compliance. Russia, supported by China, has shielded its ally Syria...
  • US moves to revive stalled Afghan peace talks: Officials 19-02-2014 02:21 PM

    The Obama administration is taking steps it hopes could lead to a resumption of peace talks to end the Afghan conflict, including reviving a proposed swap of Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay in return for a US prisoner of war. According to Western officials familiar with the matter, President...
  • Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    On January 11, 1966 exactly 48 years ago, my father who was a compulsive listener of All India Radio (AIR), woke me breaking the news...

  • Turkey spends over $700 million for Syrian refugees 30-08-2013 03:15 AM

    Turkey has spent about $736 million to shelter Syrian refugees, whose number has exceeded 200,000, the government statistics have revealed. According to the data released by the Prime Ministry 's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, Turkey has spent the money on medical services, food and other types of humanitarian aid...
  • Gunmen kill, burn soldiers in Northern Iraq, say military sources 26-08-2013 01:21 AM

    At least 22 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday, including five soldiers who were shot dead by gunmen who then burned their bodies, police and military sources said. Increased attacks in Iraq in recent weeks have raised fears of a return to full-blown sectarian conflict. More than 1,000 Iraqis...
  • No conflict of interest between Advani and Modi: Naidu 16-08-2013 04:47 PM

    Denying any conflict of interest between L K Advani and Narendra Modi, BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Friday supported the Gujarat Chief Minister's challenge to the Prime Minister, saying that everybody has the right to question his performance as he was accountable to the nation. "There is no conflict of...
  • Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements 14-08-2013 06:11 AM

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep US-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Negotiators are due to convene in the afternoon in Jerusalem, the...
  • UN says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites 01-08-2013 05:53 AM

    United Nations: UN inspectors will travel to Syria "as soon as possible" to investigate claims of chemical weapons use during the country's civil war after President Bashar al-Assad's government granted access to three sites, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The head of a UN chemical weapons investigation team, Ake...
  • Heavily pregnant woman among 100 Syrians rescued off Italy 05-07-2013 05:28 AM

    Rome: The Italian coastguard has intercepted a boat off the island of Sicily with 100 Syrian migrants on board, including 10 women, one whom was heavily pregnant. A police vessel accompanied the migrant boat into the port at Syracuse on Sicily's eastern coast, where medical checks were carried out on...
  • Assad's forces battle to tighten control of central Syria 01-07-2013 12:23 AM

    Amman: President Bashar al-Assad's forces pounded Sunni Muslim rebels in the city of Homs with artillery and from the air on Sunday, the second day of an offensive to expand loyalist control over Syria's strategic centre, activists said. They said rebels defending the old centre of Homs and five adjacent...
  • Dhoni owning stakes in Rhiti Sports points at conflict of interest 04-06-2013 08:27 AM

    Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in the eye of a fresh storm after a newspaper report claimed he held shares in a player management company. Despite a clarification, questions remain on whether Dhoni is in fact part-owner of a business that manages Indian cricketers and also looks after Chennai...
  • Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Muslims 21-05-2013 06:21 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms. Thein Sein became the first head of Myanmar to visit the White House in 47 years, and he and Obama...
  • Hezbollah steps up Syria battle, Israel threatens strikes 20-05-2013 06:23 AM

    Amman: Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail. Activists said it was the fiercest fighting in Syria's two year-old...
  • Chinese provocation: Is India prepared? 02-05-2013 05:50 PM

    The Chinese intrusion into Depsang Bulge in East Ladakh, approximately 19 km inside our perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on April 15, has raised temperatures both militarily and politically on either side. A series of border personnel meetings between the militaries of the two sides have not...
  • Embassies staying put in North Korea despite tension 07-04-2013 12:30 AM

    Seoul: Staff at embassies in North Korea appeared to be remaining in place on Saturday despite an appeal by authorities in Pyongyang for diplomats to consider leaving because of heightened tension after weeks of bellicose exchanges. North Korean authorities told diplomatic missions they could not guarantee their safety from next...
  • Gaza shakes, Israelis killed as Hillary seeks truce 21-11-2012 12:11 PM

    Gaza/Israel: Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday, seeking a truce that can hold back Israel's ground troops. Hamas, the Islamist movement controlling Gaza, and Egypt,...
  • Barack Obama sending Hillary Clinton to Israel 20-11-2012 01:40 PM

    US President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East in hopes that she can help mediate an end to bloody conflict in the region. A deputy White House national security adviser says Clinton will depart later today from Cambodia, where she had accompanied...
  • Israeli aircraft hit Hamas bank HQ in Gaza 20-11-2012 12:32 PM

    Gaza City: Israeli aircraft have battered the headquarters of the Gaza Strip bank the territory's Hamas rulers set up to sidestep international sanctions. Tuesday's strike on the Islamic National Bank in Gaza City is part of a widening Israeli onslaught against the militants and their rocket squads targeting Israel. The...
  • Israel launches air strikes on Hamas HQs in Gaza 17-11-2012 10:57 AM

    Gaza City, (Gaza Strip): Israel's military says it has struck more than 800 targets in the Gaza Strip, as it expands a fierce air assault responding to rocket launches from the Palestinian territory. The military's early Saturday count includes 180 overnight airstrikes. The campaign began on Wednesday with the assassination...
  • Israel kills Hamas commander, bombs Gaza targets 14-11-2012 10:01 PM

    Gaza City: Israel killed the military commander of the Islamist group Hamas in a missile strike on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and launched air raids across the enclave, pushing the two sides to the brink of a new war. The attacks marked the biggest escalation between Israel and Gaza...
  • Gayle to meet WICB to end conflict 20-03-2012 09:06 AM

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  • Cong assails BJP for creating uproar in Parliament 20-12-2011 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday assailed the BJP for creating an uproar in Parliament demanding Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation in the wake of the hotelier controversy and asked if it was a pointer to the opposition party's dwindling faith in parliamentary democracy. "The BJP is not allowing Parliament to...
  • PC must clarify on conflict of interest: Jaitley 18-12-2011 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely admitted that Parliament should not be disrupted but added that Home Minister P Chidamabram needs to explain his ministry's role in the conflict of interest case. Jaitley was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here's the entire transcript...