Offensive

  • Israel to step up Gaza offensive: Benjamin Netanyahu August 21, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel will step up the offensive in the Gaza Strip until rocket firing from there into Israel stops, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday in response to renewed Gaza rocket attacks against central and southern Israel earlier in the day. "Our policy is simple, if they (Hamas)...
  • Israeli criticism of John Kerry 'offensive, absurd': US July 31, 2014

    Washington: Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said on Thursday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from...
  • US resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages July 31, 2014

    Washington: The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a US defense official said on Thursday. The munitions were located inside Israel as part of a program...
  • Israeli bombing of Gaza continues on Day 5 as toll touches 121 July 12, 2014

    Gaza/Jeruselam: Israel defiantly pressed on with its bombardment of Gaza for the fifth day on Saturday as the Jewish state vowed to keep up its military offensive to counter rocket attacks by Palestinian militants with the death toll reaching 121. 16 Palestinians died in a wave of Israeli air strikes as...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip July 9, 2014

    Gaza, Jerusalem: At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment, Israel said may just be the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis ran for cover late on Tuesday as airraid sirens...
  • North Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile June 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday the successful test of a new highprecision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cuttingedge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim JongUn, according...
  • Man arrested for posting offensive pictures on Facebook June 23, 2014

    A young man has been arrested for allegedly posting offensive pictures on social networking site Facebook, police said. The accused, identified as Yogesh Kumar, was arrested on Saturday following complaints that he had posted offensive pictures against a particular religion on his Facebook page. Police said the accused had a Facebook account...
  • QNet scam: Michael Ferreira appears before EOW January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Former World Billiards champion and Padma Bhushan awardee Michael Ferreira on Monday appeared before the Economic Offenses Wing in Mumbai on Monday in connection with the QNet scam. Ferreira, who was away in Malaysia, had for weeks avoided appearing before the Economic Offences Wing until a Mumbai court hearing his...
  • QNet scam: Michael Ferreira likely to appear before EOW today January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Former World Billiards champion and Padma Bhushan awardee Michael Ferreira is likely to appear before the Economic Offenses Wing in Mumbai on Monday in connection with the QNet scam. Ferreira, an accused in the he multi crore scam has been asked by the court to appear before the EOW...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 24, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • PR executive Justine Sacco apologises for racist tweet December 24, 2013

    A former PR executive who lost her job was forced to apologize for her racist tweet on AIDS and Africa. Justine Sacco found herself the target of a social media mob after publishing an offensive tweet that joked about AIDS and race. "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS....
  • News 360: Divided Congress may withdraw support to AAP December 24, 2013

    Even before the Aam Aadmi Party could form the government in Delhi with Congress supporting it from outside, divisions within the latter over the strategy have come out in the open. Government formation in Delhi may take some more time, as sources say that the Congress is seriously considering the...
  • Use of force unacceptable: India on IsraelHamas war November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In an oblique criticism of Israel's offensive in Gaza, India on Wednesday said "disproportionate use of force" was completely unacceptable and demanded immediate deescalation of the conflict in the region. Against the backdrop of criticism that India was muted in its response to the latest conflict in Gaza,...
  • Israeli aircraft hit Hamas bank HQ in Gaza November 20, 2012

    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...
  • Should people be arrested for tweeting offensive comments? November 1, 2012

    A 19yearold man was sentenced for three months after posting crude jokes on Facebook about a missing fiveyearold thought to have been murdered in UK. ...
  • FTN: Can the Internet be truly free? January 18, 2012

    Facebook and Google are facing a lawsuit in India for allegedly hosting offensive content. ...
  • Pak to block 1,700 offensive words in texting November 20, 2011

    Islamabad: If Pakistan's telecom regulator has its way, millions of mobile phone users may be unable to send text messages with "offensive" and "obscene" words like crap, damn, hobo, flatulence, gay, lesbian and slime from Monday. These words are part of a list of nearly 1,700 words and terms that the...
  • Pak general rules out N Waziristan offensive June 1, 2011

    Mamad Gat: A top Pakistani army commander said on Wednesday that his military has no imminent plans to launch an offensive in a tribal region home to numerous militants who focus on attacking US and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan. The statement by Lt Gen Asif Yasin Malik contradicted rampant media...
  • Pak to launch military offensive in N Waziristan May 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to launch a "targeted military offensive" in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, where the army has not taken any action so far to flush out Taliban and alQaeda elements despite tremendous pressure from the US. The understanding for launching the offensive was developed during...
  • Taliban renew Afghan offensive, civilians killed May 1, 2011

    Kabul: Talibanled insurgents killed at least 11 people across Afghanistan in a renewed springtime offensive on Sunday despite a huge security clampdown, hours after the United Nations pleaded for all sides to avoid civilian casualties. The hardline Islamists have warned civilians to stay away from public gatherings, military bases and convoys,...
  • Adult woman on trial for seducing 12yearold January 19, 2011

    London: A 31yearold mother of two has reportedly gone on trial in Britain for allegedly having sex with a 12yearold boy after seducing him with text messages. Diane Pullar, a primary school playground assistant allegedly groomed the boy after her son made friends with his older brother, and the two...
  • Google removes racist image of Michelle Obama November 25, 2009

    London: Google removed a racially offensive image of US First Lady Michelle Obama from its search engine on Wednesday while the blog hosting it apologised in Chinese. The image of Michelle with monkey features, which appeared at the top of Google's search results, was posted on a blog called Hot Girls,...
  • Pak offers five crore bounty for Taliban chief Mehsud November 2, 2009

    Islamabad: Security forces fighting their way through a mountainous Taliban stronghold killed at least seven terrorists and injured several more, officials said, while Pakistan's foreign minister said the offensive in tribal South Waziristan should finish sooner than originally expected. As part of the government's ramping up of its fight against the...
  • Pakistani Army attempts to divide key Waziristan tribe October 20, 2009

    Islamabad: Opening a psychological warfare front, the Pakistani Army is seeking to divide the key Mehsud tribe in the restive South Waziristan region where its forces are currently engaged in a major offensive against the Taliban. In an open letter to the Mehsud tribe copies of which were distributed at...
  • US attack on Afghan may push Taliban to Pak July 25, 2009

    Khan Neshen: US's special envoy to Afghanistan says the US wants to avoid past mistakes, mistakes that allowed the Taliban to escape into Pakistan. Pakistani officials fear the new offensive in Helmund province might push more militants over the border. ...
  • Obama popular world over, going down in hometown April 8, 2009

    Obama may be getting more and more popular around the world.. but in his hometown Chicago.. he's being pulled out from shelves.. The reason..his latest mannequin on sale is racially offensive.. Jeanne Moos has more. ...
  • Sri Lanka fighting surges, 180 rebels die: army March 10, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan soldiers killed at least 180 elite Tamil Tiger fighters carrying out waves of counterattacks, and the pace of refugees fleeing the tiny war zone picked up speed, the military said on Monday. Heavy combating erupted over the weekend, suggesting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were...
  • Highprofile LTTE hideout bombed: SL February 6, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Air Force jets on Friday bombed "a highprofile LTTE hideout" in northeastern Mullaitivu district where Tamil Tigers have been cornered by the advancing troops, the defence ministry said. It said that the Israelibuilt Kfir and Chinesebuilt F7 fighter jets "launched precision air strikes at a highprofile LTTE hideout...
  • Israel bombs weapons workshop in Gaza January 29, 2009

    Gaza: Israeli warplanes bombed an open area in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, shortly after militants fired a rocket at Israel, said the witnesses and the Islamic movement Hamas. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the attack, saying it had targeted a weapons production site, in response to the...
  • Israeli troops pull out | Gaza residents struggle January 19, 2009

    Israeli troops began to withdraw from Gaza Strip on Sunday. ...