Unrest

  • Turkish PM says Israel is 'more barbaric than Hitler' 3 days ago

    Ankara: Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while lambasting Israel's ground invasion of Gaza,on Sunday accused the Israeli government of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler", a leading British daily reported. "(Israelis) have no conscience, no honour, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," the Independent...
  • Dozens, including civilians, killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine July 14, 2014

    Kiev/Moscow:Dozens of people, including civilians and soldiers, have died in the past 24 hours amid heavy clashes between government forces and pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine as civilians flee the conflict zone for safer areas in neighbouring Russia. At least nine civilians died on Monday in the eastern rebel-held city of...
  • Palestinian death toll rises to 74 as Israel hits Gaza over rocket fire July 10, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon. Eight Palestinian family members, including five children, were killed in...
  • Gaza on 'knife edge': UN's Ban July 10, 2014

    United Nations: Gaza is on "a knife edge" and the Middle East faces one of its most serious challenges in years, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in unusually forthright remarks. Ban said he had spent the day talking with world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • ISIS chief Baghdadi urges people to join him in the jihad July 6, 2014

    In a rare public appearance, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi addressed supporters at a mosque in Mosul urging them to obey him and join him in the jihad for a separate caliphate. ...
  • ISIS to shift Indian nurses to Mosul July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses who had been moved from Tikrit by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are now being taken to Mosul. Kerala Chief Minister Ooman Chandy confirmed on Thursday that all the 46 nurses from Kerala are heading towards Mosul. Chandy also confirmed that...
  • ISIS poses 'legitimate threat' to Baghdad: Pentagon June 25, 2014

    Washington: Al-Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has carved out a large fiefdom along the Iraqi-Syrian border, poses a "legitimate threat" to the capital city of Baghdad, a top Pentagon official has said. "We certainly have enough visibility to see that they continue to press...
  • As Libya teeters near chaos, United States keeps hands-off policy June 25, 2014

    Washington: Among all countries swept by the Arab Spring uprisings, few today are as dysfunctional as Libya. Heavily armed militias outgun its fledgling army. A renegade former general has launched a purge of radical Islamists. Weapons looted from arsenals of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi help fuel the bloody conflict in Syria....
  • Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN June 24, 2014

    United Nations: At least 37 per cent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported on Tuesday. The figure was released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Xinhua reported citing UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The office said aid agencies in South Sudan...
  • Shiite cleric issues threat to US military advisers bound to Iraq June 22, 2014

    Baghdad: A high-level Shiite cleric in Iraq issued a warning to American military advisers bound for Iraq on Friday, hours before Sunni militants captured a crossing on Iraq's border with Syria and Shiite militia members paraded in Baghdad and other cities. Sky News reported that Nassir al-Saedi, a cleric loyal...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • No confirmation on abduction of Indians, envoy to visit Baghdad today June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the growing unrest in Iraq and reports of at least 40 Indian nationals having been abducted in the country, Indian envoy will head to Baghdad on Wednesday to take stock of the situation. Even as abduction of Indians in Iraq's second larges city Mosul are doing the rounds...
  • Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq June 18, 2014

    Baghdad: Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq. The...
  • Assad re-elected as Syrian President after a landslide victory June 5, 2014

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar Assad has been re-elected in a landslide, officials said, capturing another seven-year term in the middle of a bloody 3-year-old uprising against his rule that has devastated the country. Syria's parliament speaker, Jihad Lahan, announced the final results on Wednesdsay from Tuesday's election, saying Assad garnered 10,319,723...
  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control March 23, 2014

    Crimea: Russian troops used armored vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian forces also abandoned a naval base after attacks by pro-Russian protesters, and had to...
  • Crimea goes East, Ukraine goes West in two new deals March 22, 2014

    Brussels: Two almost simultaneous signatures on Friday on opposite sides of Europe deepened the divide between East and West, as Russia formally annexed Crimea and the European Union pulled Ukraine closer into its orbit. In this "new post-Cold War order," as the Ukrainian prime minister called it, besieged Ukrainian troops on...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN March 4, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's mission to the United Nations has claimed that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's UN ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. A letter from Ukraine's UN mission circulated during the latest emergency council meeting...
  • Will ask for military help to fight Russia: Ukraine Ambassador to UN March 3, 2014

    As the tension in Ukraine escalates, its ambassador the UN, Yuriy Sergeyev says, "We are preparing to defend ourselves. When the Russian troops are enlarging their quantity with every coming hour, naturally we will be asking for military support and other kind of support." ...
  • Ukraine: World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea March 3, 2014

    Kiev: Warning that it was "on the brink of disaster," Ukraine put its military on high alert on Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia. Outrage over Russia's military moves mounted in world capitals, with U.S. Secretary of...
  • Australia demands Russian envoy explain Ukraine March 3, 2014

    Canberra: The Australian government has summoned the Russian ambassador to explain his country's actions in Ukraine. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the secretary of her department, Peter Varghese, will meet with Ambassador Vladimir Morozov on Monday. Bishop told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio: "We'll express our concerns officially, directly through him and also...
  • Unrest threatens to take T20 World Cup away from Bangladesh December 11, 2013

    Dhaka: A day after West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) cancelled its U-19 team's tour of Bangladesh due to a low-intensity bomb blast near the team hotel in Chittagong, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan admitted that the organisation of ICC World Twenty20 in the country next year is under...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize October 14, 2013

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...
  • Oil slips below $ 108 ahead of Iran nuclear talks September 24, 2013

    London: Brent crude oil fell below $ 108 a barrel on Tuesday, losing ground again after almost a month of falls as geopolitical tension eased and further evidence emerged of rising oil supplies from Libya and Iraq. Brent peaked above $ 117 a barrel in August on fears the war in...
  • US one step closer to striking Syria, Obama to lobby for support at G20 September 5, 2013

    The US is one step closer to strike Syria as the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution authorising limited military intervention for 60 days, ruling out ground attacks. The resolution will be debated on Monday. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama will continue to lobby for the support at...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 4, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Noida may get a makeover soon to attract more investment August 23, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government is set to unveil a host of initiatives in the New Okhla Industrial Development Area (Noida), as part of a bid to attract investment by showcasing it as a hub for industry, officials said on Friday. The government has, in an interaction with industrialists on Thursday, promised...
  • Mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed: Egyptian Prime Minister August 22, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi on Wednesday ordered to place Hosni Mubarak under mandatory house arrest, as the former president is expected to be released from jail following a court order. According to Egyptian state TV, the prime minister issued his decision late this evening while acting in the capacity...
  • Egypt clashes kill 235 as sit-ins dispersed August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi killed 235 people across the country on Wednesday, the state news agency MENA said. The report quoted Mohamed Sultan, head of Egypt's emergency services, as saying another 2,001 people were wounded in clashes that broke out after security...
  • Egypt forces assault protest camp, many scores shot dead August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian security forces crushed a protest camp of thousands of supporters of the deposed president on Wednesday, shooting dead scores of people in the bloodiest day in decades in the Arab world's most populous country. The health ministry said 149 people were killed, both in Cairo and in clashes that...