Unrest

  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control 23-03-2014 07:01 AM

    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...
  • Crimea goes East, Ukraine goes West in two new deals 22-03-2014 07:02 AM

    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...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN 04-03-2014 06:54 AM

    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...
  • Will ask for military help to fight Russia: Ukraine Ambassador to UN 03-03-2014 09:41 AM

    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 03-03-2014 07:08 AM

    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...
  • Australia demands Russian envoy explain Ukraine 03-03-2014 07:04 AM

    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...
  • Unrest threatens to take T20 World Cup away from Bangladesh 10-12-2013 03:14 PM

    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 11-10-2013 10:03 PM

    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 24-09-2013 03:26 PM

    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...
  • US one step closer to striking Syria, Obama to lobby for support at G20 05-09-2013 10:56 AM

    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 04-09-2013 11:45 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Noida may get a makeover soon to attract more investment 23-08-2013 11:05 AM

    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,...
  • Mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed: Egyptian Prime Minister 22-08-2013 02:53 AM

    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...
  • Egypt clashes kill 235 as sit-ins dispersed 15-08-2013 03:33 AM

    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...
  • Egypt forces assault protest camp, many scores shot dead 15-08-2013 01:51 AM

    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...
  • After killings, Morsi supporters march towards army intel headquarters 29-07-2013 09:02 AM

    Several thousand supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president began marching on a military facility in Cairo on Monday in defiance of an army warning to stay away, risking a new confrontation after dozens were shot dead at the weekend. A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood said the marchers had set...
  • Egypt factions work on compromise on premier post 08-07-2013 01:55 AM

    Cairo: Secular and liberal factions in Egypt's new leadership worked Sunday to reach a compromise with ultraconservative Islamists on a new prime minister, with a liberal economist emerging as a leading candidate for the post to run the country after the military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. As the negotiations...
  • Egypt: Huge crowds rally in Cairo, political process blocked 08-07-2013 01:19 AM

    Cairo: Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi protested outside his place of detention in Cairo on Sunday while a military-driven plan to resolve the political crisis remained mired in mistrust and confusion. Demonstrators at the Republican Guard barracks, where three people were killed on Friday, shouted "Morsi,...
  • Egypt: Morsi opponents and supporters clash, over 20 killed 06-07-2013 08:24 AM

    Supporters of ousted Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, clashed with riot police in Alexandria, as Islamists across the country took to the streets demanding his reinstatement. ...
  • Rights groups decry Egyptian media crackdown 05-07-2013 04:20 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of Al-Jazeera's Egypt affiliate in crackdown on media considered sympathetic to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, bringing an outcry Thursday from rights groups. Rights groups said the moves appeared to be an attempt...
  • African Union to meet on Egypt political crisis 05-07-2013 04:01 AM

    Addis Ababa: The African Union says the removal of Egypt's president was in violation of the country's constitution. The continental body said late Thursday that the removal of President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday falls under the AU doctrine on unconstitutional changes of government. The AU usually suspends the membership of...
  • Egypt: Brotherhood leader arrested, Islamists call for protests 05-07-2013 01:08 AM

    Cairo: An Islamist coalition led by the Brotherhood called on people across the nation to protest in a "Friday of Rejection" following weekly prayers, an early test of Mursi's ongoing support and how the military will deal with it. ...
  • Egypt: International community appeals for calm 05-07-2013 12:46 AM

    Cairo: The supreme justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has been sworn in as the nation's interim president, replacing the Islamist Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military. ...
  • The Last Word: Has Egypt been thrown into turmoil or placed on path of real democracy? 04-07-2013 10:19 PM

    Have Wednesday's political developments in Egypt thrown the country into a turmoil or placed it on a path of real democracy? This is the question Karan Thapar raised with a panel of experts on his show 'The Last Word'. ...
  • Morsi says he is still 'legitimate' president of Egypt 04-07-2013 07:13 AM

    Cairo: Mohamed Morsi has said he is still the legitimate president of Egypt, while the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi is affiliated, described the ouster of the president by the military as "betrayal". "There is no alternative for legitimacy, the constitution or the law," Xinhua quoted Morsi as saying in...
  • Morsi being held by authorities: Muslim Brotherhood 04-07-2013 06:47 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi, toppled by the military on Wednesday, is being held by the authorities, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman and a security official said on Thursday. Ahmed Aref, the Brotherhood spokesman, said both Morsi and Essam El-Haddad, a senior aide, were being held but he did not...
  • Five dead in Egypt as Morsi opponents and supporters clash 04-07-2013 04:41 AM

    Cairo: At least five people were killed when opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed after the army announced his removal on Wednesday, state media and officials said. Gunfire broke out as rocks and bricks flew in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, witnesses said. At least one...
  • Egypt: 4 protesters killed in clashes with Islamists 01-07-2013 03:00 AM

    Cairo: Security officials say suspected Islamists have killed three protesters in the southern city of Assiut, taking to four the number of people killed on a day of massive protests demanding the ouster of Egypt's president. The officials said Islamists on a motorbike opened fire on protesters outside the local...
  • Egyptian court frees Mubarak-era prime minister Nazif 21-06-2013 04:26 AM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ordered the release of former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on Thursday because of a limit on pre-trial detention in a corruption case for which he had been held since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Nazif, who still faces a retrial, is the highest-profile Mubarak-era official...
  • Peace talks must mean Assad's exit: Syrian opposition 30-05-2013 01:47 AM

    Istanbul: The Syrian opposition said on Wednesday it would only take part in planned international peace talks if a deadline was set for a settlement that forces President Bashar al-Assad to leave power. In its first official reaction to the Geneva conference being prepared by the United States and Russia,...