War

  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    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. CNN-IBN 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 3 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami 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...
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 6 days ago

    Tokyo: Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the US and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure September 7,...
  • Pope Francis marks 100 years from start of WWI 1 week ago

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday denounced those who profit from the "madness" of war at a ceremony in the north west of Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. "In today's world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and...
  • Ukraine PM says country still in "state of war" 1 week ago

    Kiev (Ukraine): Ukraine is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between Kiev's forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east, the country's prime minister said on Saturday shortly after a second convoy of Russian trucks rolled into Ukraine. Speaking at a conference with politicians and business...
  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats 1 week ago

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis urged the world on Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he sees as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a Fascist-era monument to soldiers killed in World War I. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in...
  • Polish president commemorates WWII in Germany September 10, 2014

    Berlin: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has commemorated the outbreak of World War II in a speech to the Germany parliament. Komorowski spoke at a ceremony Wednesday marking 75 years since Germany's attack on Poland on September 1, 1939. He recalled the incredible sufferings World War II brought to millions of people in...
  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study September 9, 2014

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists - Leo Tolstoy. The white-bearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Merkel : Germany no place for anti-Semitism September 6, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against anti-Semitism next week in Berlin where she will be speaking. Merkel said on Saturday that she will do everything possible to make sure anti-Semitism has no chance in Germany. Her remarks came after recent protests in...
  • IAF to commemorate 50 years of Indo-Pak War September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IAF has lined up several programmes to commemorate its role in the 1965 war with Pakistan. "The IAF is commemorating 50 years of 1965 Indo-Pak War by organising various events like seminars, photo exhibition and homage to martyrs. The contribution of our air veterans...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books, salutes...
  • Crisis with Russia close to full-scale war August 31, 2014

    Brussels: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday that his country is "close to the point of no return" and "point of no return is full-scale war". "I think that we are very close to the point of no return," Poroshenko said at a press conference at a European Union summit...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis August 29, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin, defiant as ever, compared Kiev's drive to regain control of...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan August 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • Local school safe haven for over 400 families in violence-torn Golaghat August 23, 2014

    Golaghat: After weeks of violence, the Golaghat area in Assam is battling an uneasy calm. A local school in the area has been house to over 400 families ever since the violence unleashed along the Assam-Nagaland border in an age-old border dispute. While women tend their infants on the floor...
  • German soldiers crying after seeing concentration camp videos and the red-smeared iceberg hours after the Titanic sank: 21 black-and-white photos from history you need to see August 18, 2014

    The iceberg that sank the Titanic and German soldiers reacting to videos of concentration camps - 21 photos from history that you need to see today. ...
  • Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war August 17, 2014

    Cairo: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: "Israel must...
  • Pakistan's 'denials' on terror not worthwhile: India August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday came down hard on Pakistan for its criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proxy war comments and asserted that terrorism was a "core concern" in bilateral ties and all means available will be used to deal with the challenge. In a strong reaction, the External Affairs...
  • Pakistan hits back at Narendra Modi, says his 'proxy-war' allegations baseless August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has come out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of the country engaging in a proxy war against India. "Pakistan rejects baseless allegations by Indian PM. Our Armed Forces ready to defend our borders and thwart every threat of aggression," said Pakistan Foreign Office Spokeswoman...
  • Barack Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89 August 12, 2014

    Chicago (US): US President Barack Obama's great-uncle, World War II veteran Charles T Payne, has died. Payne's wife of 50 years, Melanie, says her husband died on August 1 in Chicago of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 89. Payne helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp during the war, and he later became a...
  • New life for song dubbed 'viral hit of WWI' August 11, 2014

    London: A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" Now veterans, military families and serving soldiers have taken to the choir stands to give the...
  • Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea August 7, 2014

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror. The historic verdicts...
  • Gaza truce holds for 2nd day, diplomacy on to secure peace August 6, 2014

    Gaza/Cairo: Palestinians on Wednesday were still coming to terms with the scale of devastation in Gaza on the second day of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, even as the two sides engaged in Egypt-mediated diplomacy to put an end to a war that has claimed about 2,000 lives. Egyptian officials...
  • Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour Gaza ceasefire plan August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal meant to halt a bruising month-long war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be coming to an end. Still, both sides signaled a rough road...
  • India's Solomon Daniel killed in shelling in Libya August 4, 2014

    Thiruvanathapuram: An Indian national has been killed in Libya falling prey to the intense shelling taking place in the civil war-torn country. Solomon Daniel, a native of Kerala's Alappuzha, was killed on Sunday in Libya. Solomon's family said that he was to return to India on Wednesday but was killed on...
  • Ever wondered what a soldier carries in his backpack? 13 historic photos of how a soldier's kit changed from 1066 to 2014 August 4, 2014

    What did soldiers carry in their backpacks in the year 1066? A spoon, for sure. Sometimes a pewter and primitive forms of weapons - maces, axes and knives. Their tunic has undergone a sea change over the years. ...
  • Photos: A Belgian landscape shaped by war: 100 years after World War I, relics of bunkers and trenches dot this land August 3, 2014

    One hundred years on, World War I resonates across Belgium in countless monuments and cemeteries along with relics of long-abandoned bunkers and trenches that dot the landscape.Amid the random splattering of red poppies and often wild overgrowth, these relics are a poignant and constant reminder of what happened on Flanders...
  • Gaza conflict: Premature babies born due to stress of the conflict August 2, 2014

    Even as war continues new life is finding its way through. More and more babies are being born prematurely, due to the stress of the conflict. "We hope that his birth is a sign of good things, and the start of a new dawn," said a mother. ...
  • Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas unravels within hours August 1, 2014

    Gaza City (Gaza Strip): A three-day Gaza ceasefire that began on Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. The ceasefire, announced by the US and the UN...