civil war

Assad’s sister flees Syria : Report


September 19th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sister has fled the country along with her children to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya reported Wednesday citing an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mob in Guatemala kills man who murdered two kids


September 13th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A man who walked into a school in the northern Guatemalan village of Tactic and murdered two children was killed by teachers and locals, media ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

115 killed in Syria: Report


September 6th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) An anti-government organisation has claimed the Syrian military Wednesday killed at least 115 people in a massacre in Aleppo province.The Syrian Local Coordination Committees, an umbrella ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed


September 5th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Around 5,000 people died in Syria's civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago, according to opposition activist groups.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Syria awaits next step’s details from UN: deputy FM


August 24th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 23 (IANS) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said Thursday that his country is expecting news from the UN secretariat about the next step's details after the expiry ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sri Lanka tells troops to remain alert


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has urged its security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to destabilise the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Putin speaks out on Syria settlement plan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday articulated his plan for a peaceful settlement to the civil conflict in Syria."We believe that the course of action should ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama bans Somalia charcoal import


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tamil Tiger held at Sri Lankan airport


July 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan police Wednesday said they have arrested a wanted Tamil Tiger rebel as he attempted to return to the island nation from Qatar, Xinhua reported.Police ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Still time to avoid civil war in Syria, says Hollande


July 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has said there is still time to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoid a civil war in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Syria denies facing ‘Civil War’


June 14th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria is not witnessing a "civil war" but a struggle to uproot the "plague of terrorism, abduction and payment of ransoms, aggressions and explosions", the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Don’t become US ally, CPI-M tells government


June 11th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government not to get into any strategic relationship with the US, "and firmly turn down any such role in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia’s Syria policy could lead to civil war: Clinton


June 1st, 2012 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Russia that its refusal to sanction UN action against Syria could see the outbreak of a civil war ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief released from jail


May 21st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was formally freed from prison Monday following a presidential pardon.Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka, who ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE group conducts 500 eye surgeries in Somalia


May 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) An international team of ophthalmologists, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Authority, have conducted eye surgeries for over 500 Somali patients.The RCA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China opens counter-espionage museum


May 10th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China Thursday opened a museum to showcase its counter-espionage history.The museum dedicated to China's national security efforts was opened in Xibaipo, a Hebei province village that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia lifts embargo on arms supplies to Libya


May 8th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lifted an embargo on the arms supplies to Libya, according to an official legal information portal.Dmitry Medvedev, the outgoing president, signed the decree ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sri Lanka arrests over 36,400 army deserters


May 7th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has arrested over 36,400 soldiers who had deserted the army following the end of a three-decade-long civil war with the Tamil Tigers, a military ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sri Lanka has more mobile phones per person


May 1st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 1 (IANS) The mobile telephone users in Sri Lanka have increased rapidly over the year 2011 with more than 105 telephone connections for 100 people, authorities said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia to ensure its two nationals’ return from Libya


May 1st, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will spare no effort to ensure return of Russian nationals detained in Libya, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday."We will continue our efforts so ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN finds human rights violations by Syria opposition


April 19th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A UN commission has found serious human rights violations committed by Syria's opposition movement, a Russian minister has said."The chair of the Independent International Commission ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Trinamool minister backtracks on ‘boycott Marxists’ remark (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Under severe criticism for asking Trinamool supporters to 'socially boycott' CPI-M, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick Tuesday backtracked and alleged that his statement has been ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 500,000 seek Spanish citizenship


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 2 (IANS/EFE) A total of 503,439 people, most of them in Latin America, have requested Spanish nationality by virtue of a law according to which the descendants of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia says Annan’s mission offers last chance to Syria


March 25th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Sunday told UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan that his mission may be the last chance for Syria to avoid a civil war.... Read more...

Posted in World |

Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India to vote against Sri Lanka: PM


March 19th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government was "intending" to vote in favour of the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sri Lankans protest Prabhakaran video


March 13th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) A large number of Sri Lankans Tuesday marched through the capital's streets shouting anti-US slogans and protesting a Channel 4 video about the death of LTTE ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain looks forward to working with Russia


March 7th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Britain "looks forward to working with the Russian government" on improving bilateral ties, following Vladimir Putin's win in the presidential election, Foreign Secretary William Hague ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Don’t support Sri Lanka at UNHRC, Jayalalithaa urges PM


March 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Tuesday termed India's support to Sri Lanka at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) untenable and demanded support for the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India should be worried over Maldives turmoil: Expert


February 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India "should be worried" over the quick-paced developments in the Maldives that saw the president quit and violence spread across the country, said an expert ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CPI-M denounces India’s Syria vote


February 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday denounced India's vote for a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria and called for diplomatic efforts to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shoe hurled at Rahul in Uttarakhand, Congress demands probe (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A shoe was hurled at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while he was addressing an election rally near Uttarakhand capital Dehradun Monday. The shoe fell ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Shoe hurled at Rahul in Uttarakhand rally; Congress demands probe


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A shoe was hurled at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by a man while he was addressing an election rally near the Uttarakhand state capital ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Guatemalan judge escapes assassination attempt


December 31st, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) A judge in Guatemala who is presiding over many cases related to human rights violations by security forces, was wounded when assailants shot at his ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Minority quota a poll stunt: BJP


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday dubbed as a pre-poll stunt the government's move providing 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within the 27 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe