sectarian violence

Gunmen execute 10 road workers in southwest Pakistan


September 15th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by BNO News
QUETTA, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A group of gunmen attacked workers along a road in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday before executing ten of them, police said on Friday. A previously unknown militant ... Read more...

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UN Security Council strongly condemns wave of attacks in Iraq


September 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) on late Tuesday strongly condemned a wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq over the weekend that ... Read more...

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Stop the terrorists, Pakistan tells Kabul


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has told the Afghan government to stop terrorists from entering Pakistan, a media report said Sunday.Stressing that terrorists had again started ... Read more...

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9 killed in wave of sectarian violence in Quetta


September 1st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and a dozen others injured in a wave of sectarian violence that hit Quetta city, the provincial capital of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Promote tolerance, repulse extremism: Zardari


August 20th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have called on the people to reject "extremist trends" and "negative propaganda of misguided elements" ... Read more...

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UAE calls for end of Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to help end the sectarian violence in Myanmar.The UAE is "deeply concerned" about the ethnic violence in ... Read more...

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13 more die in fresh Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 13 people have died in Myanmar in fresh sectarian violence, an official said Saturday.The violence erupted five days ago in the Kyauktaw township of ... Read more...

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Government sends team of doctors to violence-hit Assam


July 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The central government Friday airlifted doctors and para-medics to provide medical help to hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced and are ... Read more...

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Peace plan not implemented in Syria: Annan


June 8th, 2012 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, has said that his six-point peace plan to end the Middle East country's 16-month ... Read more...

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US issues alert for its people in Pakistan


April 26th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad Thursday issued a security alert for its staff and American citizens to take precautions for next two weeks, but did not ... Read more...

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14 dead in Pakistan violence (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) At least 14 people were Tuesday killed in sectarian violence in Pakistan.Ten bus passengers, believed to be Shia Muslims, were shot dead in Bonar Das area ... Read more...

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Dialogue important for peace in Baltistan: Malik


March 10th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has stressed the importance of dialogue to solve the deteriorating law and order situation in Gilgit- Baltistan, the Dawn News reported.Malik ... Read more...

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US House resolution asks Gujarat to restore religious freedom


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) To mark the 10th anniversary of Gujarat communal riots, a Democrat lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging the state government ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to punish killers of Hindus in Sindh


November 10th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Condemning all violence directed at religious, ethnic and other minorities, the United States has asked Pakistan to bring to justice those involved in gunning down three ... Read more...

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With bitterness and longing - remembering victims of 1984


October 31st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Twenty-seven years since Indira Gandhi was assassinated, 27 years since 2,700 Sikhs were killed in the capital in the terrible aftermath. As a host of ... Read more...

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Pakistan moves against Shia killers, 70 held


October 5th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have raided several places in Quetta city and arrested over 70 people in connection with the gunning down of at least 40 Shia ... Read more...

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Despite grand show, few takers for Modi as future PM


September 19th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi might be eyeing the big seat with his three-day 'sadhbhavna' fast that ended Monday, but there are few takers ... Read more...

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22 Shias killed in Iraq bus attack


September 13th, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 13 (IANS) Twenty-two Shia Muslims on board a bus were shot dead by gunmen in western Iraq, Xinhua reported.The attackers stopped the bus that was travelling from Syria ... Read more...

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Pakistanis gear up for Independence Day


August 13th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding the unending terror attacks and sectarian violence across their country, Pakistanis are eagerly waiting to celebrate independence day Sunday.Shops and marketplaces were Saturday bustling ... Read more...

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Gunmen attack pilgrims in western Pakistan, 7 killed


July 29th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
QUETTA, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed after a group of gunmen stormed a transportation company in western Pakistan, local media reported Friday.The attack occurred against a group ... Read more...

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Congress slams Modi for destroying 2002 riot documents


June 30th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Congress said Thursday that the Gujarat government had deliberately destroyed intelligence records related to the 2002 riots in the state."It is astounding that ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch urges Nigeria’s new president to take concrete steps to address problems


May 30th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to take immediate and concrete steps to address problems such as violence, corruption, and impunity.Jonathan took the ... Read more...

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Nine die in Egyptian sectarian violence (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 8 (IANS) Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has called an emergency cabinet meeting following sectarian clashes in Cairo that left nine people dead, Xinhua reported.Apart from the dead, ... Read more...

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Militants kill 8 and kidnap several others in northwest Pakistan


March 25th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Pakistani militants attacked a convoy carrying Shia Muslims, killing eight and kidnapping several others in the northwestern part of the country, local media reported Friday.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Eight people killed in suspected sectarian violence in northwest Pakistan


March 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): At least eight people have been killed and fifteen others abducted as gunmen attacked vehicles carrying Shia Muslims through a volatile northwest Pakistan district on Friday, according to officials.Some ... Read more...

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Election victory cannot wipe away any crime: Sushma


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Citing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 sectarian violence in Gujarat, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was rewriting ... Read more...

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Pashupatinath wins first battle against new Nepal government


February 10th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) As Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday succeeded in swearing in a mini cabinet amidst his allies, the Maoists, refusing to join his government, the new ... Read more...

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Iraq moves to ban toy guns to protect kids


January 1st, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) The Iraqi health ministry has urged the government to ban the sale of toy guns in the country as "they make it easier for a child to make ... Read more...

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Toll in Nigeria blasts reaches 80


December 28th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 27 (IANS) The toll in the Christmas eve bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's restive Jos city has reached at least 80, the authorities said Monday.According to Xinhua, the number of ... Read more...

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Bomb blasts, church attacks kill 29 in Nigeria (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Abuja/Lagos, Dec 25 (IANS) Twenty-nine people were killed in a series of bomb blasts and attacks on churches in Nigeria on Christmas eve, officials said Saturday.According to Xinhua, at least 23 people ... Read more...

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23 killed in Nigeria blasts (Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 25 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's restive Jos city on the Christmas eve, a local hospital official said Saturday.Another ... Read more...

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US cable praises India’s secular society


December 18th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Dec 18 (IANS) A diplomatic cable sent by the US embassy here to Washington says America can learn a lot from the Indians' tolerance for all faiths, according to whistleblowing ... Read more...

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Karachi CID building attack underscores Pak jihadi groups’ capability to “strike at will”


November 12th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attack on Karachi's Crime Investigation Department compound not only underscores the ties between jihadi groups in Pakistan's biggest metropolis and Al Qaeda and ... Read more...

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Iran doesn’t need nuclear weapons: Pak FM


October 19th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Pakistan has said Iran has no justification for pursuing nuclear weapons, and that it should embrace overtures from the United States.Strongly criticizing Iran's controversial nuclear program, Pakistan ... Read more...

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Muslims offer special prayers for favourable verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case


September 25th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Padmanabhan SubramaniamFaizabad, Sep. 25 (ANI): Members of the Muslim community here offered special prayers for a favourable verdict on Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.This special congregation on the occasion of Friday prayers was ... Read more...

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