Syrian government shelling kills more than 20

January 12, 2014 7:05 pm
Syrian government shelling kills more than 20

The Asian Mail, Dhaka: Syrian activists say government shelling has killed more than 20 people in the central city of Homs. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that the number is expected rise because dozens of people were critically wounded in the shelling of the rebel-held Waer […]

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Nuclear talks show US enmity: Khamenei

January 9, 2014 4:29 pm
Nuclear talks show US enmity: Khamenei

He was speaking hours before the resumption of talks in Geneva. “We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the United States) to deter its evil,” Khamenei told a gathering, reported by the official IRNA news agency. “The […]

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Russia again blocks UN Security Council

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Russia again blocks UN Security Council

Russia, a staunch Assad ally, opposed a similar statement on December 19 that would have condemned attacks by Syrian government troops on civilians. Russia, joined by China, has also vetoed three Security Council resolutions that would have condemned Assad’s government and threatened it with sanctions. The council could not reach […]

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Thai anti-government protesters march

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Thai anti-government protesters march

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called an election for February 2 but the protesters, aware she would probably win on the back of support in the rural north and northeast, want her to step down and be replaced by an appointed “people’s council” to push through electoral reforms. The […]

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US judge denies request for delay in Indian diplomat case

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US judge denies request for delay in Indian diplomat case

In an order issued on Wednesday, US Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in Manhattan refused to extend the January 13 deadline by which a preliminary hearing must be held or an indictment filed in the case. In asking Netburn on Monday to extend the deadline, Khobragade’s lawyer, Daniel Arshack, said it […]

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