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Israeli Military Kill Palestinian Woman near Gaza Border: Hospital

Gaza - The Israeli military shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the Gaza Strip in an area near the border that Israel has declared a no-go zone for Palestinians, local hospital officials said on Saturday. Gaza residents said it was not clear why 50-year-old Amna Qdaih, who they said suffered from a mental illness, was near the security fence that runs between Israel and Gaza. Asked about the report, an I ...

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Ukraine Says Russia Has Sent in Troops, Obama Appeals to Putin

Kiev - Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of additional troops to the southern Crimea region, which has a majority ethnic Russian population, and said it had placed its military in the region on high alert. Russia said unidentified gunmen sent by Kiev had attempted overnight to seize the Crimea region's Interior Ministry offices and that people had been wounded in the attack. It accused ...

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Bangkok Boating Park Becomes Focus of Thai Protests

Bangkok - A green oasis in downtown Bangkok was slowly beginning to resemble a tent city on Saturday, a day after anti-government protesters said they would clear camps blocking key intersections and congregate in the park instead. The protesters have blocked some streets since mid-January in their bid to push out Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and eradicate the influence of her brother, ex-premier Thak ...

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Jailed Venezuela Protest Leader Mocks Maduro’s Talks

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and violence that have killed at least 17 people. Maduro, 51, seems to have weathered the worst of an explosion of protests against his socialist government that exposed deep discontent with economic problems and brough ...

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National Economic Gathering Held In Kabul

Kabul (BNA) -  Afghanistan national economical gathering was held yesterday in Kabul. BNA correspondent reported, the gathering held by Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries and participation of a number of traders, investors and economists of the country and existing challenges in private sector and solutions were analyzed and reviewed. In the gathering, head of ACCI spoke and said, “Results of t ...

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Afghanistan Claim Historic Victory 0ver Bangladesh

Game five of the Asia Cup 2014 saw Afghanistan make history with their first ever One-Day International victory over a Test-playing side, beating Bangladesh by 32 runs in Fatullah. And Bangladesh can have no complaints as after putting themselves in a strong position with the ball early on, they were outplayed by Afghanistan. The Afghans recovered from being 90 for five to post 254 for six thanks to half-ce ...

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US, Afghan Forces Ransack Radio Office in Logar

PUL-I-ALAM - A joint Afghan-US security force raided a radio station in central Logar province, torturing its employees and damaging equipment, the station employees claimed on Saturday. Qazi Nasir Mudassir, the Milli Paigham Radio station in-charge, told Pajhwok Afghan News the joint forces forcibly entered the station around 11am on Friday and detained him along with two others colleagues before being rel ...

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Taliban Deny Killing Turkmen Border Guards

KABUL - Expressing grief over the killing of Turkmenistan border security forces, Taliban on Saturday vehemently denied their involvement in the incident. The latest killing of border police took place on Wednesday night when the militants crossed the border into Turkmenistan from the Maqur district, the governor’s spokesman, Mirwais Mirzakwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News. Another two Turkmen border policemen ...

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Afghan Forces Launch Massive Military Operation in Baghlan

Baghlan - Afghan forces have launched a military operation in northern Baghlan province to clear insurgents before the holding of the April elections, local officials said on Saturday. The military operation began in Dushi district of the province and very soon the operation will begin in other parts of the province, said Gen. Aminullah Amarkhil, Provincial Police Chief. He believes with the launch of the o ...

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Zero Option: Dobbins Warns of Widespread Chaos

WASHINGTON - US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins warned on Friday of widespread violence and rapid political disintegration in Afghanistan if the US and NATO opted to a full withdrawal. “In the absence of a continued train, advise, and assist US and NATO military mission, Afghanistan’s descent to more widespread violence and political disintegration is likely to be much more ...

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