You Are Here: Home » World (Page 5)

Kenya Governor Tried Over Lamu Massacres

The governor of Kenya's coastal region of Lamu has appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres, with the prosecution requesting more time to complete investigations. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu county was arrested in connection with last month's killings in the town of Mpeketoni and nearby villages, which were claimed by the Somali armed group al-Shabab, but blamed by the government o ...

Read more

Cambodian Opposition Figures Charged

Five opposition MPs-elect and an activist have been charged with sparking violent clashes between opposition-led protesters and city security guards outside the capital’s Freedom Park. Both sides accused the other of setting off pitched-battles on Tuesday, after nearly a year of political deadlock between the ruling-Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the opposition's Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). P ...

Read more

Dutch Held Liable For Some Srebrenica Deaths

A court has cleared the Netherlands of liability in the deaths of most of the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims slain in the Srebrenica massacre, but says it has to compensate the families of more than 300 men. The court ruled that the Dutch state was responsible for the deaths of those 300 victims in the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. The ruling on Wednesday came after relatives of the victims lau ...

Read more

Life Sentences For Egypt Sexual Assaults

An Egyptian court has sentenced seven men to life imprisonment for sexually harassing and attacking women during a number of public rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Wednesday verdicts are the first such heavy sentences against perpetrators of sexual violence after the government's decision to toughen penalties. The charges included attempted rape, attempted murder and torture. The judge sentenced the seven ...

Read more

Forty-Three People Killed In China Highway Collision

Forty-three people were killed in a collision between a bus and a van carrying flammable liquids in southern China, state media reported on Saturday. The crash in Hunan province happened in the early hours of Saturday when the van drove into the back of the passenger coach, triggering a fire and explosion, the official Xinhua news agency said. Six people were injured, including four with severe burns. Five ...

Read more

Pakistan Condemns US Drone Strike In Northern Region

The government of Pakistan condemned the incident of a US drone strike that took place near the Miranshah area in North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan during the early hours of Saturday, which led to many causalities, said the Foreign Office. In a press release by the Foreign Office, it said, "Pakistan regards such strikes as a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity," adding ...

Read more

2 Killed, 5 Injured As Police Open Fire On Protesters

Two persons were killed and five others injured today when police opened fire on a mob which was protesting against alleged misbehaviour by men in uniform against women during a search operation in Bihar's Aurangabad district. Zonal Inspector General (IG) Kundan Krishnan said a woman and a 12-year-old boy were killed in the incident which took place at the Madanpur Block headquarters. The identities of the ...

Read more

Dunford Calls For Keeping Pakistan Engaged

Gen Joseph Dunford, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has called for continued engagement with Pakistan as the only option to seek its help in resolving the Afghan crisis, even as he told American lawmakers after 2104 Washington could reframe its relationship with Islamabad. “I don't think any of us have an easy answer to Pakistan, other than continued engagement and engagement based on su ...

Read more

PAKISTANI JOURNALIST GETS FOUR-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR “ENTERING AFGHANISTAN ILLEGALLY”

JALALABAD: An Afghan court has sentenced a Pakistani journalist to four years in jail for "contacting terrorists", officials said Wednesday. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with the ARY news channel, was arrested in April by Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan after contacting the Pakistani Taliban. "We have found photos of him showing him with a gun among terrorists," Wafi ...

Read more

Pak Militant Group Swears Allegiance To Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Little known outfit Tehreek-e-Khilafat, which has claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in Karachi, has pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and vowed to raise the Islamic State's flag in South Asia, the Telegraph reported. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, declared himself as Caliph and renamed the ISIS as Islamic State. "Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shall c ...

Read more

Two Killed By Lightning As Rains Lash Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Two people were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since yesterday. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y B Singh said. He said that assistance of Rs. 1.5 Lakh would be ...

Read more

Anti-Israel Rally Staged In Nangarhar

Civil society activists staged a rally on Sunday, condemning Israeli attacks on Palestinian territory and urging the international community to take immediate steps to deescalate the tension. Over the past week, more than 150 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and hundreds wounded in uninterrupted bombardment of Ghaza Strip by Israeli forces. Dozens of civil society activists took to th ...

Read more

No deal with Musharraf, says Farhatullah Babar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)spokesman Farhatullah Babar has dismissed claims by Yousaf Raza Gillani stating that there was no deal with former president Pervez Musharraf to resign. Babar said Muhsrraf had resigned and made a decision to leave Pakistan out of fear that he would be impeached. The PPP spokesman said Asif Ali Zardari had formed a team to prepare Musharraf’s impeachment documents whic ...

Read more

India finance secretary defends 4.1 pct fiscal deficit target

India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on Thursday unveiled a budget that focused on attracting investment rather than reining in spending, in order to balance ...

Read more

Four ISAF Soldiers Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died as a "result of an enemy forces attack" in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, according to a statement released by ISAF. ISAF did not provide details about the exact location of the incident and the nationality of the soldiers. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the four ISAF personnel were killed in a suicide attack in Parwan province, nort ...

Read more

Tajikistan, Russia discuss ways of countering threats emanating from Afghanistan

July 10, 2014, Asia-Plus – Issues related to cooperation between the defense ministries of Tajikistan and Russia were a major topic of a meeting of Tajik Ambassador to Russia Imomuddin Sattorov with Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly Antonov that took place in Moscow yesterday. “The sides also discussed the current military and political situation in Central Asia against the backcloth of upcoming wi ...

Read more

Wait for final results, Russia asks candidates

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, commenting on the Afghanistan election, said in current circumstances both president candidates should wait for a thorough check of the voting results scheduled for July 22. “We call on both candidates to wait for a thorough check of the voting results which are to be announced on the 22nd of July,” a statement from the ministry in Moscow said. On J ...

Read more

Rasmussen wants security pacts signed by Sept.

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during a meeting at the White House. “They spoke about Afghanistan and planning for NATO’s non-combat, post-2014 mission,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after the meeting between Obama and Rasmussen. Following the meeting, Rasmussen told journalists ...

Read more

Obama Calls For Calm In Disputed Afghan Vote

US President Barack Obama has spoken with Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah and rival Ashraf Ghani to urge calm and to call for a review of fraud charges in that country's election, the White House said. The White House said Obama told both candidates that the US expects fraud allegations to be thoroughly reviewed, urging the two men to seek a resolution that does not undermine Afghanistan's f ...

Read more

President Obama Warns Afghan Candidates

President Obama has intervened in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election urging the two candidates to shun violent or extra-constitutional means or face a cut-off of U.S. assistance. U.S. officials, while acknowledging serious fraud allegations, are calling for quick implementation of auditing measures to pave the way for a new, legitimate government and a post-NATO bilateral security agreement. Obama ...

Read more

Copyright © 2014 The Afghanistan Express Daily - All Rights Reserved.

Scroll to top