War & Conflicts News

EU alarmed by Russian troop plans for Georgian conflict zone

RIA Novosti, MOSCOW: The European Union's foreign policy chief has warned Russia that its decision to send more peacekeepers to a Georgian breakaway region could prove counterproductive. Russia's Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday it would expand its peacekeeping contingent in […]


Sri Lanka strikes back with air attacks as losses mount

Agence France-Presse, COLOMBO: Sri Lanka carried out retaliatory air strikes against Tamil rebels Thursday, a day after intense artillery battles left hundreds killed or wounded, according to officials on both sides.   Military jets pounded a suspected hideout of the […]


Over 200 slain in Sri Lanka's bloodiest battle in 18 months

Agence France-Presse, COLOMBO: Tamil rebels killed at least 100 Sri Lankan soldiers in the nation's bloodiest battle in 18 months on Wednesday, the separatists said, as the military claimed more than 100 rebels died in the fighting.   The Tamil […]


Pakistan drafts peace deal with militants: officials

Agence France-Presse, PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan's new government has drafted a peace agreement with Taliban militants in its troubled tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, officials and a rebel spokesman said Wednesday.   The government launched talks with the Islamist rebels soon after […]


Spain appeals to NATO, US to help end Somali hostage crisis

Agence France-Presse, MADRID: Spain appealed to France, the United States and NATO on Monday for help in ending a crisis sparked when pirates seized 26 crew members of a Spanish fishing boat off the Somali coast.   The defence ministry […]


US commanders sought authority to attack inside Pakistan: report

Agence France-Presse, Washington: US military commanders operating in Afghanistan have sought permission to attack Pakistani militants hiding in tribal areas inside Pakistan, but so far have been denied it because of diplomatic considerations, The New York Times reported on its […]


Weekend death toll hits 47 in Mogadishu fighting

Agence France-Presse, MOGADISHU: At least 29 people were killed Sunday in the heaviest clashes to rock Mogadishu in two months, bringing to 47 the death toll for two days of fighting between Ethiopian-backed Somali forces and Islamist insurgents.   The […]


Israeli troops may have targeted Gaza newsman: watchdog

Agence France-Presse, JERUSALEM: A Palestinian cameraman killed by tank fire in the Gaza Strip along with five other civilians this week may have been deliberately targeted by Israeli forces, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.   The group said its […]


4,000th US Military Casualty Marked as Symbolic Moment of Iraq War

Voice of America News, PENTAGON: When a roadside bomb killed four American soldiers in Baghdad Sunday night it brought the U.S. military death toll in Iraq to 4,000. It was a symbolic moment, particularly coming during a period of reduced […]


 
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