Monday, Sep 01, 2014
Clashes resume in Islamabad as pressure mounts on Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to resign

Clashes resume in Islamabad as pressure mounts on Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to resign

The military showed support for democracy but also expressed displeasure over Saturday night’s violence.

Putin hopes 'common sense' will prevail over sanctions threat
Putin hopes 'common sense' will prevail over sanctions threat

The remarks came a day after European Union leaders gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions.

Ukraine talks should discuss immediate, ceasefire: Russia
Ukraine talks should discuss immediate, ceasefire: Russia

Representatives of Kiev, Moscow and the OSCE are to meet on Monday in Minsk.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy supporters chanted slogans and waved signs accusing China's central government of "breaking its promise".

Putin calls for talks on 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine

Russia has previously only called for greater rights under a decentralised federal system to be accorded to the eastern regions of Ukraine.

Australia to help anti-ISIL forces in Iraq: Tony Abbott

I certainly don't rule out further military involvement but I do rule out combat troops on the ground, said Abbott.

Pak military expresses serious concern over political crisis

The military showed support for democracy but also expressed displeasure over Saturday night's violence.

Pakistan's political crisis

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Pakistan's political crisis

Military action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane called the actions a coup attempt but Lesotho Defense Forces.

Over 300 injured in march towards Pak PM Nawaz Sharif's house

The situation was very tense in the capital as a number of demonstrators refused to budge from the protest site.

Iraq launches drive to break jihadist siege of Amerli

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah warned that the West would be the next Islamic State (IS) target unless swift action is taken.

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers escaped the hot zone overnight after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost.

Israel appropriates West Bank land for possible settlement use

Some 400 hectares in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon.

US conducts airstrikes in besieged Iraqi town

So far the US has conducted a total of 115 airstrikes across Iraq.

Quake alert: Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

Pakistan Meteorological Department official Mohammad Shahid said people felt the quake in Peshawar and Islamabad.

Aircraft crashes into Atlantic: NORAD

NORAD is in charge of maritime warning, aerospace warning and aerospace control for the neighboring nations.

6 killed in Taliban bomb attack on Afghan intel agency office

A pattern of bold offensives by militants has emerged across Afghanistan in recent weeks.

Lesotho PM Tom Thabane confirms coup, flees to South Africa in fear of life

Lesotho Prime Minister said, he has been removed from control not by the people but by the armed forces.

2 more charged for Indian man's murder in Singapore

Kumar was found motionless at an industrial estate after he was reportedly attacked.

Pak protesters march towards PM Sharif's house, one killed

Both Khan and Qadri have been demanding the ouster of Sharif with Khan alleging that last year's general election was rigged.

Pak showdown: Cleric Qadri issues 24-hour deadline for Nawaz Sharif to resign

Developments came after direct talks between the government and protesters failed to break the deadlock.

Taliban attack Afghan intelligence office, three killed

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down by a Russian missile

NATO estimates that at least 1,000 Russian soldiers are in Ukraine.

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, radio stations

A member from the govt insisted PM Tom Thabane's government was still in control and the premier was "fine".

Chelsea Clinton quits TV journalist job to focus on family

Clinton said that it has been a "privilege" for her to work at the network.

Ukraine, Afghanistan issues to dominate NATO Summit

Leaders of the NATO countries would respond to Russian actions in Ukraine by providing security assistance.

Threat of ISIS demands a global coalition: Kerry

Kerry said they will build a broad coalition and highlight the danger posed by foreign terrorist fighters.

United Nations says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Almost half of all Syrians have been forced to abandon their homes since the conflict began in March 2011.

Biden calls Iraq's PM-designate, discusses govt formation

Dr. Abadi reviewed with Biden his efforts to form a government prepared to address the needs of Iraqis.

American leadership was never more necessary than now: Barack Obama

Obama said people are feeling anxious these days 'if you watch' the nightly news.

America's top priority is to roll back gains made by ISIL: Obama

Obama said the Iraq's security forces needed help from the US and the international partners to succeed.

Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

Khan and Qadri had said they agreed to army chief's role as "mediator and guarantor'' in further talks with government.

New video shows ‘execution’ of 250 Syrian soldiers by ISIS

ISIS stormed Tabqa airbase on Sunday and said it had captured and killed soldiers and officers.

Lanka opens new detention centres for Pakistani, Afghan refugees

NHCR expressed dismay over Colombo's arrest and deportation of dozens of foreign asylum seekers by force.

Libya's interim government resigns under pressure

Announcement came three days after Libya's GNC named pro-Islamist figure Omar al-Hassi to form a "salvation govert'.

Forty-three UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights: UN

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said it was unclear which group had staged the attacks.

Vladimir Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs

Putin said that a lot of Ukrainian soldiers were fighting the insurgents 'against their will'.

'MH17 trial could be conducted either in Malaysia or ICJ'

Hishammuddin said the Russian ambassador to Malaysia had assured him about Moscow's commitment to a fair and transparent investigation.

Pak Army steps in to resolve stand-off

Pakistani police refused to register the murder case against Prime Minister Sharif and his brother.

Pakistan political drama nears end after army chief intervenes

After meeting Gen Sharif, Khan told his weary protesters that army has become "neutral umpire" in the crisis.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods bought online

Delivery drones are being worked on in Google X lab devoted to innovative new technologies.

3 dead in protests, Pakistan army meets, says won’t back off ‘playing its part’

Police fired tear gas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters outside the PM's residence.

America  

Defence Sec. Chuck Hagel said that "ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen".

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the beheading of Foley "represents a terrorist attack against our country".

Climate Change  

Over the past 6 years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead.

China's Xie Zhenhua said China should not be subject to the same rules for greenhouse gas emissions as the U S.

Europe  

The remarks came a day after European Union leaders gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions.

Authorities said today's eruptive fissure was longer than the previous one, and was extending north and south.

Asia Pacific  

The migrant workers turned violent at the factory run by a Malaysian firm JCY International.

Pope Francis said the quest for inter-Korean reconciliation was one that had implications for "the stability of the entire area".

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