Showing Archived Posts

Afghan Policewoman Kills American Adviser

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Afghan and NATO officials say a female Afghan police officer has killed an American civilian adviser in the capital. Authorities say the policewoman killed the U.S. adviser Monday inside Kabul’s heavily guarded police headquarters. Officials say she was arrested by Afghan forces after the incident. Media reports say the suspect is a policewoman named Nargis […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

Govt Air Strike ‘Kills 60’ as Peace Envoy Visits Syria

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Syrian activists say a government air strike on a bakery killed more than 60 people Sunday, even as international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi began another visit to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. The attack occurred in the rebel-controlled town of Halfaya in Hama province. If confirmed, it would be one of the deadliest […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Egypt Opposition Vows to Keep Fighting Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition says it will keep fighting an Islamist-backed constitution despite its apparent approval in a two-stage referendum. In a Cairo news conference Sunday, the National Salvation Front said it has asked electoral authorities to investigate irregularities in the referendum, which ended Saturday with voting in 17 of Egypt’s 27 provinces. Voting began […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Egypt Opposition to Challenge Apparent Passage of Constitutional Referendum

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition says it will challenge the outcome of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that appears to have won majority approval. The two-stage vote was marred by low turnout and accusations of widespread fraud. Speaking Sunday, members of the opposition National Salvation Front said they plan to file complaints about voting irregularities […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East

Police Clash with Rape Protesters

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Police in India’s capital Sunday used tear gas and water cannons for a second day on demonstrators who are demanding speedy action against the six detainees accused of a gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old female student. Sonia Gandhi, chief of the ruling Congress party, emerged from her residence after midnight to talk to […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Police Clash with Rape Protesters

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Police in India’s capital Sunday used tear gas and water cannons for a second day on demonstrators who are demanding speedy action against the six detainees accused of a gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old female student. Sonia Ghandi, chief of the ruling Congress party, emerged from her residence after midnight to talk to […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Muslim Brotherhood: Egypt Constitution Approved

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood says voters have approved the country’s new controversial constitution. The Brotherhood said more than 71 percent of the voters cast a “yes” ballot for the charter on Saturday, bringing the two-day total to about 64 percent. The Muslim Brotherhood, the former party of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, supports the new constitution. […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East

Candlelight Vigil Held for India Gang Rape Victim

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Title: INDIA PROTEST 1st UPD – V HEAD: Candlelight Vigil Held for India Gang Rape Victim DATE: 12/22/2012 PUBLISHED AT: Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:34:27 PM NUMBER: 3873884 AUDIO: VIDEO: ATTACHED BELOW WEB: TYPE: CN )) Protesters in India’s capital have held a candlelight vigil Saturday for a 23-year-old female student who was gang raped. […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Polls Close in Egyptian Referendum on Constitution

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The polls have closed in Egypt in the second and final round of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. About 25 million Egyptians were eligible to cast ballots Saturday. Election officials extended the voting to 11 p.m. local time, as they did in the first round of […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East

Death Toll Rises in Kenya Tribal Attacks

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Authorities in Kenya say the death toll from new tribal clashes in the southeastern Tana River region has risen to 45. A local police official says the clashes started before dawn Friday, when a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people. The Kenya Red Cross […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Africa

Calendar

December 2022
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Archives

Categories