Civil war

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum risks 'civil war'

Turkey warned on Wednesday that plans by the leadership in Iraq`s autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence could lead to civil war, in Ankara`s strongest warning yet against next month`s poll.

Aug 16, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Chemical weapons watchdog says sarin used in April attack in Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog says sarin used in April attack in Syria

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog said the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people, a report from a fact-finding team seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.

Jun 30, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

Deadlocked Syria talks ''hostage'' to international interests: Opposition

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday he hoped to reconvene peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva in July.

Jun 16, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

South Sudan rebels say they carried out deadly road ambush

Gabriel claimed the ambush destroyed four military vehicles and nine private ones and killed more than 40 people including civilians "caught in crossfire".
 

Jun 09, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Donald Trump faces backlash for questioning American Civil War

Donald Trump faces backlash for questioning American Civil War

US President Donald Trump has expressed confusion in an interview published on Monday as to why the civil war had taken place.

May 02, 2017, 08:57 AM IST

US strike on one Syria airbase 'not enough': Rebel group

A leading rebel group said a US strike against a Syrian airbase on Friday was "not enough," urging further action after Washington`s first operation against the regime in the six-year civil war.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

US military says 33 civilians killed in Afghanistan operation

The US military said on Thursday that 33 civilians were killed during a joint operation in northern Afghanistan last year, as it released details of its investigation into the incident.

Jan 12, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo, Syria

The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city`s rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad.

Dec 10, 2016, 07:19 AM IST
Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

The military airdropped leaflets with a picture of a green coach like those used in the past to transport civilians and rebels from areas retaken by the government.

Nov 22, 2016, 21:19 PM IST
Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2

Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2

The deployment of 350 soldiers is in line with Japanese security legislation to expand the military`s role overseas. 

Nov 21, 2016, 17:33 PM IST

South Sudan says rebels kill 21 civilians in ambush

Rebels attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, the government said, as violence between rival forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president risks dragging the country back into civil war.

Oct 10, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

Both sides in Colombia talks committed to dialogue: US official

Both the Colombian government and Marxist rebels are committed to dialogue to reach agreement to end the country`s 52-year-long civil war despite voters` rejection of a peace deal, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

Oct 06, 2016, 02:48 AM IST

Spain`s Socialists on brink of `civil war`

Spain`s Socialist Party was on the verge of "civil war" Thursday after half its leadership staged a coup, in what could turn out to be good news for those desperate to end the country`s political deadlock.

Sep 30, 2016, 03:09 AM IST

Colombia announces historic peace pact

After nearly four years of negotiations in Cuba, the two sides announced a final deal, which President Juan Manuel Santos said would be put to a decisive referendum on October 2.

Aug 25, 2016, 07:44 AM IST

Ceasefire holds for second day in South Sudan capital

A ceasefire in South Sudan`s capital appeared to hold for a second straight day after an intense fighting.

Jul 13, 2016, 14:23 PM IST

Syria opposition warns of Aleppo starvation amid siege fears

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in rebel-held areas of Aleppo risk starvation.

Jul 12, 2016, 20:45 PM IST

Syrian army extends ceasefire for 72 hours

The Syrian army extended an ongoing ceasefire in the country for an additional 72 hours, officials said.

Jul 12, 2016, 08:34 AM IST
U.N. Security Council to meet Sunday on South Sudan - diplomats

U.N. Security Council to meet Sunday on South Sudan - diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Sunday at the request of the United States to discuss new fighting in Juba.

Jul 11, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

Five soldiers killed in S Sudan clashes

Five soldiers have been killed in a shootout in South Sudan's capital Juba.

Jul 08, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

7 years after war's end, Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace

Tamil rebels demanding self-rule fought the government from 1983 to 2009 before being crushed by Sri Lanka's army.

Jun 05, 2016, 05:20 AM IST