Afghan civilian death toll up so far this year: UN

The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 per cent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, the UN said today.

Civilian killed, two Army personnel critically injured in Assam encounter

A person was killed and two Army personnel were injured during an encounter with NDFB(S) militants in Kokrajhar district, officials said.

Pakistan says civilian killed in firing on border

Pakistan on Saturday said a civilian was killed and two others were injured in alleged "unprovoked firing" across the border by the Border Security Force.

India`s civilian aircraft plan expected to get nod

India`s dream project of building mid-size civilian aircraft is expected to get a nod tomorrow at a high-level meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss measures to boost the manufacturing sector.

380 Navy officers, sailors to be deployed at Vizag base

Defence Ministry has approved the deployment of more than 380 officers and sailors of the Navy at its base in Vishakhapatnam for enabling round-the-clock operations at the military and civilian airport there.

Violence feared after Nigerian cops kill civilians

The killing of a civilian by the
police has sparked fears of sectarian and religious violence.

Slain Lashkar `terrorist` a civilian: Sources

A man gunned down by the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, who claimed he was a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander, has been identified as a mentally unstable civilian, Army sources said on Monday.

Pak: 6 troops indicted over killing of civilian

Members of Pakistan`s Rangers paramilitary force were caught on camera killing Sarfaraz Shah.

11 killed in Afghan attack

Taliban fired four rounds of mortar on civilians in Kunar province.

757 civilians killed in Syria: Rights groups

A Syrian human rights group says 757 civilians have been killed in uprisings.

New SoP to tackle civilian protests in J&K

A set of new guidelines has been
framed for the security forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir
to handle civilian protests by using non-lethal weapons.

Tensions rise over Afghan civilian deaths

A probe into claims that
international troops killed scores of civilians in northeast
Afghanistan escalated into a feud today between President
Hamid Karzai and senior US military officials.

`Tension between Pak civilian, military leadership to continue`

James R Clapper underlines tension between Pak civilian, military leadership.

One man gunned down by suspected pro-Maoists in Bengal

The bullet-riddled body of a man suspected to have been killed by the pro-Maoist Peoples` Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) was found in Lalgarh in West Midnapore district Tuesday.

Civilian aircraft to be hired for NSG training

In order to hone their skills in counter-hijack and anti-terror operations, NSG commandos will carry out mock drills on specially-hired civilian aeroplanes for airborne training.

Civilian trial of Gitmo detainee proceeds

After a US district court judge
rejected a key witness of the prosecution, the first trial of
a Guantanamo Bay detainee in a civilian court began on Wednesday.

Civilian working for peacekeepers abducted in Darfur: UN

A civilian with the joint UN-
African Union UNAMID peacekeeping force was kidnapped by gunmen in Sudan`s El Fasher in Darfur as a UN Security Council delegation visited the town, UN officials said.

Civilian casualties spike in Afghanistan

Civilian casualties have
shot up in Afghanistan, with the first half of the year
witnessing 3,268 cases of civilians being killed or injured,
31 per cent more against the same period last year.

Petraeus issues new rules to avoid civilian casualties in Afghan

General David Petraeus has
issued new rules to troops in Afghanistan, telling them to
"redouble" efforts to avoid civilian deaths -- seen as a
crucial issue in winning the increasingly unpopular war.

Afghan civilian deaths rise, but NATO kills fewer

Escalating violence in Afghanistan is now the worst since the early months of the nearly 9-year-old war, killing 1,074 civilians so far this year.