Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia. 

Sep 17, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

Philippine leader to hunt down Maoist rebels after scrapping talks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerrillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from Islamist rebels.

Jul 21, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in Northwest

Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in Northwest

Officials say Rohingya insurgents are behind this and a slew of killings in the area that has been racked by violence in recent months, with security forces accused of committing atrocities against civilians.

Jul 20, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul, US pledges more support

Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul`s Islamic State-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said.

Mar 21, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

Saudi soldier killed in cross-border firefight near Yemen border

A Saudi soldier was killed in a cross-border firefight with Yemeni rebels, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Dec 25, 2016, 13:08 PM IST

Eleven policemen killed in Taliban attacks in northern Afghan

At least nine policemen were killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, while another two were killed in the east, security officials said today.

Aug 14, 2016, 19:35 PM IST

Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shiites in northern city

Nigeria's army killed 349 people from the minority Shiite Muslim sect last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded in a report.

Aug 01, 2016, 20:03 PM IST