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Turkey detains 55 more air force pilots: NTV

Turkey detains 55 more air force pilots: NTV

 Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 55 more air force pilots on Wednesday, broadcaster NTV and other media reported, as part of an ongoing crackdown following a failed coup in July.

13 militants killed in Tajikistan crackdown

Thirteen militants were killed by Tajikistan security forces on Saturday, the government said, a day after 22 people died in bloodshed blamed on a former deputy minister.

Britain defends invite to Egypt's Sisi after Morsi death sentence

The British government on Thursday defended its plan to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to visit, saying it was important to engage with countries and to raise "matters of concern".

US expresses concern over crackdown on global NGOs in Pak

 The United States today expressed concern over Pakistan Government's crackdown on international charitable organisations and appealed it to standardise and streamline a transparent process that will allow global NGOs to work legally in the country.

French airport police detain 6-year-old girl in ID crackdown

 Paris airport police held a 6-year-old French girl for three days on suspicion she had a fake passport until a judge ordered her released into her mother's arms, a lawyer said today.

UK crackdown to affect Indian migrants

 British government has unveiled plans like raising minimum salary thresholds for skilled workers and limiting the number of work permits as part of a fresh crackdown on immigrants from outside the European Union, measures which are likely to affect Indians.

Delhi govt directs officers to launch crackdown on encroachers

The Delhi government on Friday directed its officials to launch a crackdown on encroachers and said that land owning authorities will be held responsible if they fail to protect their land.

Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing is "cold enough," to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, the International Olympic Committee`s (IOC) evaluation chief said on Saturday, while avoiding criticism of a recent crackdown on Chinese activists.

Cricket World Cup:`Betting cheats` nabbed at New Zealand, Sri Lanka match

Cricket World Cup:`Betting cheats` nabbed at New Zealand, Sri Lanka match

New Zealand police say they evicted several "betting cheats" from Saturday`s Cricket World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka as part of an international crackdown on corruption.

Chris Gayle slams ICC crackdown, says 'A big boy needs a big bat'

Chris Gayle slams ICC crackdown, says 'A big boy needs a big bat'

The International Cricket Council's proposed crackdown on bat sizes has received a strong objection from one of the biggest hitters in the game, Chris Gayle.

Activist arrests revive US-Cuba tensions

A Cuban crackdown on dissident activists caused a new rift with the United States on Wednesday, the first diplomatic scuffle since this month`s historic announcement of a renewal in ties.

40 arrested in Kosovo`s crackdown on terrorism

As many as 40 suspected jihadists were arrested in Kosovo for fighting in Syria and Iraq alongside terrorist organisations such as Islamic State (IS) and Al Nusra, police said Monday.

Thai military junta denies crackdown on foreign workers

Thailand`s military-run National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Monday clarified that it wasn`t cracking down on migrant workers.

Chinese party newspaper says Western democracy only brings chaos

China`s top newspaper on Monday warned against aping Western-style democracy just a week after the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, pointing to Thailand and Ukraine as examples of the kind of chaos the system can bring.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

Nari Morcha members arrested in Darjeeling crackdown

In the continuing crackdown in Darjeeling hills, two members of the Nari Morcha, women`s wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, were today arrested in connection with old cases.

UN chief condemns crackdown in Egypt

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned a police crackdown on protesters in Egypt that he said had left hundreds dead and injured.

Vatican denies internal split on US nun crackdown

The Vatican is denying there are any internal divisions over its crackdown on the largest umbrella group of US nuns.

Gulf states called to ‘halt crackdown on pro-democracy protestors’

A Gulf civil society organisation has called on Gulf states to free all political prisoners and stop the security crackdown on those urging democratic reforms.

Diplomatic inaction ‘emboldened’ Syria: UN

Russia and China on February 4 vetoed a European-Arab draft resolution condemning the crackdown.