South Korea allows North fisherman to defect

South Korea said today it had granted a defection request from a North Korean fisherman rescued a week ago by the coastguard, in a move guaranteed to anger Pyongyang.

Eritrea withdraw from 2015 Africa Cup

Eritrea withdrew from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition Sunday, the organisers said in a statement.

Assembly hearing on four defected NCP MLAs on Jan 30, 31

The much-awaited Assembly hearing on the petition for disqualification of four NCP MLAs who defected to Congress in Arunachal Pradesh over a year ago has been fixed on January 30 and January 31.

Syria officers defect as world leaders prepare to meet

The defections followed a US decision to give the rebels "military support" after Washington reviewed evidence showing the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons.

Top Syrian general defects from Army

A high-ranking general in the Syrian army says he has defected with the help of rebel fighters.

Gujarat polls: Narhari Amin targets Gujarat Congress leaders for defection

Former Congress leader Narhari Amin who recently crossed over to BJP has alleged that senior leaders of the faction-ridden Opposition party in Gujarat subverted ticket distribution process for elections.

South Korean minister apologises for security lapse

South Korea`s defence minister Monday publicly apologized over the security lapse at the heavily fortified border.

Libya: 4 members of football team defect

Muammar Gaddafi has suffered a series of defections by military officers, diplomats, govt members.

Libya says will replace energy chief who defected

Shokri Ghanem is the second most senior Libyan official to quit.

Libya: Gaddafi’s inner circle `too scared to defect`

Libya’s ex-energy minister says 1,500 people are dead or wounded in Misrata.

Congress MLA disqualified for defecting

West Bengal Assembly Speaker HA
Halim Wednesday disqualified Congress legislator Sabitri Mitra,
who has joined the Trinamool Congress, from the House.

Dedicated candidates to prevent defection: NCP

The NCP in Arunachal Pradesh has
said it has taken written commitments from the candidates for
the October 13 polls that they will not switch over to another
camp after the elections in the state.

Roja meets YSR, fuels speculation over her defection

Telugu Desam Party`s women`s
wing president and popular south Indian actress Roja on Sunday met
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy here,
fuelling speculation that she may join the ruling Congress.