US 'deeply concerned' over detained Cuba dissidents

The United States expressed concern today over the plight of several dissidents detained by Cuba, just two weeks after Washington's historic move to normalize relations with Havana.

Third blogger detained in Vietnam in a month

Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.

Israeli minister''s associate detained for graft scandal

A close associate of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was detained Sunday by police for possible involvement in a major corruption scandal, police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.

Detained Radio Liberty journalists questioned in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan have detained a dozen journalists working for US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty amid an ongoing crackdown on the outlet that has been criticised by Washington and rights groups.

Bae, the longest-held US prisoner in North Korea

A South Korean-born missionary detained by North Korea just over two years ago, Kenneth Bae was the US citizen who languished the longest in the totalitarian state`s jails.

Detained American in North Korea makes fresh plea for help

 One of three Americans detained in North Korea has made a fresh plea for his government`s help ahead of a trial that will likely end with a lengthy prison term and hard labour.

Man detained in China for rape, murder of a girl

A Chinese man was detained today for allegedly raping and killing a 13-year-old girl in north China's Hebei province.

Kenyan woman detained at airport

A 26-year-old Kenyan woman was detained by immigration authorities here after it was found that she allegedly had a fake visa and overstayed in India, airport authorities said.

North Korea says to try two detained US citizens

North Korea said on Monday it would put two US tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon be released.

Romania president`s brother detained in mobster graft case

A Romanian court has placed the brother of President Traian Basescu under arrest for 30 days amid allegations he took a pay-off from a mobster to influence his murder trial.

Chinese news assistant detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Foreign media workers Wednesday expressed alarm at Beijing`s detention of a Chinese employee with a Japanese newspaper, the latest in a series of arrests before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown.

Justin Bieber detained by US customs officials

Pop sensation Justin Bieber was reportedly detained at the Los Angeles International Airport for two hours while he was coming back from Tokyo.

100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

Patient detained for assaulting pregnant nurse

A patient was detained for beating a pregnant nurse after an argument at a hospital in China`s Hangzhou city, police said Sunday.

50 Dominican fishermen detained in Bahamian waters

A few dozen Dominican fishermen have been taken into custody on suspicion of poaching in Bahamian waters.

Physically challenged protesters detained in J&K

About a dozen physically challenged people were detained as police foiled their attempts to take out a rally towards the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here today.

Sri Lanka detains three for paying tribute to LTTE rebels

Three persons arrested in northeast Sri Lanka for commemorating the achievements of LTTE rebels were produced in a court on Friday.

US merchant ship seized by Coast Guard, booked under Arms Act

Coast Guard Commandant Anand Kumar said the ship was stopped on Friday and was being held in the port of Tuticorin along with its 10 crew and 25 armed security guards until required documentation is submitted.

Five foreigners carrying arms detained in Andaman

Five foreigners carrying arms and ammunition were detained after their boat was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) off Diglipur coast.

No headway on the issue of detained Indian tanker in Iran

The issue of detention of an Indian oil tanker by Iranian authorities at Bandar Abbas port remained unresolved with the deadlock stretching to the 13th day.