Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists were locked in fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine on Thursday after rebels rejected a call to lay down their arms in line with a peace plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, government forces said.
Ukrainian forces suffer fresh losses on Wednesday in a rebel raid in the separatist east as the newly-elected president promised to hold his first talks with Russia`s Vladimir Putin on easing the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.
Chinese police blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) for a train station attack in the western city of Urumqi last month that killed three people, Xinhua said on Sunday, the first time the separatists have been directly linked to the assault.The brief report carried by China`s state news agency did not give more details. Seventy-nine people were also injured in the attack in late April.
Over 10 separatist leaders, including JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, were taken into preventive custody and several others were placed under house arrest to scuttle protests after Friday prayers against the Army`s recent decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case.
Security agencies may soon question human rights activists, a Kashmiri separatist leader and journalists who allegedly enjoyed hospitality of Ghulam
Nabi Fai arrested in America on charges of being an outfit of Pakistan`s ISI.
The CPI(M) on Friday swiftly seized
on the announcement of support to the Trinamool Congress and
Congress by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in the West Bengal
assembly elections to dub it as `an alliance of separatist