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Syria Army breaks year-old Aleppo prison siege

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 01:35

Syria`s army broke a siege of Aleppo prison Thursday, cutting off a major rebel supply route, as Damascus allies China and Russia vetoed a bid to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Activists in Syria`s besieged Homs make video satire

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 00:09

Activists in Syria`s Homs have released a grim video satire in which they find gallows humour in two years spent under a crippling army siege and frequent bombardment.

`Syrian forces committing war crimes in Yarmouk siege`

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 18:08

Amnesty International accused President Bashar al-Assad`s forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a siege in southern Damascus which has killed nearly 200 people, mostly by starvation.

Jihadists say Hezbollah official died in Iran embassy blast

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:29

A group loyal to al Qaeda has said a top Hezbollah official reportedly killed earlier this month had actually died in Beirut blasts in November that targeted the Iranian embassy.

`David Headley betrayed all - his wives, US, ISI, LeT`

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 14:15

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley, who scouted targets for the 26/11 terror attack, was "never anyone`s client" and his modus operandi was only to "save himself by sacrificing others", say Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark, authors of "The Siege".

United Andhra group threatens Hyderabad siege

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 00:44

A group opposing proposed Andhra Pradesh bifurcation has threatened to lay siege to Hyderabad when a draft bill for formation of separate Telangana state will be tabled in the Assembly.

Kenyan court charges four over Nairobi mall attack

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 18:33

A Kenyan court has charged four men on Monday, suspected to be Somalis, for assisting al Qaeda-linked militants during the siege at the Westgate mall in Nairobi in which 67 people were killed.

Kenya police arrest British national over mall siege

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 18:33

Kenyan authorities are questioning a British national arrested at Nairobi airport as he tried to board a Turkish Airlines soon after an upmarket mall was besieged by militants in that country`s capital.

ICC refuses to postpone Kenyan President`s trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:07

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday denied a request to postpone Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta`s trial for crimes against humanity.

Kenya mall attack: As it happened

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:19

Al Shabaab, the militant group behind the four-day takeover of the Westgate mall in Nairobi, claimed on Wednesday that the Kenyan government forces used explosives in carrying out "a demolition" of the building, burying 137 hostages.

Evidence of 2000-year-old famine found in Jerusalem

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 21:39

Israeli archaeologists have found three intact cooking pots and a small ceramic oil lamp; the first evidence of the famine and terror that spread throughout Jerusalem around 2,000 years ago, during the Roman siege.

`Pervez Musharraf responsible for 2007 Lal Masjid operation`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 16:51

Lal Masjid commission report held former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, former PM Shaukat Aziz and political allies, responsible for 2007 operation on mosque in which 103 people were killed.