Ashley Greene to star with Pierce Brosnan in 'Urge'
Ashley Greene to star with Pierce Brosnan in 'Urge'

Actress Ashley Greene, who is best known as Alice Cullen of 'Twilight', has been roped in to play the lead role in upcoming Pierce Brosnan-starrer 'Urge'.

Australia urges Fiji to restore democracy

Australia said Fiji`s announcement that it would lift emergency laws was a "first step" but urged the Pacific state to restore democracy soon.

US urges Vietnam to free top dissident

The United States on Wednesday urged
Vietnam to immediately release prominent dissident Cu Huy Ha
Vu after a court upheld his seven-year jail sentence for
speaking out against the state.

Congressman urges ceasing all foreign aid to Pakistan

A first time Congressman from
Florida has urged to end all US aid to Pakistan
arguing that it is impossible to believe that al-Qaeda chief
Osama bin Laden was hiding so close to Islamabad without any
support infrastructure.

Turkey urges Gaddafi to quit Libya

Turkey on Tuesday urged Muammar Gaddafi to "immediately" cede power and leave Libya, in its first public call on the veteran strongman to go.

Assam CM urges Centre to take up review of SC judgement

Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi on Thursday requested the Centre to take steps to review
the recent Supreme Court`s judgement that supporters of any
banned organisation are not punishable by law.

Governor urges the three J&K regions to unite for peace

Amidst demands for trifurcation of J&K on regional lines, Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday urged people of all three regions of the state to join hands to resolve all contentious issues and bring peace and normalcy to the state.

EU parliament urges Iraq to spare Tareq Aziz

The European Parliament urged
Iraq on Thursday to drop a death sentence against Saddam-era
minister Tareq Aziz, warning that killing him would "do little
to improve the climate of violence."

Congress urges Centre to impose President`s rule in Karnataka

An apparent bruised Congress
on Thursday asked the Centre to impose President`s rule in Karnataka
after two of its MLAs resigned from the assembly, a step
which, the party alleged, was due to the ruling BJP luring

US urges Iran to return to nuclear talks

US officials urged Iran on Tuesday to
return to negotiations over its nuclear programme.

UN urges donors to help Sri Lanka`s war displaced

The United Nations urged the
international community on Thursday to continue helping
war-displaced Sri Lankans, saying the current period is
critical and an additional USD 165 million in funding is

Pope urges `concrete support` for Pakistan flood victims

Pope Benedict XVI
on Wednesday urged the international community to offer "concrete
support" to flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Angelina Jolie urges aid for flood-hit Pakistan

Angelina Jolie says it`s vital that
people help Pakistan`s flood victims and not surrender to
compassion fatigue.

Rights group urges support for UN Sri Lanka panel

An international human rights group
has urged the United States and other countries to support a
UN panel investigating alleged rights abuses in Sri Lanka`s
civil war.

Obama urged to establish Af-Pak study group

An influential US lawmaker
on Wednesday asked President Barack Obama to immediately establish an
"Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group" to evaluate America`s
strategy in the two countries.

Amnesty urges Iran to free US hikers held for one year

Amnesty International on Friday called
on Iranian authorities to release three young US nationals who
have been detained without charge or trial for the past 12

JD(U) urges entire opposition to join hands for `Bharat Bandh`

JD (U) on Saturday sought to bring the
entire opposition together on the issue of fuel price hike by
appealing to them to join hands for a `Bharat Bandh` to
protest against the "anti-people" move of the government.

US urges firms to step away from Iran

The US government urged
private companies to go beyond official sanctions and trim
back questionable ties with Iran on Tuesday, as Washington eyed additional sanctions against the Islamic republic.

Britain urges Suu Kyi`s release on her 65th birthday

Britain called on Friday for Myanmar
democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be immediately and
unconditionally released as she prepares to mark yet another
birthday in detention.

HRW urges Iraq Kurds to ban female circumcision

Human Rights Watch called on Iraqi
Kurdish authorities on Wednesday to implement proposals to outlaw
female circumcision in the face of growing evidence of the
extent of the physically and emotionally damaging practice.