Gorkha Janmukti Morcha writes to CM Mamata Banerjee, requests dialogue on Darjeeling crisis

The Darjeeling hills have been on the boil for over two months with an indefinite shutdown called by the GJM continuing since June 12 to press for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Force won't solve Myanmar's Rohingya crisis: Annan panel

The treatment of approximately 1.1 million Rohingya has emerged as majority Buddhist Myanmar`s most contentious human rights issue as it makes a transition from decades of harsh military rule.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since June, when Qatar found its land, sea and air routes cut off by its neighbors over Doha's policies across the Mideast.


Aug 24, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Australia Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce caught in dual citizenship crisis

Australia does not allow dual citizens to sit in Parliament, meaning Joyce`s revelation that he possibly holds New Zealand citizenship has major implications for the government.

Aug 14, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

Qatar refuses to 'outsource foreign policy' in Gulf crisis

They have sealed the emirate's only land border, ordered its citizens to leave, and closed their airspace and waters to Qatari flights and shipping.

Jul 28, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

This year, the World Health organisation (WHO) is emphasising on blood donation in emergencies. Becuase no-one knows when disaster will strike. But every disaster has victims, and many victims need blood. 

Jun 14, 2017, 10:17 AM IST

European government put 10 more people under sanctions over the crisis in Syria

European governments put 10 more people under sanctions over the crisis in Syria, targeting high-ranking military officials and senior figures linked to President Bashar al-Assad, the bloc said in a statement on Thursday.

Oct 27, 2016, 19:24 PM IST

Superheroes swoop in to a Venezuela in crisis

Superheroes, wizards and Jedi Knights have descended on the Venezuelan capital.

Jul 20, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Less stars in industry a crisis, says Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar terms the minimal number of stars in the film industry as a "crisis" and hopes that the country starts loving more and more stars very soon.

Jul 12, 2016, 09:39 AM IST

China party fears most a crisis over corruption, official says

 What China`s Communist Party fears most is a crisis over corruption which would threaten its hold on power, but it is confident people will stand by its efforts to combat the problem, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Sep 08, 2015, 12:05 PM IST

4,300 migrants arrive in Athens as govt holds crisis talks

The Greek government was set to hold talks Wednesday on the huge numbers of migrants landing on its shores, as some 4,300 more people arrived in Athens overnight, most of them Syrian refugees.

Sep 02, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Burundi in crisis as top general assassinated

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.

Aug 02, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

Eleven killed clashes rock Ukraine

Ukraine lost eight soldiers Wednesday in a dramatic spike in fighting with pro-Russian gunmen that further imperilled a truce Washington`s top European envoy is desperately trying to salvage in Kiev.

Jul 16, 2015, 04:25 AM IST

Greek crisis strains Franco-German relationship

On the frontline of the Greek debt crisis, the Franco-German partnership is in open conflict with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande deeply divided over how far to go to keep

Jul 13, 2015, 05:30 AM IST

Europe demands new Greek debt plan at crisis summit

European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted `No` to further austerity.

Jul 07, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

Pilots' brains can shut down during crisis

 Modern cockpits in aircraft bombard pilots with so much information that their brains can shut down during a crisis, new research has warned.

Jul 05, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

US, allies target Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq: US

US and coalition forces launched 18 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq on Saturday, with four each in Tal Afar and Mosul, the US military said in a statement.

Jun 21, 2015, 20:52 PM IST

Three killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks

Ukraine on Sunday reported the death of two soldiers, while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev`s forces of killing a civilian as fresh clashes preceded peace talks aimed at ending the 15-month war.

Jun 21, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

NATO exercise aims to send message to Moscow

Over 2,000 troops are taking part in the first exercise of NATO`s new rapid response force, intended to advertise its readiness to Russia and reassure east European members spooked by the Kremlin`s actions in Ukraine.

Jun 18, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

EU frowns on Hungarian border fence against migrants

The EU said Thursday that Hungary`s building of a fence to keep out migrants was not an effective way of halting the tide of humanity washing up on Europe`s borders.

Jun 18, 2015, 18:13 PM IST