Asia

04.06.2009

World Peace March to start from most peaceful nation on earth

Global Peace Index gives top ranking to New Zealand, the launching site of the 95-nation peace march. »

25.05.2009

North Korea conducts nuclear test

North Korea has staged a "successful" underground nuclear test, the state-run KCNA agency reports. »

25.05.2009

Global indignation over North Korean nuclear test

The international community has expressed indignation and concern over North Korea's latest nuclear test. Even its traditional allies China and Russia condemned Monday's test in unusually strong terms. »

18.05.2009

SRI LANKA: Bitter end of a violent struggle for independence

With the death of Tamil Tiger leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran (54) and the military defeat of the LTTE, a bitter end of a violent path has come to the nearly 3 million Sri Lanka´s tamils. »

15.05.2009

Protection of civilians in Sri Lanka: maximum priority

In the midst of a heavy offensive from the army against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), hundreds of civilians die in the last days and many thousands are still trapped. »

11.05.2009

UN: Hundreds of Thousands Flee Fighting in Pakistan

The United Nations is estimating at least 360,000 people have fled heavy fighting in northwest Pakistan, causing the largest displacement crisis in Pakistan’s history. »

11.05.2009

At Least 430 Killed in Sri Lankan “Bloodbath”

In Sri Lanka, at least 430 civilians, including 100 children, have died after the Sri Lanka military shelled a civilian area under the control of the Tamil Tigers. But the actual death toll may be far higher. »

06.05.2009

As an unfortunate development is seen the resignation of Nepal’s Prime Minister

The healing of the nation stands as a priority and this means integrating the Maoist Army with the National Army. »

05.05.2009

US Concerned over Safety of Pakistani Nukes

Democracy Now! - The New York Times reports senior US officials are increasingly concerned about new vulnerabilities for Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, including the potential for militants to snatch a weapon in transport. »

01.05.2009

Seven actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated

One improved in April 2009, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch. »

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