Asia

04.07.2009

Head turner

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence banner turns the heads of young participants in the week-long festival celebrating Purnima Jatra when a palanquin containing the deity is paraded all around towns in Nepal. The villagers gather to pay respects, see the fun, and pray for rain for the good of their agricultural endeavours. This photo was taken in the Kebere District just outside Kathmandu. Photo from-by Tulsi. »

03.07.2009

North Korea launches two more short range missiles

North Korea made a new challenge today launching two short range SCUD missiles, from their east coast into the Sea of Japan, according to information from the local news agency, Yonhap. Both missiles, with a range of around 500 km, seem to have been launched around 8 am local time (23:00 GMT) from a military base close to the coastal city of Wonsan located in the south east of North Korea. The launch was made two days after the regime fired another four short-range missiles, also from the East coast into the Sea of Japan to coincide with US Independence Day on the 4th of July. »

26.06.2009

North Koreans Rally, Threaten Nuclear Response

In North Korea, more than 100,000 people attended a government rally Thursday denouncing the United States. Government speakers promised “a fire shower of nuclear retaliation” in the event of US or South Korean military action. »

17.06.2009

From Asia, Lula positions himself for nuclear disarmament

The Brazilian President, in an official visit yesterday to Kazakhstan, advocated for international disarmament initiatives, including nuclear weapons. »

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. »

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