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    Sudan’s military ousts President Omar al-Bashir in face of protests

    World | April 11, 2019 21:43 IST

    Tens of thousands of Sudanese were making their way to the center of the country’s capital on Thursday, April 11, 2019, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power

  • saudi arabia executes 47 including shiite cleric in a day

    Saudi Arabia executes 47, including Shiite cleric, in a day

    World | January 02, 2016 14:49 IST

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia today executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including a Shiite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom.The killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the cleric,

  • climate change sparked syrian conflict report

    Climate change sparked Syrian conflict: report

    World | March 03, 2015 21:17 IST

    Climate change between 2006 and 2009 was most likely to have caused extreme drought in Syria, one of the factors which triggered the violent uprising against president Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, says a study

  • know why living in syria is risky for a journalist

    Know why living in Syria is risky for a journalist

    World | January 10, 2014 6:55 IST

    New Delhi: Syria is one of the deadliest places in the world for journalists. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 29 journalists were killed in Syria in 2013 and 31 in 2012.

  • arab spring gives rise to new challenges

    Arab Spring gives rise to new challenges

    World | January 31, 2013 18:46 IST

    London, Jan 31: The euphoria of the Arab Spring has given way to the sobering challenge of creating rights-respecting democracies, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.It said in its World Report 2013 that the willingness of

  • un says it can t feed one million hungry syrians

    UN says it can't feed one million hungry Syrians

    World | January 08, 2013 18:23 IST

    Geneva,Jan 8: The World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday it is unable to help one million Syrians who are going hungry.Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said that this month, the agency aims to help 1.5 million

  • syrian city shelled un truce observers to arrive

    Syrian City Shelled, UN Truce Observers To Arrive

    World | April 18, 2012 10:04 IST

    Beirut, Apr 15: Syrian troops shelled residential neighbourhoods dominated by rebels in the central city of Homs on Sunday, activists said, hours before the first batch of United Nations observers were to arrive in Damascus

  • netanyahu blasts arab spring as anti israeli anti democratic

    Netanyahu Blasts Arab Spring As Anti-Israeli, Anti-Democratic

    World | November 24, 2011 17:59 IST

    Jerusalem, Nov 24: Israel's hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Western leaders who have supported the Arab Spring, terming them "naive" in watching favourably the developments in the region, which he believes

  • g 8 nations to give 40 billion for arab spring

    G-8 Nations To Give $ 40 Billion For Arab Spring

    World | May 28, 2011 16:53 IST

    Deauville, France, May 28: Rich countries and international lenders are aiming to provide $40 billion in funding for Arab nations trying to establish true democracies, officials said at a Group of Eight summit.Officials didn't fully

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