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Hungary charges Nazi war crimes suspect

A 98-year-old top Nazi war crimes suspect, accused of overseeing thousands of Jewish deportations during World War II, has been charged with war crimes in Hungary, prosecutors said. Laszlo Csatary, who has been under house arrest since last year, is listed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as its most-wanted alleged Nazi war criminal. The Nazi-hunting organisation says that Csatary was a senior Hungarian police officer in charge of the Kosice […]

Pakistan inmate Sanaullah Ranjay dies in India hospital

Doctors say Sanaullah Ranjay, who was in a coma, died of multi-organ failure at a hospital in India’s Chandigarh city early on Thursday. Ranjay suffered injuries in the attack at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu last week. He has been in prison for the past 17 years on militancy-related charges. “His condition was extremely critical. He died early morning,” a doctor at the hospital told the AFP news agency. Ranjay […]

North Korea removes missiles from launch site

North Korea has moved two missiles from launch sites on the country’s eastern coast, after weeks of concern that Pyongyang had been poised for a test-launch. A US defence official said on Monday that Washington did not believe the Musudan missiles had gone to an alternate launch site and that they were now believed to be in a non-operational location. The move coincided with preparations by US President Barack Obama […]

Sources: U.S. believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria

he United States believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria, two U.S. officials tell CNN. U.S. and Western intelligence agencies are reviewing classified data showing Israel most likely conducted a strike in the Thursday-Friday time frame, according to both officials. This is the same time frame that the U.S. collected additional data showing Israel was flying a high number of warplanes over Lebanon. One official said the United States […]

Pakistani prisoner, attacked in Jammu jail, reportedly in a coma

Jammu: A prisoner from Pakistan has reportedly been attacked and injured in a jail in Jammu.  He has been moved to hospital where he is reported to be in a coma.  He was serving a life sentence for terrorist activities and was jailed in 1999. His attacker was allegedly a murder convict from Uttarakhand. The violence comes on a day when Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row convict who died […]

1984 riots case: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar acquitted; protests outside court

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Tuesday acquitted of all charges in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The Delhi court, however, convicted five others in the case relating to killing of 5 Sikhs by a mob in Delhi Cantonment area here in 1984. The pronouncement was followed by protests outside the court. PTI reported that one of the protestors hurled a shoe at the judge after he acquitted […]

Yemen Wants Their Guantanamo Detainees Back

In some regards, the Yemeni government’s recent demand for the repatriation of Yemeni detainees who have been languishing in Guantanamo Bay for nearly a decade seemed to come out of left field, as did the prison hunger strikes that prompted it. President Obama’s 2008-election-campaign promises to close the notorious prison remain unfulfilled. According to recent polls, roughly 70 percent of Americans back the president’s decision to ignore his pledge and keep […]

400-year-old mosque demolished in Rajasthan, SC notices to Centre, Jindal

New Delhi, April 9: Acting on a PIL the Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, State Government of Rajasthan and Congress MP from Rajasthan Navin Jindal, Chairman of Jindal steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) seeking their responses to the demolition of a 400-year-old mosque in Rajasthan, news portal NitiCentral.com reported on Tuesday. The 16th century historic mosque was allegedly removed by the Jindal Group of companies for […]

U.S. Navy: 2012 Dubai Shooting Was Within Rules Of Engagement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Navy sailors aboard a supply vessel acted within rules of engagement last year when they fired on a small boat approaching at high speed off Dubai, killing one Indian fisherman and wounding three others, according to a Navy investigation made public Monday. The July 2012 incident has been described by Navy officials as “regrettable,” but it also highlighted the heightened security to protect vessels […]

North Korea says no Protection to embassies after April 10

Moscow: North Korea has said it cannot assure the safety of embassies in Pyongyang after April 10, and has urged Britain, Russia and other European nations to evacuate diplomatic staff amid soaring nuclear tensions. Countries across Europe on Friday reported receiving a letter suggesting they pull out of Pyongyang, as an increasingly bellicose North Korea moved two mid-range missiles to its east coast. “Their communication said that from April 10, the […]