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  • Victims of civil war in Syria

    But the soldiers came from all over Syria, including towns deep within the self-styled “Islamic State”, which now threatens both Iraq and Syria...

    ”All civil wars contain their mysteries, and Asia Marai was uneasy when I asked about her son-in-law...

  • Will Syria’s civil war turn out like Spain’s did?

    The civil war that has consumed Syria for nearly five years contains echoes of an earlier conflict at the opposite end of the Mediterranean...

    The similarities between the Syrian and Spanish civil wars suggest that the Syrian war, like the Spanish one before it, could potentially foreshadow future conflicts...

  • Syria has to ‘eradicate terrorism’ for political deal to end civil war: Assad

    DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his country must “eradicate terrorism” to find a political solution to its civil war, as he reportedly expressed a willingness to hold new elections...

    “The eradication of terrorist organisations will lead to the political solution that Syria and Russia seek and that will satisfy the Syrian people and preserve Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” state...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • Burundi heading towards civil war: UN rights chief

    GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Tuesday warned that Burundi could be sliding back towards civil war, days after scores of bodies were found on the streets following attacks on three military sites...

    “With this latest series of bloody events, the country seems to have taken a new step towards outright civil war and tensions are now at bursting point in Bujumbura,” spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told reporters, quoting Zeid...

  • Lankan Tamils remember victims of civil war

    MULLIVAIKKAL: Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil politicians, religious leaders and civilians gathered on Monday under heavy surveillance at memorial ceremonies on the battleground where thousands died in the final days of the decades-long civil war that ended in 2009...

  • Fighting fascism: Americans in the Spanish civil war have a lesson for today

    San Francisco: Eighty years after the first Americans went to war against Nazi-backed fascists, a small group of historians trying to preserve the volunteers’ memory has found their services unexpectedly in demand...

    “Why are people puzzled over the meaning of that word, fascism?” asked Peter Carroll, a historian of the Spanish civil war at Stanford University...

  • Nigeria’s Biafra separatists mark 50 years after civil war

    ONITSHA: Shops, schools and businesses were shut in southeast Nigeria on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since the declaration of an independent republic of Biafra sparked a brutal civil war...

    The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, Nnamdi Kanu, said his aim was for “civil disobedience” to force a referendum on self-determination...

  • Painful memories of civil war purge live on in southern Spain

    LA ALGABA: “They would say: ‘We have to eliminate the red seed’,” said Rogelia Beltran as she recalled how her grandfather died in a purge against leftists in southern Spain during the country’s civil war...

    Eighty years after the war began, the memory of the purge carried out against leftists in Andalusia, known today for its sandy tourist beaches, lives on...

  • Syrian civil war: Fruits of foreign intervention

    This history starts with the Soviet Union’s December 1979 military intervention in Afghanistan and the decision of the US, supported by its allies, including Pakistan and several Muslim states, to sponsor the religious Afghan parties — the Mujahideen — and import several thousand extremist fighters as their auxiliaries...

    Many veterans of the anti-Soviet jihad stayed on in Afghanistan and Pakistan to form Al Qaeda ‘central’; others...

  • There will be no civil war in Greece

    Take a walk along the tree-lined avenues and there’s only one sentence that comes to mind: there will be no civil war in Greece...

    The Communists only pick up four or five per cent of the vote in Thessaloniki, so anyone who believes that Greece’s civil war of more than 60 years ago might be refashioned is living in the same dream world as members of Syriza...

  • Germany to chart first civil defence plan since Cold War

    BERLIN: Germany will introduce its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War, calling on the population to stockpile enough food and water for several days, according to a report on Sunday...

    Contacted by AFP, an interior ministry spokesman confirmed that the cabinet was due to adopt a civil defence strategy but declined details about the concept or comment on the newspaper report...

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