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Pakistan: Four accused killed in two separate alleged encounters in Karachi
13th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Four accused killed in two separate alleged encounters in Karachi

    KARACHI, (The News): Four accused were killed in two separate alleged encounters in Karachi on late Saturday night, Geo News reported.   Police said two gang war accused, involved in more than 20 cases, were killed during search … Continued

Malaysia: Scores feared drowned as immigrant boat capsizes off Malaysia
18th Jun 2014

Malaysia: Scores feared drowned as immigrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

    Some 66 people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off Malaysia’s western coast, officials say. Those on board the overloaded vessel were believed to have traveled from Indonesia.   Malaysian officials said … Continued

Thailand:  Head of military rules out fresh elections for a year or more
31st May 2014

Thailand: Head of military rules out fresh elections for a year or more

      The head of the military junta that seized power in Thailand last week has said elections will not be held for at least a year. He also repeated a warning against renewed protests or dissent.  Speaking in … Continued

South Korea: Hospital fire in South Korea kills elderly patients
28th May 2014

South Korea: Hospital fire in South Korea kills elderly patients

    A fire at a South Korean hospital for chronically ill elderly patients has killed 21 people. The cause is not yet known.  The fire began around midnight on Wednesday at a hospital in the southwestern county of Jangseong. … Continued

Thailand: Thai military leaders summon ousted Govt after military coup
23rd May 2014

Thailand: Thai military leaders summon ousted Govt after military coup

    The new military junta in Thailand has summoned the country’s deposed leaders to a meeting a day after seizing power in a bloodless coup. Several countries have condemned the takeover.  Leaders of Thailand’s military coup on Friday summoned … Continued

Thailand army declares martial law, denies coup
20th May 2014

Thailand army declares martial law, denies coup

Bangkok Proteste 22.01.2014   Thailand’s military has declared martial law. The surprise announcement follows months of civil unrest over political corruption, which has led to deadly clashes. However, the army denied there had been a coup d’ état. In a … Continued

Myanmar: Chinese tensions dominate ASEAN summit
11th May 2014

Myanmar: Chinese tensions dominate ASEAN summit

    The ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met on Sunday at a historic summit hosted for the first time by Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — in its remote showpiece capital Naypyidaw. Concerns over a stand-off … Continued

Indonesia: Party of former President Sukarnoputri wins Indonesia elections
10th May 2014

Indonesia: Party of former President Sukarnoputri wins Indonesia elections

    Indonesia’s biggest opposition party has narrowly won last month’s legislative elections, but with a slender portion of votes. In a tight race, four parties won double-digit returns, but none took even 20 percent.   On Friday, General Elections … Continued

Thailand: Court finds PM Yingluck guilty
7th May 2014

Thailand: Court finds PM Yingluck guilty

    A Thai court has found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abuse of power charges, which she had denied. The ruling means she will be removed from office along with nine members of her Cabinet.  Thailand’s Constitutional Court … Continued

Thailand: Quake in N. Thailand kills 1, injures 20
6th May 2014

Thailand: Quake in N. Thailand kills 1, injures 20

  BANGKOK, (Xinhua): At least one person was killed and 20 others injured in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai province on Monday evening, local media reported Tuesday. As of 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, at … Continued

South Korea: Death toll rises to 213 in S. Korean ferry sinking disaster
1st May 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 213 in S. Korean ferry sinking disaster

    JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll rose Thursday to 213 in a South Korean ferry disaster where the 6,825-ton passenger ship capsized and sank off the country’s southwestern coast. As of Thursday afternoon, 213 people have been confirmed dead, leaving … Continued

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster
23rd Apr 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster

[South Korean coast guard officers and divers get off the boat after a search mission in Jindo  (Xinhua/Peng Qian) ]  JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 150 on Wednesday as hundreds of divers speed up … Continued

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster
22nd Apr 2014

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster

  The confirmed number of fatalities in South Korea’s ferry disaster has topped 100, with nearly 200 people still missing. Dive teams have ramped up their search efforts after finding a way into the ship over the weekend.   Despite … Continued

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry
21st Apr 2014

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry

    A transcript of radio messages from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has been released, apparently suggesting confusion over the ship’s evacuation procedure. It is feared the final death toll could exceed 300. The transcript released on Sunday, … Continued

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on
20th Apr 2014

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on

    [Photo: Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, hold messages for fellow students]   As the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to … Continued

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead
18th Apr 2014

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead

[Helicopters fly above a sinking South Korean passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea (Xinhua/Newsis)] SEOUL, (Xinhua): South Korean coast guard and navy divers succeeded Friday in entering into the hull of a sunken ferry, two days … Continued

Malaysia: Investigators seeking radar data from 15 countries as search expands
16th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Investigators seeking radar data from 15 countries as search expands

  [Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (second from right) and acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (second from left) announcing yesterday that search for MH370 would now expand to areas beyond Thailand to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in the north … Continued

Malaysia: Plane’s disappearance ‘deliberate action’
15th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Plane’s disappearance ‘deliberate action’

[A map of the South China Sea, posted on the website of the Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, notes the possible location of a seismic tremor on the … Continued

14th Mar 2014

Malaysia: The three-minute window for MH370 to vanish from radar screens

Three minutes. That is the time frame to deliberately switch off a plane’s transponder and remain invisible on radar without arousing any suspicion if they are flying between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace, pilots say. One pilot familiar with the route … Continued

13th Mar 2014

Malaysia: No sign of debris as US investigators suspect MH370 plane flew for hours

Search planes have found no sign of missing Flight MH370 in an area where Chinese satellites had shown debris. Meanwhile, a US newspaper report has said the plane may have stayed in the air for a total of five hours. … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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