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Indian Kashmir Under Curfew – Voice of America

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have imposed a curfew after a militant attack killed five soldiers Wednesday in the region’s main city, Srinagar. Troops patrolled the streets of Srinagar Thursday. Police said Wednesday that two militants opened fire on a paramilitary camp, killing five soldiers and wounding at least seven others. Authorities […]

Where there’s smoke at the Vatican, there’s social media – CBC.ca

When white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel’s chimney – the centuries-old signal a new pope had been chosen –thousands of people got a text and an email. They had signed up for a service from www.PopeAlarm.com, a new website launched this week that promised: “When the smoke goes up, you’ll know what’s going […]

Ari Shavit / The president who holds Israel’s fate in the palm of his hand – Haaretz

Text size Comments (1) The question of who Israel’s prime minister will be is usually an important one. But as far as Israel’s national security is concerned, the question is […]

UN for peaceful resolution to India-Italy diplomatic row – Hindustan Times

Amidst a diplomatic row between India and Italy over the fate of two Italian marines, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a peaceful resolution to the issue. Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, charged with homicide for killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February last […]

Fresh pope vote yields black smoke – USA TODAY

Black smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals failed to elect a new pope in the second ballot of their secret conclave on March 13 at the Vatican.(Photo: AFP/Getty) ROME – Day two of the papal conclave dawned under more stormy skies Wednesday as the 115 cardinals […]

Italy envoy under fire, says working with India to resolve marine row – Hindustan Times

Italy expressed confidence on Wednesday that the diplomatic row with India over its refusal to send back two Italian marines will be overcome. Describing the current standoff as “difficult moments” for the two countries, Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini said he will not shy away from finding a solution. “I am […]

Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility for Srinagar attack – Hindustan Times

Militants disguised as cricketers killed five paramilitary police in an ambush in Srinagar on Wednesday, officials said, in the deadliest attack for nearly five years. Two gunmen from the local pro-Pakistan group Hizbul Mujahideen, which claimed the attack, were shot dead after the assault on a playing field […]

Kurdish Rebels Release 8 Turkish Captives – Voice of America

March 13, 2013 Kurdish Rebels Release 8 Turkish Captives – Voice of America

No impact of Sabah standoff on MILF peace talks – gulfnews.com

Meanwhioe, Malaysia sent a new batch of 19 peacekeepers, headed by Maj. Gen. Dato Fadzil Bin Mokhtar, to southern Philippines to lead the International Monitoring Team (IMT) that was created by the Philippine government and the MILF in 2004 to oversee the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in several areas in Mindanao, the MILF said […]

World waits to see if Pyongyang’s threats are more than hot air – National Post

Do you have an opinion to share with other readers? Then send us a letter. World waits to see if Pyongyang’s threats are more than hot air – National Post