CPN-Maoists to seek ‘donations’ just once a year
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The CPN-Maoist has announced that the party is to collect ´donations´ only once in a year. Party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said a Politburo meeting that started Thursday discussed ways to check the practice of the party´s lower level committees collecting donations on [...]
Palestinian wounded in clash with Israelis dies in hospital
A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago died of his wounds on Thursday, his family and a hospital official said. The incident occurred during protests in support of a hunger strike by four Palestinian [...]
Rail workers on strike in Khashuri
TBILISI, DFWatch–Around 800 rail workers in Khashuri in central Georgia went on strike Wednesday,demanding increased salaries and to restore benefits which they used to have years ago.
There are no staff available on the railway section between Zestaponi further west and Gori closer to Tbilisi, but Georgian Railway [...]
Singapore Deports Chinese Drivers Over Strike
SINGAPORE—Singapore authorities will deport 29 Chinese bus drivers and press criminal charges against five others for participating in a rare protest over wages, the city-state’s first strike in 26 years.
The walkout last week by 171 public bus drivers hired from China underscored tensions over Singapore’s reliance on foreign [...]
150 wounded in Tunisia clashes with police: medic (AFP)
SILIANA, Tunisia — More than 150 people were wounded on Wednesday in a second day of clashes between Tunisian security forces and thousands of protesters in a poor southwestern town, a hospital source told AFP. A doctor at the hospital in Siliana said more than [...]
Jan 10, 2011 Toronto: Twenty months after the conclusion of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka that resulted in the killing of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, the climate of state-terror in the Tamil regions continues. As allegations of violations of international law and human rights by Sri Lanka during the final stages of [...]
Aug 3, 2010 COLOMBO – SRI Lankan troops arrested over 1,500 Tamil rebel suspects during July, more than a year after the separatist guerrilla group was crushed militarily, the Prime Minister said on Tuesday.
About half of the suspects were picked up at government-run shelters where they had taken refuge after the fighting ended in [...]