Tag: violence

French soldier stabbed in throat by unknown assailant outside Paris

French soldier stabbed in throat by unknown assailant outside Paris

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker, who escaped, was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier in the La Defense shopping area. The life of the 23-year-old soldier was not in danger, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A French […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Two days of violence in Stockholm suburb shakes Sweden

Two days of violence in Stockholm suburb shakes Sweden

May 21, HUSBY, Sweden (AP) — Dozens of windows were smashed, 10 cars and several containers were set on fire, and seven police officers were injured. Cars and containers were also set ablaze in another of the Swedish capital’s suburbs, Fittja, although police said it was not clear whether the two events were linked. Some […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

May 21, BAGHDAD AP — The latest spiral of violence — which has claimed more than 240 lives in the past week — carries the hallmarks of the two sides that brought nearly nonstop chaos to Iraq for years: Sunni insurgents, including al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, and Shiite militias defending their newfound power after Saddam […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Afghanistan: NATO convoy attack leaves 15 dead including 2 Americans

Afghanistan: NATO convoy attack leaves 15 dead including 2 Americans

May 16, Kabul AP – The suicide attack Thursday on a convoy also killed four foreign contractors and nine Afghan civilians. Cmdr. Bill Speaks, a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Secretary, confirmed that two U.S. soldiers in the NATO military coalition were killed in the attack. The U.S. military says two American service members are […]

May 16, 2013 | By More
UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most vicious and shocking forms of violence and exploitation—a web of slavery that overwhelmingly ensnares females. Today women and girls comprise more than half of all trafficked victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of all victims of sexual exploitation. The fact that human trafficking is one of […]

May 15, 2013 | By More
Violence against women- India acid attack victim in critical condition

Violence against women- India acid attack victim in critical condition

May 5, AP – Rathi and Preeti arrived in Mumbai last Thursday on their first visit to the “city of dreams”, which turned into a nightmare after an unknown youth hurled acid on her face shortly after they got off the Garib Rath from New Delhi at Bandra Terminus. The condition of Preeti Rathi, the […]

May 5, 2013 | By More
Violence jolts Pakistan, lead prosecutor in Bhutto case killed

Violence jolts Pakistan, lead prosecutor in Bhutto case killed

May 4, AP – Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan witnessed fresh violence on Friday with the killing of a top prosecutor and an election candidate in separate incidents. Unknown gunmen shot dead the Federal Investigation Agency’s special prosecutor in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali, in Islamabad. The assailants attacked the prosecutor just after he left […]

May 4, 2013 | By More