Day: September 18, 2018

Level of Myanmar army brutality ‘hard to fathom’: UN probe

open view web desk Myanmar’s army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide. In the most meticulous breakdown of the violence in Myanmar to date, […]

Syria downs Russian military plane during Israeli air strike

open view web desk Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday. The incident late Monday was the most deadly known case of friendly fire […]

RSS opens up as elections near

open view web desk NEW DELHI – A Hindu nationalist group behind the rise of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is opening up to critics and supporters through a first-of-its-kind outreach programme in New Delhi, preparing the ground for his re-election bid next year. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh […]

Ex-UN climate chief faces trial on sex harassment charges

open view web desk NEW DELHI — An Indian court has ruled there is enough evidence to send former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to trial on sexual harassment charges in a case filed by a former female colleague in New Delhi. Ashish Dixit, a lawyer who represented […]

Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone appeared in New Delhi

open view web desk NEW DELHI — Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone appeared in New Delhi on Tuesday for the unveiling of her wax likeness at the city’s Madame Tussauds museum, a symbol of changing cultural mores in a country where arranged marriages remain common […]

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