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Iranian general killed by sniper bullet in embattled Iraqi city

Dec 28, 2014

Iranian general killed by sniper bullet in embattled Iraqi city

DUBAI (Reuters) - A sniper killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander who was training Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militia fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi city of Samarra, official Iranian media reported on Sunday. Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, was killed by snipers hiding behind a power transformer in Samarra, an embattled city north of Baghdad and home to holy Shi'ite shrines, they said, quoting a Revolutionary Guards' statement. Several people with him were wounded in the rain of sniper fire, they said. #United States #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #author
Airlift begins for hundreds trapped on burning Italian ferry

Dec 28, 2014

Airlift begins for hundreds trapped on burning Italian ferry

ATHENS (Reuters) - Air crews began lifting passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday, racing to rescue as many of the hundreds trapped on board as possible before nightfall as storms hampered seaborne operations. #Business #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Italy #United Kingdom #opinion
U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

Dec 28, 2014

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces on Sunday conducted eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and five strikes on IS targets in Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. In Syria, air strikes centered on the town of Kobani near the Turkish border, the Combined Joint Task Force said. #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom
Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Dec 28, 2014

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 carrying 155 passengers and seven crew, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT on Saturday). #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #markets #United Kingdom #aircraft #Latin America #author #opinion #AirAsia Flight QZ8501
Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

Dec 28, 2014

Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government on Sunday to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a ceasefire plan agreed in Minsk in September aimed at ending the conflict. Planned talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe to further the ceasefire arrangements have not yet taken place. "(Merkel said) A stabilisation of the situation can only come if the agreed contact lines are finally implemented," said a spokeswoman in a statement #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #North Korea #Argentina #Mexico #russian

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Disputed territory What US fighter aircrafts over China mean

Nov 28, 2013

Disputed territory What US fighter aircrafts over China mean

This was a conscious, deliberate and well-thought policy initiative by the Americans to counter Chinas increasingly aggressive moves in the East China Sea vis a vis Japan and to demonstrate Washingtons rock solid support for Japan. #China #Japan #Fighter aircraft #WhatNext #International relations #East China Sea #B-52 bombers
Lessons Indian football needs to learn from Japan

Sep 13, 2013

Lessons Indian football needs to learn from Japan

The Japanese have a philosophy called bushido, which teaches righteousness, loyalty, respect, honour, courage, benevolence and honesty, all of which when put together essentially puts society first. #Sports #India #Japan #football #InMyOpinion #KickingAround