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A decade on, legacy of Maoist war stalks Nepal

Kathmandu - Sabitri Chilwal's eyes mist over as she remembers the day 12 years ago when her husband was shot in his office and left to die in a pool of blood at the peak of Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a major push to the awards front Special

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a powerful movie that takes as much care in portraying its heroic protagonist as it does the horrors of war.

FIFA take action against Ireland for political symbol

Zurich - FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for a political symbol worn during a friendly in March, a spokesperson for the world body said Friday.

How far to go? Photographers divided over graphic war snaps

Bayeux - How far to go in terms of gore and shock value when covering conflict? Capturing violence on camera was hotly debated on the fringes of Bayeux, a major French photography festival.

15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

Washington - Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory.

'Smashed cranes' slow aid flow to Yemen: UN aid chief

Riyadh - "Smashed cranes" at Yemen's rebel-held Hodeida port are hindering the entry of relief supplies to ease a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the UN aid chief said Wednesday.

'Smashed cranes' slow aid flow to Yemen: UN aid chief

Riyadh - "Smashed cranes" at Yemen's rebel-held Hodeida port are hindering the entry of relief supplies to ease a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the UN aid chief said Wednesday.

'Smashed cranes' slow aid flow to Yemen: UN aid chief

Riyadh - "Smashed cranes" at Yemen's rebel-held Hodeida port are hindering the entry of relief supplies to ease a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the UN aid chief said Wednesday.

War veteran’s poems published by Algoma professor

Toronto - A collection of poems penned by a U.S. war veteran have been selected and published by a professor of literature. The poems provide a vivid and moving account of conflict.

Catalonia starts DNA project to ID Spain war victims

Barcelona - Spain's Catalonia region said Wednesday it had launched the country's first public DNA profiling project to try to identify some of the 114,000 people who disappeared during the nation's civil war and subsequent dictatorship.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Japan, S. Korea strike conciliatory note on war anniversary

Toukyo - Tokyo and Seoul struck a conciliatory note Monday on the anniversary of the end of World War II, with South Korea's president calling for a "future-oriented" relationship and Japan's prime minister denouncing the "horrors of war".

Nagasaki marks 71st atomic bombing anniversary

Toukyo - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Tuesday marked 71 years since its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor lauding a visit by US President Barack Obama to Hiroshima earlier this year.

Spain under bombs: 'Testing ground' for WWII

Benasal - Teenager Angel Bertran had just gone out to work in fields of hazelnut trees when Spain's civil war burst into his small town with the arrival of Nazi bomber planes.It was May 25, 1938.

El Salvador throws out civil war amnesty law

Sansalvador - The Supreme Court in El Salvador has declared unconstitutional an amnesty law that protected perpetrators of crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war.

80 years ago, Spain plunged into civil war

Madrid - Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal.A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship.

From Guernica to slavery, Spanish vet recalls war horrors

Bilbao - Luis Ortiz Alfau was 19 and working at a food warehouse when Spain's civil war began in 1936, as general Francisco Franco led an uprising against a democratically elected Republican government.

UK press condemn Blair' 'arrogance' over Iraq war

London - Tony Blair pleaded with his critics to stop questioning his intentions over Britain's disastrous war in Iraq, after a blistering verdict by the Chilcot inquiry -- but commentators Thursday showed scant sympathy.

Condemned over Iraq, Blair fights for his reputation

London - At times close to tears, former prime minister Tony Blair faced the world's media Wednesday to defend his place in history after the damning findings of Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war.

For Iraqis, British war inquiry changes little

Baghdad - For Iraqis, a British war inquiry criticising former premier Tony Blair means little as, whoever is to blame, they are still suffering the devastating consequences of the 2003 US-led invasion.

Blair voices 'sorrow, regret and apology' after Iraq war report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair voiced "sorrow, regret and apology" after a damning report on the Iraq war Wednesday, but said he did not mislead parliament and did not regret toppling Saddam Hussein.

Rage against Blair as families mourn Iraq war dead

London - As protesters outside bayed for Tony Blair's prosecution, inside the building where John Chilcot delivered his damming Iraq War Inquiry report the father of a dead serviceman delivered his own verdict: "My son died in vain".

Key conclusions from Britain's Iraq war inquiry

London - Britain's Iraq War Inquiry report on Wednesday heavily criticised intelligence, military and political leadership under then prime minister Tony Blair in the run-up to the 2003 invasion and during the conflict.

Blair says he acted in UK's 'best interests' in Iraq war

London - Former prime minister Tony Blair insisted Wednesday he had acted in Britain's "best interests" after the Chilcot inquiry delivered a damning verdict into his handling of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Tony Blair: Leader who could never get past Iraq

London - Tony Blair was one of Britain's most successful prime ministers but his support for the 2003 war in Iraq has overshadowed his achievements in office and his subsequent career as globe-trotting elder statesman.

What's at stake in Britain's Iraq war inquiry

London - The Chilcot inquiry report on Britain's role in the Iraq war could still have significant fallout when it is published Wednesday -- even though it is seven years after the probe was launched.

Iraq war casts long shadow over UK foreign policy

London - Britain's war in Iraq, to be examined in a major report due out Wednesday, instilled a deep sense of distrust towards military intervention that still casts a shadow over foreign policy, analysts say.

Blair defends Iraq war after damning inquiry report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday made a passionate defence of the 2003 war in Iraq, after a long-awaited official inquiry condemned it as woefully executed and based on flawed evidence.
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