Separatism

Catalonia the Big Challenge for Spain’s Sanchez, Economists Say

The separatist challenge in Catalonia is the most important issue for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as his new government starts to administer Spain, …

Budget Deficit

Militants say they were behind attack in India's northeast

An insurgent separatist group has claimed responsibility for a weekend attack in India's remote northeast that left four Indian paramilitary soldiers …

Extremism

At RSS weekly’s event at journalism college, Shujaat Bukhari paper labelled ‘separatist’

<b>The Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief, shot dead this week, was an ardent advocate of dialogue to resolve the decades-long conflict in the Valley.</b><p><b>New</b> …

India

Demonstrators protest arrest of Armenian parliament member

Hundreds of supporters of an Armenian lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of illegally storing firearms and explosives are protesting outside the …

Nagorno-Karabakh

Separatist leaders condemn journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s murder, militant outfits blame India

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq described Bukhari as ‘an erudite intellectual, a fearless journalist and above all a selfless human’.<p>Separatist …

India News

CIA document tags VHP and Bajrang Dal as militant religious outfits

<b>The CIA’s World Factbook calls the RSS a ‘nationalist’ body; also on the list is the Hurriyat Conference under the separatist groups tag.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> …

Separatism

TN man booked for ‘separatist’ Facebook post, evades arrest

The Kumbakonam police have registered a case against a man for sharing an offensive post on Facebook.<p>The police is on the look-out for Silambarasan …

India

Ukraine, Russia Fail to Agree on UN Peacekeeping Mission

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Berlin to discuss the implementation of a fragile ceasefire.

Russia

PDP hits out at Farooq Abdullah for reportedly cautioning separatist from entering into dialogue with Centre

Srinagar, Jun 11: Hitting out at NC president Farooq Abdullah over his reported statement cautioning separatists against entering into a dialogue …

Pakistan

Ukraine accuses soccer team of 'supporting separatism'

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday it would investigate possible separatist activities in a team of ethnic Hungarian soccer players from Ukraine who won a tournament billed as an alternative to the World Cup in Russia.<p>The tournament run by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations …

Russia

5 shot dead in home invasion in southern Thailand

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say five men have been shot dead in southern Thailand, the latest killings in a region plagued by insurgency for more than a decade.<p>Police in Yala province said the five were shot dead about 1 a.m. Monday as they were meeting at the home of one of the victims. Police …

Home Invasion

Nearly 200,000 protest for Basque right to secede from Spain

Last month, the armed separatist organisation, ETA, announced it was disbanding, creating space for peaceful campaigners to take up the secession movement.<p>Nearly 200,000 people have lined roads across the Basque region, calling for the right to decide whether they remain part of Spain.<p>The event may …

European News

Iran Kills 6 Terrorism Suspects near Iraqi Border: Report

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard have killed six terrorism suspects near the border …

Middle East

SCO leaders make joint appeal to youth against terror

India and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday adopted a Joint Appeal to Youth under which they would organise …

World Leaders

Spanish minister calls for constitutional reform in wake of Catalan separatist push

But the socialist-led government will have a hard time succeeding in such a task as it requires a super-majority. The rise of a Socialist leader in …

Europe

NATO eastern flank members pledge closer ties, citing Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nine NATO nations on the alliance's eastern flank pledged Friday to cooperate more to increase their security in light of what …

Russia

Gunmen kill 8 laborers in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says unknown gunmen have shot dead eight people and injured one in an insurgency-hit part of southwestern Pakistan.<p>Senior police officer Bashir Brohi said Sunday the victims were laborers from eastern Punjab province who were abducted and shot …

Pakistan

Two Alleged Militants Killed In Russia's Ingushetia

Russian authorities said two alleged militants have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in the North Caucasus region of Ingushetia.

Russia

DNA Edit: Rajnath's call for dialogue, peace must be paid heed to

In May when stone-pelting mobs injured a schoolboy and a tourist, there was a massive outrage in Kashmir calling for stringent punishment for wanton …

Pakistan

Rajnath taunts Kashmir separatists

Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday taunted Kashmiri separatist leaders for praising their own children on their academic …

Pakistan

Putin warns Ukraine against military action in east during World Cup

Zakhar Prilepin, a Russian writer who advises rebels in the Russian-backed, separatist Donetsk region, asked Putin to comment during a televised call-in about the possibility of Ukraine launching military action.<p>"I hope that there won't be any provocations but, if it happens, I think it would have …

Russia

Yasin Malik rubishes reports about meeting PDP leaders

Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kahsmir separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday trashed media reports that he had met leaders of …

India

Hurriyat hardliner Geelani rules out meeting with Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma

Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani has ruled out a meeting with the Centre’s Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, saying …

India

Corporate Alliance

The Corporate Alliance was one of the galaxy’s powerful trade guilds, led in the final years of the Republic by the Koorivar Passel Argente. The …

Clone Wars

Govt, Hurriyat may talk in renewed peace push in Jammu and Kashmir

The ground is being laid for a meeting between the Centre’s special representative to Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, and the separatist …

Pakistan

Mirwaiz says youths can question Kashmiri separatists

Srinagar, June 5 (IANS) Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday defended a youth who questioned the bona fides of separatist leaders in …

Pakistan

Can Spain Find a Path to Political Stability?

Call it the revenge of the separatists. At the end of last week, Spain’s leading nationalist-regionalist parties, the Basque Nationalist Party and …

Europe

Spain ends direct rule in Catalonia

MADRID—Spain lifted direct rule in Catalonia on Saturday after regional government leaders were sworn in, concluding an unprecedented attempt by …

Europe

'Hurriyat's separatism about convenience, not conviction', slams MoS PMO Jitendra Singh on explosive 'Kashmir vs Hurriyat video'

Hack:<p>MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the youth of Kashmir have seen through the duplicity of the Hurriyat<br>• The minister's views came as a …

Pakistan

Madrid gives green light to new Catalan separatist govt

MADRID (AFP) -<p>Spain gave its green light Friday to a new separatist executive in Catalonia that does not include jailed or exiled former ministers, paving the way for Madrid to end direct rule over the region.<p>The central government last month recognised the powers of newly-elected Catalan president …

Europe