Contemporary history http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23735/all en Malian Islamists move south toward government forces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Malian military spots Islamist fighters</p> <p>* Raises spectre of new clashes</p> <p>* West African country in crisis since last March</p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in control of<br /> northern Mali pushed south, close to government positions on<br /> Monday, army sources said, raising fears of fresh clashes after<br /> months of tense standoff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Contemporary history Dioncounda Traoré Mali May 23, 2006 Democratic Alliance for Change Person Career Quotation Republics Tuareg Tuareg Rebellion War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:30 +0000 5731434 at http://www.globalpost.com India lashes out at Pakistan after deadly Kashmir encounter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/india-lashes-out-at-pakistan-after-deadly-kashmir-encounter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ashok Pahalwan</p> <p>JAMMU, India, Jan 9 (Reuters) - India slammed arch-rival Pakistan on Wednesday over a firefight in the disputed territory of Kashmir in which two of its soldiers were killed, and said the mutiliation of one of the bodies was "inhuman".</p> <p>Officials said Pakistan's envoy to New Delhi was likely to be summoned during the day to register a protest over Tuesday's incident, in which Pakistani troops crossed the territory's heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) and fired at an Indian army patrol.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/india-lashes-out-at-pakistan-after-deadly-kashmir-encounter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history India–Pakistan relations Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:30:22 +0000 5731977 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-India lashes Pakistan after deadly Kashmir encounter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-3-india-lashes-pakistan-after-deadly-kashmir-encounter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* India summons Pakistan's envoy to lodge "strong protest"</p> <p>* Most serious incursion along de facto border since 2003 ceasefire</p> <p>* Indian foreign minister says escalation must be avoided</p> <p>* Pakistan dismisses Indian allegations as "baseless and unfounded" (Updates throughout)</p> <p>By Ashok Pahalwan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-3-india-lashes-pakistan-after-deadly-kashmir-encounter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history India–Pakistan relations Kashmir conflict Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:00:17 +0000 5731993 at http://www.globalpost.com A grandmother, a new bunker lead to India-Pakistan clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/grandmother-new-bunker-lead-india-pakistan-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A grandmother who slipped across one of the world's most guarded frontiers and a new border post being built in response could have been the catalysts for the worst flare-up between the armies of India and Pakistan since 2003, a newspaper report and a resident said.</p> <p>At least four soldiers, two from each side, have been killed in clashes since last Sunday in disputed Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed enemies are separated by a Line of Control (LoC) set up in 1948.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/grandmother-new-bunker-lead-india-pakistan-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Contemporary history India–Pakistan relations Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:45:24 +0000 5733090 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian, Pakistan soldiers to hold talks on rising Kashmir violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/indian-pakistan-soldiers-hold-talks-rising-kashmir-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arup Roychoudhury and Ashok Pahalwan</p> <p>NEW DELHI/JAMMU, India, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Military officials from India and Pakistan will hold talks on Monday at the Line of Control, which divides disputed Kashmir, in a bid to defuse tensions after a series of deadly attacks in the region, Indian army officials said.</p> <p>Four soldiers were killed last week in the worst outbreak of violence in Kashmir since the nuclear-armed neighbours agreed a ceasefire nearly a decade ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/indian-pakistan-soldiers-hold-talks-rising-kashmir-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history India–Pakistan relations Kashmir Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:43 +0000 5733761 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-India army chief threatens Pakistan over Kashmir killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-3-india-army-chief-threatens-pakistan-over-kashmir-killi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tensions escalate over fighting in Kashmir border area</p> <p>* Army chief says India soldiers will retaliate if provoked</p> <p>* Worst Pakistan, India violence in region since 2003</p> <p>* Each nuclear-armed side blames the other for hostilities</p> <p>By Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-3-india-army-chief-threatens-pakistan-over-kashmir-killi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Contemporary history India–Pakistan relations Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:15 +0000 5734070 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Pakistan protests to India over Kashmir killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-4-pakistan-protests-india-over-kashmir-killing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pakistan says one soldier killed, India says any shots 'retaliation'</p> <p>* India tells UN tougher action needed on terrorism</p> <p>By Katharine Houreld</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Pakistan's army protested to India on Wednesday over the killing of one of its soldiers in Kashmir, the fifth fatality this year in heightened hostilities that have raised concern about violations of the truce between the nuclear-armed neighbours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-4-pakistan-protests-india-over-kashmir-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Contemporary history Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:00:23 +0000 5734985 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-U.S. to lift ban on women in front-line combat jobs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-us-lift-ban-women-front-line-combat-jobs-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Decision to be announced on Thursday</p> <p>* Would be implemented by 2016, adds to Panetta's legacy</p> <p>* Military ended ban on gays, lesbians in 2011 (Adds context on women in combat elsewhere in the world)</p> <p>By David Alexander and Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will formally end its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles, officials said on Wednesday, in a move that could open thousands of fighting jobs to female service members for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-us-lift-ban-women-front-line-combat-jobs-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history Human rights abuses Military history Politics of the United States Security Social Issues United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:24 +0000 5738557 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian forces kill three militants in North Caucasus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-forces-kill-three-militants-north-caucasus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian security forces killed three suspected militants on Friday in a shootout in the North Caucasus, where the government is fighting an Islamist insurgency, authorities said on Friday.</p> <p>Security forces stormed a house where suspected militants were hiding out in the town of Chegem, near the regional capital Nalchik, after the gunmen refused to surrender.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-forces-kill-three-militants-north-caucasus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history Nalchik Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:45:33 +0000 5739552 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Bayern race 11 clear after Mandzukic magic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-bayern-race-11-clear-after-mandzukic-magic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bayern beat Stuttgart 2-0</p> <p>* Bavarians have 11-point lead over Leverkusen (Updates with quotes, details)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Mario Mandzukic scored one goal and created the other as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich pulled 11 points clear of their nearest title rivals with a 2-0 victory at VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.</p> <p>It was their 15th win in 19 league games, taking them up to 48 points as they seek to end a two-season trophy drought.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-bayern-race-11-clear-after-mandzukic-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contemporary history Football in France Football in Germany Fußball-Bundesliga Modern history Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:30:43 +0000 5740230 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suicide blast kills two near Somali president's palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-suicide-bomber-strikes-near-somali-presidential-palace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President was abroad at time of attack, PM safe</p> <p>* Al Shabaab claims strike, warns of more attacks</p> <p>* Bomber infiltrated govt side this month - Shabaab (Adds govt, Shabaab comments)</p> <p>By Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An Islamist militant persuaded Somali government officials he had defected, then walked up to the president's palace compound on Tuesday and blew himself up near the gates, killing at least two soldiers, witnesses and rebels said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-suicide-bomber-strikes-near-somali-presidential-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Contemporary history Irregular military Islam Politics Somali Civil War Somalia War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:30:30 +0000 5740895 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN - Make allies, not kill lists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/column-make-allies-not-kill-lists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(David Rohde is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own)</p> <p>By David Rohde</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Viewers of Thursday's confirmation hearing of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel can be forgiven for thinking they were watching a years-old C-SPAN rerun. The importance of America's intercontinental ballistic missiles dominated initial questioning. Then the war in Iraq was debated. In the end, the issue that most concerned senators from both parties was Hagel's loyalty to Israel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/column-make-allies-not-kill-lists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beret Contemporary history Disaster Iraq–United States relations Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:46:07 +0000 5743255 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Leading Bundesliga scorers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-leading-bundesliga-scorers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading Bundesliga scorers after the weekend matches: </p> <p>14: Mandzukic (Bayern Munich)</p> <p>13: Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lewandowski (Dortmund)</p> <p>12: Meier (Frankfurt)</p> <p>11: Mueller (Bayern Munich), Szalai (Mainz)</p> <p>10: Ibisevic (Stuttgart)</p> <p> 9: Blaszczykowski (Dortmund), Petersen (Werder Bremen)</p> <p> 8: Biram Diouf (Hanover), Reus (Dortmund), Rudnevs (Hamburg)</p> <p> 7: Aigner (Frankfurt), Dost (Wolfsburg), Goetze (Dortmund), Huszti (Hanover), Son (Hamburg)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-leading-bundesliga-scorers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history Fußball-Bundesliga Germany AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:00:43 +0000 5744703 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. urges lifting of UN arms embargo on Somalia-envoys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/us-urges-lifting-un-arms-embargo-somalia-envoys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The United States is urging fellow members of the U.N. Security Council to agree to demands by the government in Mogadishu to lift the arms embargo on Somalia, which has been in place for the past 21 years, U.N. diplomats said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/us-urges-lifting-un-arms-embargo-somalia-envoys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history International relations Military history Politics Social Issues United Nations War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:30:04 +0000 5747033 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. urges lifting of UN arms embargo on Somalia-envoys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-us-urges-lifting-un-arms-embargo-somalia-envoys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds U.S. official, diplomats; paragraphs 6-7, 17)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The United States is urging fellow members of the U.N. Security Council to agree to demands by the government in Mogadishu to lift the arms embargo on Somalia, which has been in place for the past 21 years, U.N. diplomats said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-us-urges-lifting-un-arms-embargo-somalia-envoys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history International relations Military history Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:30:58 +0000 5747055 at http://www.globalpost.com