civil war

Lawyers say plagiarism claims over ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ are unfounded

On October 4, this year’s Booker Prize winning author Shehan Karunatilaka posted on his social media that a claim has been made by a “journalist from Colombo” that the idea for his novel, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida was “stolen”.

A brief encounter with awakening: Revisiting Anuk Arudpragasam’s ‘The Story of a Brief Marriage’

The Story of A Brief Marriage (2016) focuses on portraying the intricacies of alienation and uncertainty through the story of Dinesh, who has survived  the Sri Lankan civil war. 

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / Anuk Arudpragasam's 'A Passage North': Requiem for the textures of time, violent and tender

Sand, water, memory—the grainy, elusive grace they share pervades the experiences making up Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam’s second novel, A Passage North (Hamish Hamilton, 2021), shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize.

Unidentified gunman kills 9 football fans in South Sudan

At least nine people are killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan's capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman open fire on people watching a football match on television at the weekend.

IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

UN expands Syria aid amid truce

The UN says it plans to deliver aid to about 150,000 Syrians in besieged areas over the next five days amid a partial truce in the country's civil war.

Radicalisation of Bangladeshi workers dates back to 2013

In April 2013, terrorist group Islamic State announced it would expand its operations beyond Iraq as the civil war in Syria worsened. That same year, a group of Bangladeshi construction workers in Singapore began a closed religious study group to discuss these conflicts that involved Muslims, and whether they should take up arms.

Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

US states say no to Syrian refugees

More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome due to security fears after the Paris attacks.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies.

September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015

Nato warns on Russian role in Syria

US and Nato express concern over reports that Russia is increasing its military presence in Syria.

March 22, 2015
March 22, 2015

Yemen president appeals for ‘UN intervention’

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi accuses the Iranian-allied Houthi on Saturday of staging a coup against him and appeals to the United Nations for “urgent intervention”, even as the United States evacuated its remaining forces

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