Kashmiris march to UN office Tens of thousands of Muslims took to the streets of Indian Kashmir's main city yesterday to demand that the United Nations recognize the Himalayan region's right to self-determination. Security was tight as a mass of people marched towards a local U.N. office, in defiance of official warnings against holding the rally in revolt-hit Srinagar, which remained tense after deadly clashes last week.
SRINGAR - Agence France-Presse
Ukraine's presidency accused PM
Yulia Tymoshenko of treason yesterday and hinted that she sided with Russia. An administration official, Andri Kyslynsky offered no proof, but pointed out the suspicions, centered on Tymoshenko's silence over the Russian invasion of Georgia. He also said that the PM was seeking Kremlin's support ahead of a bid for Ukraine's presidency election.
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Suicide attack kills nine in Afghanistan
A suicide car bomb blew up yesterday outside a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine civilian laborers, as the country marked Independence Day under the shadow of extremist attacks. It came amid massive heightened security as Afghanistan marked Independence Day, commemorating its final defeat of the British army in 1919.
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
Thailand, Cambodia to resume border talks
Border talks topped the agenda yesterday for Thai and Cambodian foreign ministers in a bid to find a lasting solution to a lingering territorial dispute that brought the two neighbors close to an armed clash. On July 28, the foreign ministers agreed to withdraw their troops from the disputed area near the 11th century Preah Vihear temple.
PHNOM PENH - The Associated Press
Abducted aid workers in Somalia
A World Food Program employee and his driver abducted in Somalia last week have been killed, their relatives said yesterday after they found their bodies. Gunmen kidnapped the two late Friday in Dinsor town, around 350 kilometers (210 miles) west of Mogadishu, while a third who escaped said the gunmen opened fire and expressed fear his colleagues would survive.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse