Two soldiers dead in wave of Thai south attacks

Thai security forces inspect the site of a roadside bomb attack on an armoured vehicle by suspected separatist militants which killed two soldiers and injured six in Thailand's restive southern province of Pattani. Photo: AFP

Two soldiers were killed and six security officers wounded as insurgents mounted dozens of coordinated bombing, shooting and arson attacks in Thailand’s deep south, police said on Thursday.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 2:49pm

Guantanamo bay prisoners on hunger strike over Korans

A guard tower overlooks the northeast gate at US Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Photo: Reuters

Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay camp have launched a hunger strike to protest at interference with their personal effects, including Korans, their lawyers and prison officials said.

13 Mar 2013 - 4:39am

Pakistan Christians close schools to protest over riot

Pakistani Christians chant slogans during a demonstration demanding the government rebuild their homes after they were burned down following an alleged blasphemy incident in eastern Pakistan's Lahore. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistani Christians closed missionary schools on Monday in protest after a Muslim mob torched more than 100 Christian homes following allegations of blasphemy.

The schools are considered among the best in Pakistan and are extremely popular with wealthy Muslim families, with pupils taught in English in a disciplined and effective learning environment.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:23pm