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Syria braces for ‘Martyrs Week’, general strike in Daraa

NICOSIA – Syria was bracing on Tuesday for a series of demonstrations organised by a Facebook group to mark “Martyrs Week” as the southern town of Daraa held a general strike. “Martyrs Week” is a series of rallies in honour of those killed in security crackdowns on anti-regime demonstrations and is organised by a group calling itself Syrian Revolution 2011.
“We announced (the protests) as peaceful and insist on that,” said a spokesman for the group, which has garnered more than

Massive crowd turns out to bury Yemen ‘martyrs’

SANAA – Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Yemeni capital Sunday for the funerals of some of the 52 people killed in a bloody crackdown on protesters by loyalists of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Around 30 bodies were laid out in neat rows and the square near Sanaa University overflowed with mourners, who massed under tight security and despite a two-day-old state of emergency.
The victims were killed Friday when pro-Saleh gunmen raked demonstrators in the square with

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

Increased compensation sought for Levies’ martyrs

ISLAMABAD: The Standing Committee of the Senate on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) has said that it would recommend to the government that compensation amount, being paid to the families of the Levies force’s martyred soldiers, should be increased as the current compensation amount of Rs 200, 000 was not enough for them.
The committee meeting held on Friday also said that it would make recommendations for an increase in the compensation amount and recruitment of local people

Sindh govt giving plots to martyrs’ families

KARACHI: The Sindh government has allocated lands in different divisions of provincial headquarters, including Karachi, for allotment of plots to the families of army officers and government servants who died in the war against terror.
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has recently approved a summary for earmarking 300 acres of land in Karachi and 100 acres in each divisional headquarter for the families of martyrs.
In pursuance of the decision, the provincial government

Sikhs remember Operation Blue Star martyrs

LAHORE: The Dera Sahab Golden Temple, located just outside the Lahore Fort, saw a large gathering of Sikhs from all over Pakistan.
The Sikhs gathered to remember the atrocities Indian forces committed in 1984 when the Golden Temple in Amritsar was raided and a large number of Sikhs were massacred.
A three-minute silence was maintained to remember those that were killed during Indira Gandhi’s Operation Blue Star and the horrifying ‘Sikh-cleansing’ that took place. During

Sacrifices rendered by Karsaz martyrs will not go in vain: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Paying tribute to the sacrifices of the Karsaz martyrs, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the sacrifices rendered by the Karsaz martyrs will not be in vain and the vision of the late Benazir Bhutto, to make Pakistan a democratic, progressive and prosperous country will be translated into a reality.
He expressed these views while talking to the Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim at the PM’s House on Monday. “This day reminds us that moderate and

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