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Category: World News

Massacre victims found as Ivory Coast standoff continues

ABIDJAN(IVORY COAST): The Ivory Coast’s internationally recognised President, Mr Alassane Ouattara enforced a blockade today around his rival Mr Laurent…

Massive earthquake jolts Japan again

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japan’s quake-devastated northeast was shaken again by a massive 7.4 magnitude temblor, triggering a tsunami alert, as engineers at…

Gaddafi paid millions to US firms to polish his global image

BOSTON: The Libya’s strongman, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was spending over USD 3 million annually to mount a secret media campaign…

Hopes fade for 150 Libya boat people lost at sea

ITALY: The search goes on for some 150 African refugees fleeing Libya, whose boat capsized in the middle of the…

Saleh to step down under mediation deal by Gulf nations

SAANA: The Yemen’s embattled President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh is to step down under a mediation deal worked out by…

NRIs in Canada throw weight behind Anna Hazare

TORONTO: Non-resident Indians in Canada have come out in support of the Gandhian leader, Mr Anna Hazare for his fast…

New immigration rules to hit Indian professionals in UK

LONDON: Several Indian professionals will be adversely affected by Britain’s new immigration rules that come into effect tomorrow as part…

Yunus loses final appeal against sacking in Bangladesh SC

DHAKA: Bangladesh Supreme Court today rejected Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus’ final appeal against a central bank order sacking him from…

Than Shwe retires as Myanmar military chief

YANGON: Myanmar strongman Than Shwe, who ruled with an iron fist for almost two decades, has retired as head of…

Gaddafi’s sons propose a transition to democratic setup

TRIPOLI/WASHINGTON: Hundreds of rebel fighters were pulled out by sea as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were on the verge of overrunning…