ABIBJAN: Heavy fighting broke out near the residence of Mr Laurent Gbagbo overnight in what a resident today described as a possible final assault on Ivory Coast’s strongman.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: The Japanese Premier, Mr Naoto Kan today favoured decommissioning the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant as radiation seeping into sea from the crippled facility tested 4,385 times higher than the legal limit, amid mounting pressure on the government to expand the evacuation zone.Read More »
LONDON: In the first defection by a key aide of the Libyan leader, Mr Muammar Gaddafi to West, the Foreign Minister, Mr Moussa Koussa arrived unexpectedly in Britain and the Foreign Secretary, Mr William Hague declared that the Libyan regime was “crumbling from within”.Read More »
DHAKA: Bangladesh is mulling limiting the President’s sweeping powers to declare emergency and promulgate key ordinances under caretaker governments which are installed every five years to conduct general elections.Read More »
BANGKOK: MORE than 200 Australian travellers have been stranded in southern Thailand as mudslides and floodwaters claimed more than a dozen lives in eight provinces.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japanese government today blasted the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant for its “absolutely unacceptable” mistake of giving an extremely high radiation reading, as engineers battled to contain the country’s worst atomic crisis.Read More »
AMMAN: Jordan’s Lower House has said it absolutely rejects calls see King downgrading constitutional authorities of King Abdullah II.
Stating the king receives his powers from the constitution, the 120-member lower house Sunday said it will work to ensure that the king remains “powerful” to preserve the Jordanian identity and the constitution, Xinhua reported.
CIUDAD JUAREZ (MEXICO): Authorities in Mexico’s Chihuahua state along the US border have announced preventive health measures to stanch a return of an H1N1 epidemic after four people recently died of the virus.Read More »
KABUL: A team of suicide bombers shot their way into the compound of a road construction company in eastern Afghanistan and detonated a truck loaded with explosives, killing 20 people and wounding about 50, the Afghan government said today.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani will travel to Mohali to watch the India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final March 30, it was announced on Sunday, following an invitation from the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh who unleashed cricket diplomacy to ease persistent tensions between the two countries.Read More »