MALE: India on Sunday said the Maldives can count on it as a sincere friend and the two countries can work together to tackle challenges like terrorism, piracy and drug trafficking to maintain peace and stability, amid China’s efforts to gain foothold in the region.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: At least 15 people were killed and six others injured Sunday when a van they were travelling in was targeted with a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s troubled northwest.Read More »
NEW YORK: Leading US dailies have described India’s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail and aviation as “biggest economic reforms” in two decades, while apprehending these proposals pose a “big political risk” for the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led UPA government.Read More »
MOSCOW: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic in a burial-at-sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, NASA said.
Armstrong, who died on August 25 aged 82, was honoured with a bugler and a rifle salute Friday.
UNITED NATIONS: The UNSC has expressed deep concern over a series of attacks against Western embassies across the Arab world over a film deemed offensive to Islam, even as a top UN official asked people not to give publicity to the “malicious and deliberately provocative” movie.Read More »
MOSCOW: Russian opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov was ousted from parliament Friday over charges he said were “payback” for his involvement in anti-Kremlin protests.Read More »
SAN'AA (YEMEN): Several thousand protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen's capital, Sanaa on Thursday. The protesters were on the embassy's grounds but did not enter the building housing the offices.Read More »
LOS ANGELES: The anti-Muslim film implicated in mob protests against US diplomatic missions in the Mideast received logistical help from a man once convicted of financial crimes and featured actors who complained that their inflammatory dialogue was dubbed in after filming.Read More »
LONDON: As debate continues in India about using laws drawn up during the 'Raj' – such as applying the sedition act to a cartoonist – Britain is in the process of scrapping as many as 38 acts related to Indian Railways that were enacted between 1849 and 1942.Read More »
CAIRO: Violence returned to Cairo streets today as Egypt's police clashed with a stone and bottle throwing crowd protesting outside the US embassy in Cairo against a film deemed as offensive to Islam.Read More »