DUBAI: Yemen President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year-old iron fisted rule appeared to be tottering Monday as three army generals, including his longtime confidante, joined the mass uprising and deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to protect protestors while Yemen’s top tribal leader also asked the President to step down.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Workers attempting to salvage Japan’s tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear reactor had to be evacuated after smoke was seen billowing in a latest in a series of troubles to hit the moves to stabilise the radiation leaking plant.Read More »
ZAO (JAPAN): Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear complex on Thursday, trying to cool dangerously overheated uranium fuel rods that may be on the verge of spewing more radiation into the atmosphere.Read More »
MANAMA: Continuing a security crackdown, Bahrain’s authorities today arrested six top opposition leaders under the country’s emergency laws, a day after tanks and army personnel overran the protesters camps in the heart of the capital at Pearl Square.Read More »
CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND): Prince William expressed his shock at the devastation in earthquake-hit Christchurch on Thursday after walking amid the rubble to inspect the stricken New Zealand city first hand.Read More »
TOKYO: Japan’s nuclear crisis veered towards a catastrophe today after explosions at two more reactors and a fire rocked the quake-stricken nuclear power plants at Fukushima and the Prime Minister, Mr Naoto Kan warned that radiation levels were now high enough to endanger humans.Read More »
CHICAGO: LeT operative David Headley, a Pakistani-American who has confessed to plotting the Mumbai terror attacks, is likely to be questioned about his “several” girlfriends and wives by lawyers of co-accused Tahawwur Rana at a federal court here.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council was today divided on imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, even though the Arab League has urgently called for the measure after the Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gaddafi’s advancing army regained control of some rebel-held towns.Read More »
MELBOURNE: A 24-year-old Indian student has been found raped and murdered after her body was located stuffed inside a suitcase near a canal in Sydney last week.
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KANAAN (IRAQ): A suicide attacker rammed a truck packed with explosives into an army barracks in Iraq’s Diyala province today, killing at least eleven members of the troops and wounding 14 others, a security official said.
The attack took place at around 6.00 am at an army base at Kanaan, some 70 km northeast of Baghdad, the official said.
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