KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian high court Tuesday fixed January 17 to hear the application of former Sgt N Tharmendran challenging his detention.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: A close aide of the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari has ruled out the possibility of the Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani being asked to seek a vote of confidence in the wake of the Pakistan People’s Party-led coalition being reduced to a minority in Parliament.Read More »
SYDNEY: Australia’s military declared victory on Monday in its race to provision the 75,000 people of Rockhampton ahead of floods that by mid-week could isolate the east-coast city from the rest of waterlogged Queensland.Read More »
TEHRAN: Iran’s nuclear power plant is to be connected to the national electricity network in February, one month later than stated earlier, the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation chief, Mr Ali-Akbar Salehi said.Read More »
BEIJING: China has claimed a breakthrough in extracting uranium and plutonium from spent fuel, saying this would enable the country to run its nuclear power plants for three thousand years with existing uranium resources.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India cannot afford a war, the Pakistani Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, stressing that dialogue is the only way to resolve outstanding issues between the nuclear-armed neighbours.Read More »
MOSCOW: A Russian passenger jet carrying 125 people burst into flames just before take-off on a runway at a Siberian airport in the country’s Far North, killing at least three persons, including a child, and injuring over 40 others.Read More »
MONTREAL: The Canadian Prime Minister, Mr Stephen Harper on Saturday congratulated Ms Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first woman to become president, calling her inauguration an “important event.”Read More »
CAIRO: Egyptian newspapers warned on Sunday that “civil war” could break out unless Christians and Muslims close ranks after a deadly attack on a Coptic church that triggered angry protests.
The authorities said that a suicide bomber blew himself up outside Al-Qiddissin church in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria early on New Year’s Day, killing 21 people and wounding 79 others.
DUBAI: Seventeen Indians, who were sentenced to death in March this year, received a big reprieve ahead of the New Year when an appeals court judge overturned their sentences yesterday.Read More »