TEHRAN: The Iranian government has hanged dozens of drug traffickers in the first month of 2011 and vowed to pursue its anti-drug trafficking campaign. The latest one to be hanged was an Iranian-Dutch woman.Read More »
WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Indian students, duped by a California-based “sham” university, are frantically knocking at the doors of colleges begging for admission in their desperate attempt to save their academic careers and avoid deportation back home.Read More »
CAIRO: Activists trying to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak set fire to buildings in the eastern city of Suez overnight and played cat-and-mouse with police on a third day of protests against his 30-year rule.Read More »
MOSCOW: Security forces are searching for an ethnic Russian member of a North Caucasus Islamist group suspected of involvement in the Moscow airport bombing which killed 35, a leading daily reported thursday.
Monday’s suicide attack in the arrival hall of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport bore the hallmarks of Islamist insurgents from the North Caucasus, on Russia’s southern flank. No group has claimed responsibility, which left some 130 injured.
BAGHDAD: A car bomb exploded at a funeral in a Shi’ite part of the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 35 people, wounding dozens and triggering clashes between angry residents and police, health and security sources said.Read More »
COPENHAGEN: A Danish court Thursday extended the detention of three men charged with plotting to attack a Danish newspaper whose 2005 publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad stirred Muslim outrage around the world.Read More »
DAVOS: Rising prices are a cause for concern not only in India, but globally, with CEOs and economists gathered here for the annual World Economic Forum meet warning that spiralling inflation and unemployment could hurt global economic growth.Read More »
LONDON: As part of its continuing efforts to cut costs, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Wednesday announced that its Hindi radio service available on short wave will cease from March, besides the closure of five World Service language services.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: India has suggested a five step anti-piracy action plan to combat the menace in the Indian Ocean where Somali pirates are attacking ships and demanding millions of dollars as ransom money.Read More »
CAIRO: In a Tunisia-inspired demonstration, thousands of Egyptian protesters took to streets to demand an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak and clashed with riot security forces, as unprecedented anti-government rallies nationwide claimed three lives.Read More »