The opponents of the regime of Bashar al-Assad were extremely dissatisfied with the outcome of the visit to Damascus of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov.
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The U.S. State Department said it wants Egypt’s government to clarify reports that 19 Americans are among 43 people to be prosecuted in Cairo in an investigation of non-governmental organizations.
Testimony at an inquest into the death of one of Zimbabwe’s most powerful men has ended with the court refusing appeals from his family for his body to be…
Sri Lanka appoints cabinet sub-committee to monitor implementation of Human Rights Action Plan proposals
Feb 10, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has decided to appoint a Cabinet Sub-Committee to monitor the process of speedy implementation of the proposals in the country’s Human Rights Action Plan.
The United Nations Security Council held a vote on a resolution to formally condemn Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for his crackdowns against the protests being organized by opposition groups. 13 of
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka will hold the 4th International Footwear and Leather Fair 2012 at the BMICH in Colombo from February 10 to 12, 2012.
Bloomberg Obama Advisers Revising U.S. Economic Outlook to Signal Greater Job Growth Bloomberg President Barack Obama’s advisers have grown more confident about US economic growth this year, revising their …
The ousted president of the Maldives claimed yesterday he had been forced out at gun-point and said he would fight to regain his position. He accused the vice president – the man who sworn in to replace him – of helping plot the coup that overthrew
Egypt’s military-backed prime minister said today his country will not halt its crackdown on foreign-funded nonprofit groups despite what he called threats by Western
Serbia: 5 guards suspected of helping attempted prison break by dangerous inmates
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday urged U.S. federal authorities to quickly hand over evidence collected in their lengthy probe into seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and doping in American
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is readying plans for parliamentary votes on a bailout for Greece as soon as next week while Greek political leaders struggle for consensus on terms of the
Feb 08, Colombo: Hundreds of activists of Sri Lanka’s main opposition political parties joined together in capital Colombo to stage a protest today, to demand the government to release the imprisoned former Army Commander
The bitterly cold weather sweeping Britain and the rest of Europe has been linked by scientists with the ice-free seas of the Arctic, where global warming is
Arctic weather continued to cause chaos across Europe this weekend, with more than 220 people reported dead as a result of the cold spell. Eastern Europe was worst hit with temperatures dropping as low as -37C. Authorities in 27 Serbian municipalities were forced to declare a state …
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TOV Vetrianye Parki Ukrainy, a Ukrainian energy company, is studying building $1.3 billion of wind-power plants in Crimea, Ekonomicheskie Izvestia reported, citing the region’s Fuel, Energy and Innovation Department
Jan. 31 — How do the newly elected leaders of Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood embrace change and stay on the good side of the U.S. — the country’s major benefactor, yet stay true to their identity?
As a debt-crisis remedy eludes European leaders, Britain is readying its economic defenses amid warnings of “potentially cataclysmic” consequences for the country if the euro breaks apart.
So let’s get the elephant out of the room first. Irish actor and playwright Neil Watkins’ Fringe Festival tour de force has a title distinctly out of place in Western Australia’s family newspaper, hardly a line in it I could quote in this piece.
Anthony Hemstad, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Tacoma, reported Thursday that the center has added three members to its board of directors. They are:
The coldest night of winter so far left the majority of Britain blanketed in snow as temperatures dropped to -12C.
Feb 05, Colombo: The regulations on the structure of fees levied on vehicles that commute on the Southern Expressway are to be taken up for debate in the Sri Lankan Parliament this week.
Feb 05, Jaffna: Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Group has started a Rs. 700 million project to build star class hotel in the Northern city of Jaffna.
Turkey’s ties with Iran are under growing strain as the countries split on sectarian lines over Middle East conflicts, depriving the Islamic republic of an ally against western nuclear pressure.
Tens of thousands of Russians have flooded Moscow city centre to demand an end to Vladimir Putin’s rule.
Iran launched its third satellite into space on Feb. 3. The satellite is called Navid-e Elm-o Sanat, which translates as “Herald of Science and Industry”
Feb 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Embilipitiya Paper Mill officially starts operations today under a new management.
In our pursuit of the luxury trades, many essential but less glamorous jobs have been overlooked or forgotten Blood tests must be among the easiest procedures in …
A quiet Danish town of Odense, the birthplace of the great storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, is close to becoming the arena for clashes between natives and immigrants from Muslim countries.
Russia has lost $4 billion due to the loss of arms contracts with Libya as a result of the UN’s arms shipments embargo.
The right is outraged by India awarding a fighter jet contract to the French, but it is this arrogance that damages our relationship “What on earth do they know about cricket and curries,” was …
Athens-based newspaper Kathimerini’s English twitter feed has proved a prime source of breaking news about the euro crisis. But we have to say—it’s just getting depressing.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
JERUSALEM: UN chief Ban Ki-moon pressed Israel on Wednesday to do more to get flagging Mideast peace efforts back on track, calling for a halt in West Bank settlement construction and urging the Israelis to submit …
Even a watered-down U.N. Security Council resolution will put pressure on the Syrian government, Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby told CNN Thursday, ahead of renewed talks
Around 200,000 homes at risk from flooding may face problems getting insurance from next year, the industry warned today.
Japan Inc. is suffering and the supply chain is bearing the cost.
Libya has almost left the news…U.S. troops arrived in Brega, under the supposed pretext of creating “stability” and “security.” The agency Press TV reports that in reality, these U.S. troops are …