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State Of Emergency: Civilians Among Dead In Nigeria Offensive-AlJazeera

Al Jazeera obtains exclusive footage of army’s battle against Boko Haram, with women and children shown among the dead. read more

Kabul bomb leaves three civilians dead as Afghan forces take over security from Nato

A large bomb has killed three civilians in western Kabul this morning, shortly before the international military coalition officially passed responsibility for the security of Afghanistan to national forces. Related Stories At least three killed in Kabul bombing as Nato hands back military responsibility to Afghan army At least three killed in Kabul bombing as Nato hands back security lead to …

MNDF Southern Area medevacs critical patient at Fuvahmulah

MNDF Southern Area has medevaced a critical patient at Fuvahmulah Hospital to S.Gan via “Rehendhi” Helicopter. The patient is Ahmed Muslim of “Dhandimagu vai ge” of Fuvahmulah and is the victim of a knife attack which occurred yesterday evening at Fuvahmulah Island, he was medevaced around 0240hrs upon request of the Fuvahmulah Hospital.

Chinese top leader Mr. Li Changchun visits Maldives

-Abdul Latheef Mr. Li Changchun.

Political Generals guilty, finally

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment on Friday said it has been established that an election cell was set up to stop the PPP from winning the 1990 elections and directed the government to take action against all the civil and military characters involved in the rigging. Only a day before, Brigadier Muhammad Amir Military Secretary to President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also …

Import duty on certain food items increased in Sri Lanka

Jun 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka government announced today that the import taxes on a number of food items have been increased with effect from June 21.

New Greek Government to Seek Bailout Relief

The new Greek government is moving quickly to win Europe’s approval for easing the terms of its financial bailout. Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, a partner in the fledgling coalition government, said the meeting of the continent’s finance ministers on Thursday in Luxembourg “will be the first big battle” on revising the $168 billion bailout Greece secured earlier this year

No More Amnesty for Uganda’s LRA

Government’s decision to delete clause granting reprieve to former combatants could be a backward step in combating the rebel force. Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence

Fukushima: Return to the disaster zone

The journey to Fukushima Daiichi begins at the border of the 12-mile exclusion zone that surrounds the ruined nuclear complex, beyond which life has frozen in time. Weeds reclaim the…

Cocky Akhilesh Yadav stings Rahul Gandhi

Addressing an election rally, the SP star campaigner claimed there were signs of a Samajwadi victory and this was making “some leaders” angry — so angry that they could soon be jumping off podiums.

China paper says West stirs civil war in Syria

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – A leading Chinese newspaper accused Western countries on Monday of stirring civil war in Syria, where police and militia patrols clamped down on a district of the capital to prevent new demonstrations

Balochistan resolution has no legal force

The Balochistan resolution presented in the US Congress on Friday is not a piece of legislation and will have no legal force even if it is adopted, although this seems

Sunday newspaper round-up: Lehman, Tax cuts, North Sea, Iran

LONDON (SHARECAST) – George Osborne came under pressure from three sides today to put tax cuts at the heart of next month’s Budget. Nick Clegg sought to sharpen dividing lines

Germany president row shakes Merkel’s coalition

BERLIN, Feb 20 — Angela Merkel’s conservatives accused their coalition partner on Monday of a “massive breach of trust” in backing opposition candidate Joachim Gauck for the German presidency, a move which forced the …

China paper says West stirring civil war in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) – China’s main newspaper accused Western countries of stirring civil war in Syria and two Iranian warships docked at a Syrian naval base, underscoring rising international tensions over the near year-long crisis.

Speaker retraces Iraq, Afghanistan wars

By: Crystal Ledford A North Georgia College & State University dean discussed the historical events leading up to the United States’ exit from Afghanistan and Iraq during a lecture Thursday night.Christopher Jespersen, who heads the School of Arts and Letters, presented the talk to a…

US officials tie terror group to Syrian bombings

Top U.S. intelligence officials pointed to al-Qaida in Iraq on Thursday as the likely culprit behind recent bombings in Syria, the deadliest attacks against the Syrian government in the 11-month uprising. Though the U.S. has called for…

Fas-A-Fas » UN peacekeepers not about to leave Haiti – Aljazeera …

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A bas Kolera, a bas Minista,– Creole for “down with cholera, down with MINUSTAH,” the United Nation peacekeeping force in Haiti – can be seen spray-painted across Port-au-Prince. One national …

Escalating crisis

Diplomacy and threats fail to resolve tensions between Egypt and the US over pro-democracy NGOs, reports Doaa El-Bey

Strike unjustifiable in medical sector: Supreme Court

Supreme Court (SC) Lahore Registry Monday heard suo motu case regarding the strike by the doctors; the court also took notice of the situation regarding the medicines in markets. A three-judge bench comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Mian Saqib Nisar …

Sri Lanka to auction massive gem land found in Southern Province for mining

Feb 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to auction a land that has recently caught attention due to a massive gem deposit found in it.

Lin shines as Knicks rebound to beat Mavs

The New York Knicks rebounded from their first loss of Jeremy Lin’s magical run to defeat the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Sunday. Just two days after committing a season-high nine turnovers in a loss to New Orleans, …

US counterterror adviser pledges support for Yemen

Yemen’s state news agency says the U.S. administration’s top counterterrorism adviser has pledged Washington’s support for the country’s new president after upcoming elections.

The Conversation: A nation at odds with itself – and U.S.

Torn by conflicting influences, including mistrust of U.S. motives, Pakistanis feel they deserve more respect.

India Ink: Mumbai Voters Skeptical of Promises to Revive City

Maharashtra State’s chief minister couldn’t convince Mumbai voters that his party would rejuvenate the city.

The Lede Blog: Online, an Outpouring of Respect for Shadid

As news spread of the death of Times reporter Anthony Shadid, Mr. Shadid’s fellow journalists took to Twitter to express their admiration.

Bahrain protests pushing retailers out of business

Shop and restaurant owners say business has slumped amid the ongoing violence

Judge Constitutional Court in its context

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is clearly sceptical of the judiciary; that is not unexpected – in many democracies the executive is sceptical of the judiciary and ours is no exception.

Sunbeam Theatre lease renewed

The Home Affairs Bureau today welcomed Sunbeam Theatre’s lease renewal, which will allow the Chinese opera venue to continue operating.The bureau said the Government will continue liaising with …

Pendleton misses medals as Guo stuns Meares

China’s Guo Shuang stunned Australia’s Anna Meares 2-0 in the women’s sprint final at the World Cup Olympic test event, marked by Victoria Pendleton’s failure to medal here Saturday. Featuring the podium finishers in Beijing four …

Death toll rises to 358 in Honduras prison fire

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran doctor says another man has died from injuries suffered the worst prison fire in a century, bringing the death toll to 358. Plastic surgery chief Dr. Juan Carlos Funez says 24-…

Honduran inmates tell of horror as hundreds die

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — Jose Enrique Guevara woke up to screams and a flash of heat from the fire about to engulf his prison bunk bed. As flames devoured men around him and tore at his back, Guevara bolted for a corner, seeking to escape the…

House Republicans seek more documents in Solyndra probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers alleged on Friday that the Energy Department used a loan guarantee to a massive rooftop solar project as part of a last-ditch effort to bail out Solyndra, a solar panel maker that later failed.

US man tries to evict 98-year-old mom on birthday

A woman whose son served her with eviction papers on her 98th birthday is fighting his efforts to remove her from her home.

Top editor at Murdoch's Sun tabloid attacks UK police probe, takes swipe at Murdoch team

LONDON – Is Rupert Murdoch’s bestselling newspaper in open revolt?

Putin May Copy U.K.’s 5 Billion-Pound Windfall Tax on State Asset Sales

Russia may follow the example of a 5 billion-pound ($7.9 billion) one-time windfall tax imposed on privatized utilities in the U.K. in 1997, the head of the country’s budget watchdog said.

A year on, Morocco's democracy movement founders

Morocco’s pro-democracy February 20 movement spearheaded the country’s version of the Arab Spring and sent the centuries-old monarchy scrambling to reform. Now, a year after its birth, the youth-led group appears to have lost its way.

Malaysia detains Saudi accused of prophet insult

Malaysian police say they have detained a Saudi journalist who apparently fled his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter.

Malaysia deports Saudi over a tweet

Malaysian authorities on Sunday deported a young Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter, a police official said. The move came despite concerns from rights groups that he may be persecuted at home

Summit or no summit?

Though Iraq’s beleaguered government still says that Baghdad is set to host an Arab summit meeting next month, lingering political and sectarian conflicts and regional turmoil are making such a meeting appear a distant prospect.

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