With the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations beginning a hearing on human rights abuses in Balochistan, could Pakistan’s resource-rich largest province be the next target of “humanitarian intervention”?
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Three governments in less than a year: Reem Leila looks back at 12 months in which forming a cabinet seemed like a frenetic version of the children’s game musical chairs
Government concessions for essential transport services, private buses to strike against fuel price hike
Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has announced that concessions will be given to essential transport services in the country to maintain the services without any interruption due to the fuel price hike that goes into effect from midnight Saturday.
Diageo’s chief executive, Paul Walsh, has weighed into the row over the growing “anti-business” sentiment in Britain, warning the Coalition it has to be “very mindful” about the mixed …
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who irked business leaders with his criticism of China when he took power six years ago, is now winning plaudits for seeking deeper ties with Asia’s biggest economy.
Asian stock markets dropped Friday after Europe’s finance ministers demanded more spending cuts from Greece before clearing a euro130 billion ($170 billion) bailout to stave off the country’s bankruptcy.Benchmark …
DUBLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s Etihad isinterested in holding talks with the Irish government over thesale of its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus, the MiddleEast airline’s Chief Executive James …
JOHANNESBURG — South African politicians push to model its economic plan after that of its biggest trading partner in 2011, China. read more
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan and the breakaway nation of South Sudan are locked in an exceedingly dangerous game of brinkmanship over billions of gallons of oil, seizing tankers, shutting down wells and imperiling the tenuous, American-backed peace that has held — just barely — between the two countries …
“Commitment must be honoured even if it is not your actual date of birth,” the SC said and made it clear that his plea on date of birth is “bonafide”.
The 25 January Revolution has undoubtedly brought changes to Al-Azhar, but in the absence of further steps these are likely to remain cosmetic, writes Gihan Shahine
The Police have said that the belongings of former President Nasheed who resigned yesterday include, large amounts liquor bottles and evidence of the use of hash oil (a product of cannabis or ganja). The Police did not …
Feb 10, Islamabad: Sri Lanka and Pakistan aim to expand the bilateral trade between the two countries to reach US$ 2 billion from the current US$ 375 million in the next three years.
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.
While Ban Ki Moon’s spokesman Martin Nesirky insisted that Ban is powerless to stop the proposed appointment of alleged war-criminal Shavendra Silva to an UN .
Anything over 500ppm that the UN’s Intergovernmental Solar panel on Global warming has stated would be the minimum rise will result in the reef’s destruction. Coral beds will end up simply “rapidly eroding boulders banks”.
Britain will be pressing for governments everywhere to adopt “green accounting”, formally putting a value on environmental assets such as forests as much as on economic output, at a major
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has assured that the Judiciary will be free from government influence. He made this statement while speaking at a press conference held at the President’s Office yesterday afternoon. He said that his …
At home, the government confines appointments to circle of insiders, while abroad the country has few real friends. Programme: Central Asia read more
IDG News Service – A push by European authorities to strengthen the European Union’s cybersecurity watchdog has been given the green light.
Malaysian police have received confirmation that the man arrested in Batam for possession of fake identification documents was indeed fugitive Azmin Helmi. City CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Ku Chin Wah said they received word from their Indonesian counterparts that Azmin, 37,…
Two senior Indian politicians were forced to resign after they were caught watching a pornographic film during a session of their state assembly.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army says its troops seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco. It says soldiers discovered the huge cache in the town of Tlajomulco …
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
The White House, presumably stung by criticism following its acknowledgment last week that the president hadn’t presided over a meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in quite a while , today put out a press release trumpeting such a meeting.
Serbia: 5 guards suspected of helping attempted prison break by dangerous inmates
"Silent Majority in Russia Does Not Share the Aspirations of Noisy Minority" Claims Political Analyst
BUDAPEST, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Gabor Stier, political columnist of the Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet, has said that despite protests in Moscow there is no doubt that Vladimir Putin will …
The two suspects are accused of conducting systematic surveillance of members of the Syrian opposition living in Germany over several years. read more
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador signaled today his intention to appeal the doping conviction handed down yesterday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after a grueling 18-month legal battle.
Mick Davis has been put on notice to waive his £11m bonus for the completion of Xstrata’s $86bn (£54bn) merger with Glencore. A top five shareholder has told the company
Police have detained five prison guards who were on duty when two convicted murderers escaped from their cells at a high-security lockup in Belgrade, including one who had taken