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By Serena Chaudhry ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban and the United States have made only exploratory contacts for possible reconciliation which do not involve the Kabul government, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Thursday.
Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott said the allegations did not involve direct contact with students.
(Adds quote) By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING, Feb 16 (Reuters) – China disapproves of armed intervention or regime change in Syria, a minister said on Thursday before leaving on the first official trip to Syria since Beijing blocked a U.N.
On Monday, the United Nations Security Council began a four-day mission in Haiti to evaluate their peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts. Part of their trip will include
If the habits required of Apple’s workforce in China are to be emulated, the U.S. military, or perhaps our outsized prison system, should become the essential …
What began as a mere demand for maximum internal autonomy until recently, brutal state violence has taken the movement to a point of no-return where the irreconcilable young Balochs seek absolute independence.
Police say DNA links Scott L. Bascom of Plattsburgh to the crime.
LONDON (Reuters) – Western states hope new oil sanctions will deter Tehran from pursuing its disputed nuclear program but ultimately it will be China, India and other Asian powers that …
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian authorities will crack down this week on any public protest against the year-long house arrest of opposition leaders, Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, an official was…
When it comes to industry imposing risks upon us without our knowledge, government has an obligation to use regulation to protect us from ourselves. Read more: Cancer
Freshly minted Facebook millionaires, unemployment reduced to 8.3 percent, and rising stock market values do not reduce the possibility of the occurrence of one or more domestic
Theologian Hans Kung often repeats his maxim that there can be no peace among nations without peace among religions.
Argentina’s foreign minister wants the United Nations to mediate with Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and accused London of militarizing the south Atlantic. “Rubbish,” responded Britain’s ambassador.
World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as talks dragged on to resolve a massive debt mess in Greece before it explodes into a wider financial crisis.Benchmark oil hovered below $97 per barrel while …
Do you like CSI ? I remember the esteemed climate scientist Michael MacCracken once saying that climate researchers need to be like CSI investigators, prying out the truth from obscure clues. Read more…
LONDON, February 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –A survey by dating site FreeDating.co.uk asked users how positive or negative they were to Valentine’s Day, and combined their answers with anonymised data from …
Instead of following predictable (and boring) scripts, why not turn the page on Cold War-esque rhetoric and find ways to join hands with China so as to mutually benefit from each other’s comparative advantages?
WASHINGTON — After 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan, the American public has no way to know if the United States is winning the war or not.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: World Market for Anti-Infectives (Antifungals, Antibacterials and Antivirals) …
Video of a dead whale shark being pulled from the sea off of Pakistan raises more questions about the school-bus-size fish’s demise than it answers, scientists say.
Jason Apuzzo: The Most Provocative Filmmaker in the World: A Conversation With Mads BrÃ¼gger on The Ambassador
He’s punk’d both the North Korean communist government and in his new film, the Central African Republic and its corrupt diplomatic culture. Mads BrÃ¼gger is one of Europe’s funniest and most controversial filmmakers, although
Iraq executed 14 convicted criminals on Tuesday, a Justice Ministry official said, bringing the number of executions this year to at least 65 despite objections from the United Nations
Using toilet paper may be a dirty business, but what about where your TP came from? A new report from World Wildlife Fund suggests that American co… Read more: Toilet Paper Deforestation , Tigers , Toilet Paper Habitat Destruction , Video , Paper
Mary Anne Hitt: Clean Air and Public Health Wins — Now Will Energy Company Stand Up for Its Workers?
We are committed to clean energy, and we are committed to good jobs. And we will continue pushing FirstEnergy to do the same. Read more: Energy , Labor , Environment , Jobs , Clean Energy , Labor Unions , Sierra Club , Coal , Unions , Green News
LOS ANGELES — Cruise ships and large commercial vessels will be barred from releasing sewage within three miles of the California coast under a rule signed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection…
eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, has expanded its relationship with Towers Watson into the South African market.
Hotels in New York City have agreed to approve a hotel union request to give housekeepers personal panic buttons. The move comes after a Sofitel hotel maid accused
Two men suing Syracuse University and head basketball coach Jim Boeheim for defamation connected to the sexual abuse investigation of fired assistant Bernie Fine are only out to
Antoni Tapies passed away last night according to his family members. He was 88 years old and had been in bad health for some time. Tapies was hugely influential to European Abstract art;
BEIJING (Reuters) – China is considering sending an envoy to the Middle East to discuss the crisis in Syria, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, as it sought to assuage popular anger at its vetoing of an Arab League…
With threats like overfishing, plastic pollution and changing temperatures looming over the world’s oceans, conservation groups are working hard to pr… Read more: Video , Plastic Pollution , Ocean Protection , Nature , Environment ,
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb: 14 By 14, A Biblical Emissions Mandate: 14 (Percent Reduction) By (20)14
We should let our workers rest from their labors; and the Earth should be allowed to rest, too. Social, spiritual and ecological sustainability intertwine. Read more: Energy , Covenant , Carbon , Religion , Environmental , Leviticus , Climate , Bible , Sabbatical , Environment , Coejl , Greenhouse , Torah , Jewish , Rabbi , Green Faith , Religion News
By Joseph Logan and Patrick Worsnip BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Western and Arab states voiced outrage on Sunday after Russia and China vetoed a
Troops of bag-snatching, truck-looting baboons are causing chaos at a border post between Zimbabwe and Zambia in daily raids for food, NewsDay reported on Tuesday.