KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over…
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BEIRUT (AP) — The tensions between the two neighborhoods were building for days in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. On one side live Sunni Muslims who hate the Syrian regime. On the hill above
Across four decades, Fairuz’s songs of freedom, justice and love transfixed Arab audiences, moved millions to tears and gave hope to the Lebanese during the darkest days of their 15-
(MENAFN – Jordan Times) Dozens of unemployed men in Tafileh on Sunday gathered outside the governorate headquarters to renew their calls for job opportunities. Gendarmerie forces intervened, …
The duo – Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule – collaborated with the ‘Thinking of Me’ hitmaker on UK number one single ‘Heart Skips a Beat’, and are keen to team up with him for a different
Japan on Monday began a process that will see another one of the country’s nuclear reactors go offline, leaving just two of 54 in operation.
Bank of Tokyo opens Phnom Penh office | Business | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record
Japan’s second-largest bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, officially opened a represent-ative office in Phnom Penh on Friday.
William Hague issued a blunt warning to Israel that launching a strike against Iran would not be “a wise thing” as worldwide concern over the prospects of a full-blown conflict grew.
IRELAND: China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping arrived for a three-day visit to Ireland on Saturday after pledging continued support from the Asian power for the EU’s efforts to tackle its
The head of the US military has warned Israel against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying such a strike would be destabilising “at this time”.
PARIS — Iran’s government on Sunday ordered a halt to oil exports to Britain and France, in what may be only an initial response to the European Union’s decision to cut off Iranian oil imports and freeze central bank assets beginning in July.
Iran is to host a high-level team from the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday as part of efforts to defuse dire international tensions over its atomic activities through dialogue.
More than half of Hong Kong people say Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city’s next leader, should end his campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to a property owned by his wife, according to a poll.
HONG KONG (USA TODAY) — The full-page newspaper ad depicts a giant locust towering over the Hong Kong skyline, with the words: “Do you want Hong Kong to spend one million (Hong Kong) dollars every 18 minutes to raise the children born to mainland parents?”
Honduras’s crackdown on violent gangs has led to a surge of inmates in poorly controlled and dilapidated jails, a policy that may have caused the world’s
TEGUCIGALPA, CUBA, Feb 20 (BERNAMA-NNN- PRENSA LATINA) – Prisoner survivors of the fire at the Farm Prison of Comayagua, Honduras, are now at risk of an epidemic due to the lack of cleanliness in the place
“CBS This Morning” takes a look at some of the day’s headlines from around the globe.
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BERLIN: Greece, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, is “no threat to the world economy,” European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Joerg Asmussen said in newspaper interview on Monday.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has thrown Washington’s support behind the new austerity measures agreed by Greece and said the US backed the idea of a new IMF loan for Athens.
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The targeting of two countries that depend little on Iranian oil may be a mostly symbolic response to their positions on Iran’s nuclear program and on Syria, an ally of Tehran.
Iran’s government ordered the halt on Sunday in what may be only an initial response to the European Union decision to cut off Iranian oil imports and freeze assets.
Lloyds Banking Group is to strip five directors of more than £1m in bonuses as a penalty for a financial scandal that cost the taxpayer-backed bank £3.2bn last year. It will be the first time a British …
A bone marrow transplant from her 7-year-old sister from El Salvador has saved the life of Yarelis Bonilla, 5
EGYPT’S finance minister said his government will sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Monetary Fund in March for a previously spurned $US3.2 billion ($2.97 billion)
The country’s transitional government said it would accept a deal largely like the one the country’s military rulers had turned down last spring.
A stonemason in northern Jutland has sold the first gravestones with scannable QR codes on them, reports Berlingske newspaper.
Grandmaster Joseph Sanchez of the Philippines wound up tied for 11th to 18th places in the 26th Cannes Chess Festival at the Lerins Island in Cannes, France, Monday.
Nearly 66% of all Croatians who voted in Sunday’s referendum are in favor of their country’s accession to the EU, according to preliminary data. Approximately 33 percent were opposed and 1 percent of the ballots were invalid. The voter turnout was estimated at about 44% of the eligible population, …
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.
British Columbia’s budget deficit will narrow faster than forecast as the Canadian province returns to surplus in the next two years, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said.
Thailand cruised to victory at the 4 Nations Friendly Field Hockey Tournament played over the weekend at the Vietcam Sports Centre in Pur Sen Chhey district.
This week is a better time than any to pull a sickie at work and book a bus ticket to coastal Sihanoukville. Hundreds of brightly costumed children, circus acts, traditional performers and musicians will liven the streets of Sihanoukville in a four-…
This is a foreword for this blog, a kind of an “issue zero”. Just few lines to say how much I’m glad to be here. Opening a blog on Forbes feels like …
SINGAPORE, Feb 20 (Bernama) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent a lawyer’s letter to the editors of the TR Emeritus (TRE) sociopolitical website, asking for a post alleging cronyism in the appointment of Madam Ho Ching as head of Temasek Holdings