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Russia, Cuba seal strategic pact
MOSCOW: Russia and Cuba sealed a strategic partnership pact designed to revive the Soviet-era close alliance between the two countries. A “memorandum on the principles of strategic cooperation” and 34 other agreements were ...
Rights groups slam LTTE
London: The LTTE was on Friday accused by human rights groups of using civilians as human shields. In a joint statement, 10 organisations campaigning for a peaceful solution said the LTTE was “responsible for forcing the civilian ...
Korean ties worsen
SINGAPORE: North Korea on Friday announced that “all the agreed points concerning the issue of putting an end to the political and military confrontation between North and South [Korea] will be nullified.” The statement, by the ...
Erdogan spars with Peres on Gaza
DUBAI: Jubilant crowds waving Turkish and Palestinian flags greeted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return on Friday from Davos where he sparred verbally over Gaza with Israeli President Shimon Peres and staged a ...
SPRINGFIELD (Illinois): Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office on Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defence, brought down by a government-for-sale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foul-mouthed ...
A thumbs-up to women’s rights
Thousands flock to Islamic gathering near Dhaka
TONGI: Tens of thousands of Muslim devotees arrived on Friday for the start of a three-day Islamic congregation aimed at reviving the Islamic tenets of peace and harmony. Up to half a million devotees, many chanting verses from the ...
Octuplets’ mother has six other children
WHITTIER: The California woman who gave birth to octuplets this week has six other children and never expected to have another eight when she took fertility treatment, her mother has said. Angela Suleman said her daughter expects a big ...
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