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Troop cuts unlikely, says NATO
Kabul not ready to run country on its own
Pakistan cuts NATO supply line
Futile run-offs continue in Nepal
Kathmandu: Nepal's Parliament voted and failed to elect a Prime Minister for the ninth time on Thursday. The sole contender, Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel, got 105 votes — far less than the simple majority required in the ...
Suu Kyi to be freed
Yangon: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will be released just days after Myanmar's first election in two decades, said officials on Thursday. The Nobel Peace laureate, who has been under detention for most of the last twenty years since ...
Rajapaksa approves Fonseka jail term
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has approved a 30-month rigorous jail term given to the former Army chief, Sarath Fonseka, by a military court on charges of corruption in defence deals, a move which may cut short his stint in ...
Britons trained in Pakistan for Mumbai-style attack
LONDON: Up to 20 British citizens were being trained in Pakistan to launch Mumbai-style terror attacks on Britain, the Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday. The claim came a day after western intelligence said they had foiled a plot by ...
Berlusconi wins confidence vote
Rome: Silvio Berlusconi survived a confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday night after rebel MPs loyal to his former lieutenant Gianfranco Fini grudgingly opted to keep alive Italy's Right-wing government. After hearing the Prime ...
U.S. sanctions on 8 Iranians
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration placed eight Iranian officials on a U.S. financial blacklist on Wednesday for what it said were their roles in human rights violations after Iran's disputed June 2009 presidential election. The ...
In a galaxy far, far away
Washington: Astronomers have discovered a planet, orbiting a star some 20 light years away, which they claim is the most Earth-like yet found and very much likely to be habitable. A team, led by the University of California, spotted the ...
India & World
India's inflexibility prevented talks in New York, says Pakistan
India's position on Kashmir is ‘untenable, illegal and amoral'
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