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Khanal sworn in Premier
Kathmandu: Nepal's President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly-elected Prime Minister and chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) Jhalanath Khanal on Sunday. However, the ...
Obama steps up diplomatic efforts over Egypt
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on Saturday to several foreign leaders about the unrest in Egypt, as Washington stepped up a diplomatic effort for a quick transition of power in the country roiled by 12 days of ...
Germany's offer to Mubarak
Berlin: Amid reports that Mubarak may travel to Germany for medical treatment, Chancellor Merkel's coalition has offered him refuge. If Germany can make a constructive contribution to bring about a peaceful transition in Egypt by enabling Mr. ...
Work on to restore antiquities
Cairo: Work has begun to restore priceless Egyptian antiquities, including a statue of King Tutankhamun, damaged by looters amid anti-government protests in Cairo, said antiquities chief Zahi Hawass on Sunday. Seventy artefacts were ...
Assange threatens to sue Guardian
LONDON: WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange on Sunday threatened to sue The Guardian over a book its journalists have written about his whistleblowing website. The book — “WikiLeaks : Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy” ...
George Bush drops Geneva visit due to arrest threats over torture
GENEVA: A visit the former U.S. President, George W. Bush, planned to make to Switzerland next week has been cancelled because of security concerns, after left-wing groups called for mass protests and rights activists proposed legal action ...
Sri Lankan flood situation worsens
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's armed forces, civil administration and non governmental organisations continue relief work round-the-clock as floods continue to inundate newer regions in large parts of the island nation. An AFP report said the new ...
No impact: Jakarta
SINGAPORE: Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority nation and Chair of the ASEAN, has said the member-states, “as friends of the Egyptian people, call on all parties to exercise maximum restraint”. Foreign Minister George Yeo ...
Protesters to stay put until Mubarak steps down
Semblance of normality in Cairo as banks, shops open
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