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Another task for the PSLV
In its forthcoming mission, scheduled for the second week of July, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will, for the first time, be carrying a communications satellite, the 1,425-kg GSAT-12. The PSLV was originally developed to carry ...
Greek drama all over again
A highly unpalatable austerity package that is being thrust on Greece has spawned political turmoil in that country. Even a major cabinet reshuffle is not expected to temper the opposition to the austerity measures that prospective lenders ...
Leader Page Articles
Is Arab Spring wishful thinking?
By Chinmaya R. Gharekhan
The prospects of a meaningful Arab Spring do not look bright as of now.
The Taliban's wish list
By Jonathan Steele
Talks with the insurgents need to deal with their main aim — to rid the country of foreign troops.
As secession nears, Sudan steps up drive to stop rebels
By Jeffrey Gettleman
Rebel fighters have rejected the government's threat to disarm, demanding political reform and autonomy.
Ex-Tunisian President found guilty, in absentia
By David D. Kirkpatrick
A Tunisian court sentenced the country's ousted President, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, to 35 years in prison and a fine of roughly $66 million after a trial in absentia for embezzlement and misuse of public funds, ...
Case for more Arab natural sites on World Heritage list
The Arab world should propose more natural sites for the U.N.'s World Heritage list after having only two new ones listed in the past 15 years, a conservation group said on June 21. The International Union for Conservation of Nature ...
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