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Obama announces Afghan troop withdrawal
10,000 troops to be brought back by the end of this year
Swraj Paul calls for Lords' reforms
LONDON: Labour peer Swraj Paul has called for fundamental reform of the procedures to investigate allegations against members of the House of Lords to ensure “the highest standards of fairness and probity”. Speaking in the ...
A good step for Afghanistan: Karzai
KABUL/Paris: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hailed the U.S. troop withdrawal and said it hastened his nation's ability to fend for itself. Also on Thursday, France announced it would pull its 4,000 troops out of ...
World Food Prize for Brazil's da Silva, Ghana's Kufuor
Measured response greets Ai Weiwei release
BEIJING: The unexpected release of renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday evening after detention of more than two months was greeted cautiously by activists and rights groups, with Mr. Ai likely to face continuing restrictions. Mr. ...
Amnesty in Malaysia
SINGAPORE: Malaysia on Wednesday announced amnesty for illegal foreign workers so that they could be deported suitably to create jobs for the local citizens. The elaborate exercise, set to begin on July 11 and last till the end of this ...
Wilders acquitted of hate speech charge
AMSTERDAM: Dutch far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders walked away from hate speech and discrimination charges Thursday for statements made attacking Islam, calling his acquittal a victory for freedom of speech. “You are being acquitted ...
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