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  • Israel rejects ‘preconditions’ for direct peace talks

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out any “preconditions” ahead of an expected invitation to direct peace talks with the Palestinians that may be based on a complete settlement halt. His remarks during a landmark visit to Greece came as Washington appeared to be closing in on the relaunch of direct talks after […]

    World Bank to provide USD 900 million to flood-hit Pak

    The World Bank has agreed to provide USD 900 million financial aid to Pakistan which has been hit by devastating floods affecting 14 million people and leading to crop loss estimated at USD 1 billion. “The Government of Pakistan has requested around USD 900 million of financial support from the World Bank, which we have […]

    SKorea, US launch massive joint war games

    South Korea and the United States launched a new round of war games on Monday involving tens of thousands of troops, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea. The 10-day computerised military exercise is one of a series being staged by by the South — either alone or jointly with the United States — in […]

    Strong earthquake in Indian Ocean near Mauritius

    A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 hit an area of the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 0330 GMT, was located 320 kilometers northeast of Rodrigues Island and 901 kilometers east-northeast of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, the US agency said. […]

    Nepal SC orders Nihita to prove marriage to ‘Bikini killer’

    Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered ‘Bikini killer’ Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj’s ‘wife’ to prove that she is legally married to him, amid a contempt of court battle following her outburst against the verdict upholding the life term verdict on the Indian origin criminal. A Supreme Court division bench of Justices Ram Kumar Prasad Shah and Balaram […]

    China to sign agreement with IAEA on nuclear safety

    China is set to ink an agreement with the UN atomic watchdog to firm up cooperation in training and nuclear safety in East Asia and the world during the ongoing visit of its chief Yukiya Amano, in the backdrop of its plans to construct two new nuclear reactors in Pakistan. It is not clear, however, […]

    Iran says to begin work on new uranium plant in easy in early 2011

    Iran is to start building its third uranium enrichment plant in early 2011, a top official said, defying world powers which have slapped new sanctions on Tehran for pursuing the sensitive nuclear work. Iran’s atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi, cited on state television late Sunday, said the search for sites for 10 new enrichment facilities […]

    China fireworks plant blasts kills 13, injures 148

    A massive explosion ripped through a fireworks factory in northeast China early on Monday, killing at least 13 workers, damaging nearby buildings and causing secondary blasts. In another industrial accident on Monday, an elevator plunged on a construction site, killing 11 workers riding in it. Up to 50 people were working at the fireworks factory […]

    Petraeus Says Capturing Bin Laden Still Priority

    Capturing or killing al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is still a priority for the United States, David Petraeus, the general who commands all U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was quoted as saying Sunday. Talking to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Petraeus said bin Laden “remains an iconic figure and I think capturing or killing is still a […]

    ASEAN Benefits from China’s Fast and “Inclusive” Economic Growth: Experts

    China’s high economic growth, which is also becoming increasingly “inclusive”, is producing positive spillovers to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), experts said on Friday. “China now tends to import more from its neighboring economies than exporting to them,” said John Wong, professor and former director of East Asian Institute of Singapore, […]