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  • Zardari set to visit Sri Lanka

    Bilateral defence and economic cooperation is expected to figure prominently in talks between Sri Lankan leaders andPakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is set to arrive in Colombo on his maiden visit to the country. Zardari, who will pay a four-day visit to the island nation beginning Saturday, will become the first head of state to call on […]

    NATO, Afghan forces say they killed 15 insurgents

    NATO says Afghan and coalition forces have killed at least 15 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan in an overnight operation. A NATO statement says security forces were searching for a senior Taliban leader when they came under attack near a remote compound in Sherzad district of Nangarhar province on Friday night. Saturday’s statement says the insurgents died in […]

    500 family mourn at site of New Zealand mine disaster

    A fleet of white buses on Saturday ferried 500 friends and family of the 29 men killed in a New Zealand mine explosion to the remote colliery where they lie entombed. Many were carrying large bunches of flowers as well as photos of their loved ones on the poignant journey to the Pike River mine, eight days […]

    46 flights cancelled due to pilot strike in Germany

    A German pilots association says 46 flights have been cancelled due to a pilots’ strike at Eurowings airline. Pilots association Cockpit told German news agency DAPD Friday that flights were cancelled at Berlin’s Tegel airport, in Dresden, Duesseldorf,Hamburg, Cologne and in Nuremberg. The strike began at 5 am and is expected to last eight hours. Eurowings, which is a partner of Lufthansa, said […]

    US warns Israel of embarrassment on Wikileaks release

    US has warned its close ally Israel of potential embarrassment after Wikileaks said it will release thousands of classified diplomatic cables that could affect bilateral ties by revealing sensitive assessments made by the American mission in Tel Aviv. US wants to keep Israel in the loop so that it would not be surprised and would be prepared […]

    China warns against US-SKorea joint naval exercises

    China Friday warned against any military acts in its exclusive economic zone without its permission as the US and South Korea prepare for joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea this weekend in a show of strength against belligerent North Korea, Beijing’s close ally. “We hold a consistent and clear-cut stance on the issue. We […]

    Nepal dismisses claim of mediation by Rajapaksa

    The government Friday dismissed media reports thatNepal has sought Sri Lanka’s help to end the political standoff in the country, amid Parliament’s failure to elect a new Prime Minister. President Ram Baran Yadav’s office in Kathmandu said these were “totally baseless rumour” as the country’s leadership has never sought help from any foreign country to end the political crisis. […]

    Pak foils terror plot to attack parliament, 2 held: Malik

    Pakistani authorities Friday claimed to have foiled a major terrorist plot to attack the parliament and other important buildings in the capital by arresting two would-be suicide bombers. “We foiled a plot to attack parliament, surrounding buildings and a mosque and arrested two militants,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik told state-run PTV. Malik said one of […]

    Karzai government accused of political interference in vote

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government came under withering attack on Friday, accused of trying to manipulate parliamentary election results by the political opposition and a senior vote official. The accusations threaten to ignite nationwide anger over the second Afghan parliamentary election since the 2001 US-led invasion evicted the Taliban and to drag Karzai’s administration into […]

    North Korea warns of ‘brink of war’

    North Korea warned on Friday that planned US-South Korean military drills are pushing the peninsula to the brink of war as a senior US military commander toured an island devastated this week by a North Korean artillery barrage. North Korea’s state news agency said drills this weekend involving South Korean forces and a US nuclear […]