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  • U.S. Clergyman’s Call to Burn Quran Draws Alarm

    The president of the UN General Assembly (GA) said on Wednesday that he “is profoundly concerned and alarmed by the call made by a clergyman in U.S. state of Florida to burn copies of the holly Quran.” A statement, issued by Ali Abdussalam Treki’s spokesman, said, “The president of the General Assembly condemns such calls, […]

    Obama Unveils New Jobs Program

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced a set of initiatives on Wednesday in a bid to speed up the economic recovery and help business spur hiring. Obama outlined an array of program including permanent extension of research and development tax credits for businesses and infrastructure investments, when giving a speech in Cleveland, Ohio. Obama on Monday […]

    Nigerian President Announces Appointment of New Service Chiefs

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday in Abuja announced the appointment new service chiefs.

    Gunmen Storm Prison in Northern Nigeria

    Unknown gunmen on Tuesday stormed a prison in northern Nigeria, local authorities said. Gunmen targeted the federal prison in the Bauchi State where members of an extremist Muslim group were held. Authorities said the attack aimed to set free some of their members awaiting trial following the last year religious crisis which claimed many lives […]

    Chinese Citizens Ranked EU’s 10th Biggest Foreign Population Group

    Chinese citizens are the 10th largest foreign population group within the European Union’s 27- member states in 2009, according to a Eurostat report. The total number of foreigners living in an EU country from which they are not citizens is 31.9 million, of which 11.9 million are citizens of another member state and 20 million […]

    Greece Hit by Public Transport Sector Strike

    Greek commuters and foreign tourists Wednesday were hit with a five-hour strike by public transport sector employees over government austerity measures. Buses, subway and national and international railways didn’t operate from noon, causing delays, cancellation of trips and traffic jams in the Athens city center, as hundreds of transport employees marched in front of the […]

    Fire Destroys Dozens of Homes in Russian Region

    About 50 homes have been destroyed by fire and an evacuation was underway in a village in Russia’s Altai Region, the regional emergencies ministry said Wednesday. “Fifty houses have burned down in the village of Nikolayevka in the Altai Region. Village residents are being evacuated in 14 buses,” said Olesya Kukuyeva, spokesperson for the Siberian […]

    Killing of Two U.S. Soldiers “Deliberate,” Probe Says

    A preliminary result of an investigation into Tuesday’s shooting incident, during which two U. S. soldiers were killed by an Iraqi soldier in northern Iraq, indicated that the attack was a “deliberate” one, the U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday. “A preliminary review of reports from the scene indicates the attack was a […]

    Ten killed in Kurram agency as vehicle hits landmine

    At least ten people were killed and six more injured when a vehicle hit a landmine in the restive Kurram tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Thursday. About 20 people were travelling in the vehicle. They were returning home to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival. The vehicle hit a landmine and exploded, killing 10 people, […]

    On Friday UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar to celebrate Eid

    Eid-ul-fitr will be celebrated in the UAE on Friday, the moon-sighting committee, entrusted with the task of determining the day, announced on Thursday. After consultations and discussions with other similar bodies, the committee announced that Thursday will be the last day of the fasting month of Ramzan and the following day will be celebrated as […]