Administration begins lobbying for Syria plan

Administration begins lobbying for Syria plan

Washington: The Obama administration launched a full-press campaign on Sunday for congressional approval of its plan to carry out a punitive strike against the Syrian government.The lobbying blitz stretched from Capitol Hill, where the administration held its first classified briefing on Syria open to all lawmakers, to Cairo, where Secretary of State John Kerry reached Arab […]

Brotherhood leaders to go on trial in Egypt

Brotherhood leaders to go on trial in Egypt

Cairo: Three top leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are set to appear in court today. The Islamist group’s spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie, and two of his deputies will face charges of inciting deadly violence during the protests that preceded the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi. Badie has been seen by some as the driving […]

Iraqi PM calls upon Indian industry to invest in his country

Iraqi PM calls upon Indian industry to invest in his country

Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called upon Indian industry to invest in Iraq. He said, there are huge investment opportunities in Iraq in the sector like energy, IT, refineries, fertilisers, infrastructure, health and education. Iraqi Prime Minister was addressing a gathering of Indian industrialists in Mumbai yesterday. Allaying fears about security and legal […]

Typhoon ‘Trami’ affects 3.61 lakh people in China

Typhoon ‘Trami’ affects 3.61 lakh people in China

Beijing: Typhoon ‘Trami’, the 12th typhoon hitting China this year, affected 3.61 lakh people in central Hunan Province, officials said. The typhoon brought rainstorms mainly to the southeastern and eastern parts of Hunan, with a township in the city of Zixing receiving the largest rainfall of 281.6 mm, the provincial meteorological center said in a […]

Pak releases 337 Indian nationals

Pak releases 337 Indian nationals

Pakistan on friday released 337 Indian nationals, most of them fishermen. An official of the Home Department of southern Sindh province said 329 prisoners were freed from Malir Jail while eight minors were released from the Youthful Offenders Home in Landhi. All the prisoners have completed their jail terms. They will be handed over to […]

Chemical weapons use: UN Chief urges Syria to allow probe

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said, the use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a crime against humanity and there is no time to lose in investigating an alleged attack which the opposition says killed hundreds. Ban described reports of the incident near Damascus on Wednesday as very alarming and shocking and urged the […]

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with shoulder injury

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with shoulder injury

New York City:  The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal of the 2006 champion, who has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.Sharapova originally was seeded third at the U.S. Open. The USTA said 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanksa would shift from No. 4 to No. 3, and […]

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder. A Brotherhood spokesman said the arrest was part of a plot against the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Mr Badie was detained near the site of a Cairo protest camp cleared by […]

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that the Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will help improve relations between the two countries. A press release issued by the Afghan President’s office in Kabul last night said the UN Secretary General spoke to President Karzai on phone last evening. The Afghan […]

Hosni Mubarak to be freed soon, claims lawyer

Hosni Mubarak to be freed soon, claims lawyer

Cairo, Aug 20, 2013: Hosni Mubarak, the man whose 30-year tyranny as Egypt’s leader triggered a revolt which shook the Middle East, will be freed from prison by the end of the week, his lawyer claimed. Many Egyptians, plagued by violence and insecurity, will welcome the return of the former President; others will greet his […]