Politics

Prevent Sri Lanka 'bloodbath': Human Rights Watch - 04/21/2009

WASHINGTON- Human Rights Watch warned on Monday that the world had only hours to prevent a potential "bloodbath" in Sri Lanka, but the island's ambassador here pledged to protect civilians. Sri...

Iraq arrests children recruited by Al-Qaeda - 04/20/2009

KIRKUK- Iraqi security forces have arrested four children who were recruited by Al-Qaeda to carry out suicide attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, an army general told AFP on Sunday....

Obama defends boycott of UN racism meeting - 04/20/2009

PORT OF SPAIN- President Barack Obama vowed Sunday to work with UN efforts to battle racism despite his government's boycott of a major UN conference on the problem this week. "Let me first of all...

After handshake, Chavez offers Obama a book - 04/19/2009

PORT OF SPAIN, Laurent Lozano- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a longtime US critic, offered a book with a pointed theme Saturday to President Barack Obama at an Americas summit in Trinidad and...

Lutheran leader collaborated with communist police: commission - 04/18/2009

WARSAW - An investigation by a special commission convened by Poland's minority Protestant Lutheran Church has found that its leader collaborated with the communist-era secret police, a church...

Obama offers talks with Cuba in quest of 'new beginning' - 04/18/2009

PORT OF SPAIN, Marc Burleigh - US President Barack Obama on Friday said he was ready to take up an extraordinary overture from Cuba for talks aimed at breaking the half-decade hostility between...

Austrian far-right party picks new leader - 04/17/2009

VIENNA - The leadership of the far-right Alliance for the Future of Austria has picked Josef Bucher as the new head of the party, whose leader died in a car crash last year, an official said...

Syria's Assad in Austria end-April - 04/16/2009

VIENNA, - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to pay an official two-day working visit to Austria later this month, the office of Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Wednesday. Assad and his...

Drugs, US guns on the table for Obama in Mexico - 04/13/2009

MEXICO CITY, Sophie Nicholson - US President Barack Obama begins his first trip to Latin America in Mexico on Thursday amid promises to help tackle spiralling drug violence, a first trade dispute,...

Iranian women can stand for president: watchdog - 04/12/2009

TEHRAN- There is no restriction on women standing in this year's presidential election, a spokesman for constitutional watchdog the Guardians Council said, according to a Mehr news agency report on...
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