Politics

Global plans for birthday of Myanmar's Suu Kyi: supporters - 06/18/2009

YANGON- Supporters of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made preparations around the world Thursday to mark her 64th birthday, with calls for her release from jail as she faces trial by the...

Bongo's private funeral held in Gabon - 06/18/2009

FRANCEVILLE, Coumba Sylla - Gabon's late president Omar Bongo Ondimba was buried Thursday with traditional rites at one of his luxurious palaces opening the way for a succession battle. The...

Mideast peace deal 'within the year' if all committed: Blair - 06/18/2009

LONDON - A Middle East peace deal is possible "within the year," but only if all sides agree to peaceful negotiations, international envoy Tony Blair says in comments to be aired Friday. The...

British police accused of 'waterboarding': reports - 06/18/2009

LONDON- Six British police officers have been accused of subjecting suspects to waterboarding, a simulated drowning tactic condemned by US President Barack Obama as torture, newspapers here reported...

Hariri coalition claims victory in Lebanon vote - 06/18/2009

BEIRUT, Jocelyne Zablit - Lebanon's pro-Western coalition claimed victory on Monday over an alliance headed by the fundamentalist Shiite militant group Hezbollah after a fiercely-contested...

US public opposes Obama on GM, Guantanamo: poll - 06/18/2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's popularity has slipped and most Americans oppose his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and his rescue of General Motors, according to a new survey out...

Obama warns North Korea a 'grave threat' - 06/17/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama has warned that nuclear North Korea is a "grave threat" and said he would not tolerate the Stalinist state's provocative strategy of...

Indian PM wants to try again for peace with Pakistan - 06/17/2009

NEW DELHI- India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday he wanted to try again to make peace with Pakistan, but stressed Islamabad needed to take "strong and effective" action to end...

Ahmadinejad has strong lead in Iran count: poll chief - 06/13/2009

TEHRAN- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has taken a strong lead in his bid to be re-elected as Iran's president, chalking up 65.96 percent of Friday's vote with more than two-thirds of ballot boxes counted, the...

Can't the Arab world DO something for Arabic language ? - 06/10/2009

Today is the last day of one of the greatest Olympic events... and that is the Turkish Language Olympics... It started on 27th of May, and today the children are having their last tour in the Bosphor...
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