Politics

Iraq far from peace and wracked by sectarianism: Allawi - 02/09/2009

Allawi, who was hand-picked by Washington as Iraq's first post-US invasion leader, said in an interview that the country remains wracked by sectarianism, despite recent polls which saw religious...

Sri Lankan troops seize last Tiger town - 01/29/2009

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lankan troops on Sunday overran the last town controlled by Tamil rebels, army chief Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka said, striking a major blow in Asia's longest-running ethnic...

Financial crisis slams global economy to near-halt: IM - 01/29/2009

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund slashed its economic outlook Wednesday, predicting the global financial crisis would slam growth to a virtual standstill this year. "World growth...

Chinese publisher's Obama instincts proved right - 01/21/2009

BEIJING (AFP) - Young publisher Han Manchun was so taken by US president-elect Barack Obama's ideas that he decided to have one of his books translated -- and created an unexpected hit in China....

Passionate Bush defends legacy in final news conference - 01/17/2009

George W. Bush Monday passionately denied his turbulent presidency had damaged America's moral standing in the world, in a defiant defense of his record in a farewell White House news conference....

Cheese spat causes stink for Obama in France - 01/17/2009

TOULOUSE, France (AFP) - French cheese producers sought to cause a stink for incoming US president Barack Obama on Friday, sending him a case of pungent Roquefort to protest American import tariffs....

Hezbollah guns to stay silent despite Gaza bloodshed: analysts - 01/06/2009

Beirut - Rana Moussaoui) - Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah -- vying with Hamas as Israel's 'public enemy number one' -- will not rush to rescue Gaza Strip Palestinians nor open a second...

Bosnians gather at shoe-throwing protest against politicians - 01/05/2009

SARAJEVO (AFP) - A few hundred Bosnians on Saturday vented their spleen at political leaders in a shoe-throwing protest in Sarajevo inspired by an Iraqi journalist's footwear attack on George W....

who is King Abdullah's rivals among his brothers....? - 12/13/2008

Rachel Bronson, the Council's top expert on Saudi Arabia, says the death of King Fahd and the ascension of Crown Prince...

Blair goes back to school -- as Yale religion profesor - 12/07/2008

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AFP) - Former prime minister Tony Blair, describing himself a terrible student, has gone back to school -- as a lecturer in religion at top US university Yale. ...
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