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Archive for August 24th, 2012

August 24, 2012

LONDON: Farmers in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly taking up small-scale irrigation schemes as drought threatens the... More ››

August 24, 2012

LONDON: The Sun tabloid today published photographs of Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas, becoming the first British publication... More ››

| August 24, 2012

Racism lives and flourishes in India’s own backyard. More ››

August 24, 2012

FMT LETTER: From S M Mohd Idris, via e-mail Sporadic reports of elephant sightings have brought into sharp focus... More ››

August 24, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Anas Zubedy, via e-mail Dear Malaysian Politicians, let us make the period between Hari Merdeka and... More ››

August 24, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Sean Whyte, via e-mail With 23 zoos flagged by Perhilitan as being unfit and due for... More ››

August 24, 2012
A man cries near the graves of his two children killed during a recent Syrian Air Force air strike in Azaz

ALEPPO,  (Syria): Troops and tanks swept into a restive town near Damascus yesterday in an assault aimed at crushing... More ››

August 24, 2012
Iranian crude oil supertanker "Delvar" is seen anchored off Singapore

SINGAPORE: Iran has started moving nearly two million barrels of fuel oil to Singapore in the first such shipment... More ››

August 24, 2012
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi speaks during an interview in Zintan

TRIPOLI: Late Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will go on trial next month, a government source... More ››

August 24, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Indian government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users yesterday after ordering Internet service providers to... More ››

August 24, 2012

VIENNA: The World Jewish Congress called on Austrian politicians to condemn the posting of what it called an anti-Semitic... More ››

August 24, 2012

MAIDUGURI: Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram ruled out yesterday holding peace talks with the government and threatened to strike... More ››

August 24, 2012
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi meets with IMF Managing Director Lagarde at the Presidential Palace in Cairo

LONDON: International investors see Egypt’s request for a loan from the International Monetary Fund as a major step to... More ››

August 24, 2012
Kim Yong-nam, North Korea's president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, inspects the honour guard during a greeting ceremony at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta

SEOUL: North Korea’s figurehead head of state, not supreme leader Kim Jong-un, will attend a summit of non-aligned developing... More ››

August 24, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani Christian girl detained on accusations of defaming Islam was too frightened to speak in a prison... More ››

August 24, 2012
Protesters march through midtown Manhattan while demonstrating in solidarity with the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in New York

MOSCOW: Russia’s human rights ombudsman yesterday called the prison sentences handed down to three women from punk band Pussy... More ››

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