Date archive forFebruary 23rd, 2012
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Iran not seeking atomic weapons: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s nuclear work will defiantly go on, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday, after UN inspectors left Tehran following talks that failed to lift their suspicions of atomic weapons More...

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Australian Foreign Minister resigns

SYDNEY: Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned yesterday amid speculation he was going to mount a bid to topple Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Rudd told a news conference in Washington he would return More...

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Syrian troops kill 27 in village raids-activists

AMMAN: Troops and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Asssad killed 27 youth when they raided villages in a northern provice, an opposition activists’ group said yesterday. The young men, all civilians, More...

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Two Western journalists killed in Syria

AMMAN: Two Western journalists were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs yesterday when shells hit the house they were staying in, opposition activists and witnesses said. They were named as Marie Colvin, More...

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Japan warns US price of F-35 fighter must not rise

TOKYO: Japan has repeatedly warned the United States against price rises in Lockheed Martin Corp’s new F-35 fighter jet, its top government spokesman said yesterday, after US and Lockheed officials noted delays More...

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Dubai in Guinness for longest driverless metro

DUBAI: The Dubai Metro, comprising red and green Lines, has entered the Guinness World Records as the longest driverless metro network in the world spanning 75km. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Roads and Transport More...

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Rudd never raised concerns with me: PM

CANBERRA: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said outgoing Foreign minister Kevin Rudd never raised any of his concerns with her and did not inform her he intended to resign. Rudd resigned from cabinet earlier More...

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Several dead, 550 injured in Argentina train crash

BUENOS AIRES: Several people were killed and 550 injured when a crowded passenger train slammed into the buffers at a railway station on Wednesday in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, an official said. Many More...

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Moscow police detain 20 at anti-Putin rally

MOSCOW: Police in Moscow have detained around 20 people protesting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s government. The protesters, shouting “down with the police state” and “Russia without Putin,” stood More...

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US Embassy in Kabul on lockdown amid protests

KABUL: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said yesterday its staff were on lockdown and all travel was suspended amid violent protests across the capital over the burning of Korans at NATO’s main base in Afghanistan. “The More...

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