Taliban influence in Afghanistan to grow: Russian agency
May 24, 2013 at 23:30 | Source:
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Taliban influence in Afghanistan may grow after international coalition forces pull out, while rising radicalism in Syria could lead to the country's disintegration, Russian military intelligence agency GRU has s...
Iran presidential candidate vows to resist West
May 24, 2013 at 22:00 | Source:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator, a candidate in next month's presidential elections, says he will pursue a policy of resistance against the West if elected. Addressing a campaign rally in Tehran Friday, Saeed Jalil...
News Corp to split in two on 28 June
May 24, 2013 at 20:22 | Source:
News Corp has announced it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June. Its board approved the separation into two firms, which will both be headed by the current chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch. The publi...
French court questions IMF Chief Lagarde for second day
May 24, 2013 at 14:01 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
Paris, May 24: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde arrived at a French court today for a second day of questioning over her role in a large payout to a businessman in 2008 when she was France’s Finance Minister. Lagarde a...
Russia predicts an increase in Taliban influence on Afghanistan
May 24, 2013 at 09:41 | Source:
Moscow: The Taliban influence in Afghanistan may grow after international coalition forces pull out, while rising radicalism in Syria could lead to the country's disintegration, Russian military intelligence agency GRU has said.GRU chief Lt. Gen. Igo...
IMF chief Christine Lagarde grilled in Paris court over 2007 payout scandal
May 24, 2013 at 06:35 | Source:
PARIS: IMF chief Christine Lagarde faces another day of questioning after being grilled for hours Thursday by French prosecutors who are deciding if she should be charged over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon during her time as finance minister....
IMF Chief grilled in Paris court over 2007 payout scandal
May 23, 2013 at 19:40 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
Paris, May 23: French prosecutors were grilling IMF Chief Christine Lagarde in a Paris court as they seek to determine whether she should be charged over a state payout to disgraced tycoon Bernard Tapie during her time as Finance Minister. Lagarde h...
'India will do everything to promote security, stability in Afghanistan'
May 23, 2013 at 06:30 | Source:
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In the backdrop of reports that Afghan President Hamid Karzai may have sought increased security assistance from New Delhi during his two-day visit, his third in two years, India said Wednesday it would do everything within i...
Senate panel passes U.S. immigration bill; Obama praises move
May 23, 2013 at 06:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation to give millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, setting up a spirited debate next month in the full Senate over the biggest changes in immigration policy in a ge...
Mugabe signs Zimbabwe constitution, paving way for vote
May 23, 2013 at 03:15 | Source:
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law on Wednesday, replacing a 33-year-old document forged in the dying days of British colonial rule and paving the way for an election later this year.Approved overwh...
Venezuela ends toilet paper shortage
May 22, 2013 at 16:52 | Source:
Venezuela's National Assembly has backed plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage. Lawmakers voted to approve a $79m credit for the country's ministry of commerce, which will also be used ...
Iranian President to Request Reversal of Ally's Election
May 22, 2013 at 16:00 | Source:
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to “follow up” with the country's supreme leader the reasons for the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential election. “I will follow up...
Bernanke out by August, QE ends, rates up: Crash
May 22, 2013 at 10:22 | Source:
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The “Dr. Boom” scenario: America is about to “unleash a spending spree. Years of self-denial give way to pent-up demand,” predicts UBS economist Maury Harris in USA Today’s bold lead story. His clu...
Iran bars candidates for presidential election
May 22, 2013 at 05:15 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities barred two potentially powerful and disruptive candidates from running in next month's presidential election on Tuesday, ensuring a contest largely among hardliners loyal to the clerical supreme leader.Akbar Hash...
Iran allows eight contenders for presidential election
May 22, 2013 at 02:45 | Source:
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Iranian legislative body has approved eligibility of eight presidential candidates for the June 14 poll in the country, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The candidates, including the country's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and former f...
Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad ally barred from Iran election
May 22, 2013 at 02:00 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities on Tuesday barred former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a relative moderate, from running in the June 14 election, along with a protege of the current president, leaving mainly hardliners left to contest the...
Gay marriage opponent kills himself in Paris' Notre Dame
May 22, 2013 at 01:30 | Source:
PARIS (Reuters) - An 78-year-old French far-right activist committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday by shooting himself in the mouth, three days after a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect.Police evacuated t...
Iran agency says it heard Rafsanjani and Mashaie barred from vote
May 22, 2013 at 00:30 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency said on Tuesday that it had heard that the Guardian Council, which is vetting candidates for next month's presidential election, had barred former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and a leadin...
Iran electoral watchdog hints at Rafsanjani rejection
May 21, 2013 at 06:00 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's electoral watchdog said on Monday it would bar physically feeble candidates from running for president, in an apparent hint that it could disqualify 78-year-old former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from the race.Rafsanja...
I should have quit presidency to lead PPP in polls: Zardari
May 20, 2013 at 17:55 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
Islamabad, May 20: President Asif Zardari has said that he should have quit his position and led the Pakistan People’s Party’s campaign in order to ensure a better performance in the just concluded general election. Zardari made the rema...