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  • Qatar pitches World Cup bid to Fifa

    News - Sports
    Soon after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was over, officials of the International Federation of Football Association (Fifa) set off on a tour of the bidding nations for 2018 and 2022 tournaments. ...
  • Tea party gains in US primaries

    News - Americas
    A conservative "Tea Party" favourite has won the Republican senate primary in the US state of Delaware, in a major upset to the Republican party's chances to recapture the US Senate in the upcoming November elections. ...
  • US drones 'target Haqqani fighters'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    At least 14 people have been killed in a US drone attack in northwest Pakistan, the third strike in less than 24 hours, according to officials. ...
  • Jonathan 'to run' in Nigeria poll

    News - Africa
    The Nigerian president has declared his intention to run in the upcoming presidential elections on his Facebook webpage, despite disagreement within his ruling party over his candidacy. ...
  • Champions League snapshot

    News - Sports
    Group A Former Liverpool boss, Rafael Benitez saw his side, Inter Milan opened the defence of their Champions League title with a 2-2 draw with Dutch newcomer FC Twente. ...
  • Nokia aims for a comeback

    News - Business
    Nokia has unveiled its latest range of smartphones following a series of major in the reshuffles at its board level, as the Finnish mobile phone maker struggles with declining profits. ...
  • No concessions in Middle East talks

    News - Middle East
    Israeli and Palestinian leaders have failed in talks in Sharm el-Sheikh to resolve disputes over Jewish settlement building, but the one year timeline for a comprehensive peace deal remains, US envoy George Mitchell has said. ...
  • French senate passes face-veil ban

    News - Europe
    The French senate has voted in favour of a bill to ban face-covering veils in public, a proposal that has sparked fierce debate in a country that is home to Western Europe's largest Muslim population. ...
  • Curfew extended in tense Kashmir

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Curfew has been re-imposed in the northern Indian region of Kashmir, a day after clashes between protesters and police claimed the lives of at least 18 people. ...
  • Doubts cloud Guinea runoff election

    News - Africa
    Tensions in Guinea could delay an historic presidential runoff vote, set for this weekend, after the death of the man responsible for running the election. ...
  • Iran-Africa trade meeting begins

    News - Business
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President says he sees a bright future for Iran-Africa ties, saying there is no limit to the expansion of cooperation between Tehran and African countries. ...
  • US contractors face murder charges

    News - Americas
    Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Virginia in the trial of two former defence contractors charged with the deaths of two Afghan nationals. ...
  • UN highlights global hunger fears

    News - Europe
    The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that rising prices of grain, meat and sugar are threatening nearly one billion poor people worldwide. ...
  • Musharraf to launch Pakistan party

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former president, is returning to politics in his country. ...
  • Mideast talks continue in Jerusalem

    News - Middle East
    With American mediation, Israeli and Palestinian leaders resumed direct talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday, after failing to resolve key disputes during Tuesday's initial talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian coastal resort. ...
  • Blast kills Iraqi soldiers

    News - Middle East
    Nine Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The soldiers were returning home from duty. ...
  • Rift threatens Somali government

    News - Africa
    Somalia's prime minister could be forced from his post amid an escalating dispute with the Horn of Africa nation's president. ...
  • Israeli jets hit Gaza tunnels

    News - Middle East
    At least one Palestinian has been killed and two others injured after Israeli fighter jets bombed three smuggling tunnels running between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, Palestinian medics say. ...
  • Dismantle America’s Military Behemoth

    Focus - Politics
    by Jacob G. HornbergerAn article in last Sunday’s New York Times provided an interesting analysis of the Egyptian military, one that holds some important lessons for America. ...
  • France faces legal threat over Roma

    News - Europe
    The European Union may take legal action against France for its expulsion of hundreds of Roma, the bloc's justice commissioner has said. ...


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