Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for...
Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart
Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week...
Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
Indo Sri Lankan leaders snub Geneva talks during summit in Myanmar
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Rajapaksa yesterday, but didn’t disclose which way New Delhi would vote on the UN resolution seeking an international probe in Sri Lanka’s alleged Human rights abuses during its civil war. Any substantive aspect of the sensitive issue was not discussed as the two... Read more
Kim Jong-Un orders execution of 33 people
Thirty-three North Koreans face execution after being charged with attempting to overthrow the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un.  The Koreans  had worked with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook and received money to set up 500 underground churches. It is understood they will be put to death in a... Read more
Lavrov says Crimea forces are not Russian
Russian foreign minister repeats assertion that armed men deployed in Ukraine’s peninsula do not answer to Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia cannot order the “self defence” forces in Ukraine’s Crimea back to their bases because the troops do not answer to Moscow. Speaking in... Read more
Iraqi capital hit by series of blasts
At least 12 people have been killed in a series of explosions, mainly targeting Shia majority areas of Baghdad. Nine bombings, mainly targeting Shia-majority areas of Baghdad, have killed at least 12 people officials said, as Iraq suffers from the worst bout of worst violence it has experienced in... Read more
Kim Jong-Un orders 33 people to be executed because they made contact with Christian missionary, say South Korean press
crimes and appealed for his release from North Korean custody.He told reporters that he was arrested in early October after entering the North from China and trying to make his way to Pyongyang with Bibles, Christian instructional materials and movies.Kim Jung-wook said he had received assistance from South Korea’s... Read more
Knife gang wanted to leave China before attack
Attackers who launched a brutal mass knifing at a Chinese train station acted in desperation after a failed attempt to leave the country and become jihadists overseas, quoted a  Chinese official on Wednesday Qin Guangrong, the Communist Party chief of Yunnan province which includes Kunming, said the eight attackers... Read more
Government may dissolve its existing ‘Peace Committee’ for TTP Peace talks
The negotiators from the government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were meeting in Akora Khattak on Wednesday The members were consulting on the dissolution of the existing committees and the formation of new committees to carry forward peace talks. According to sources the government has decided to dissolve the existing... Read more
India Sets Dates for World’s Biggest Election
India, the world’s largest democracy, announced Wednesday it would stage a five-week election from April 7 that is expected to bring Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power on a platform of economic revival. Voting for the 543-member parliament is set to take place in nine phases until May 12... Read more
Musharraf’s Hearing adjourned until March 7 in treason case
Musharraf’s lawyers expressed security concerns and  took a stance that under the prevailing security situation the hearing could not continue with the court proceedings. A three-member special court bench under Justice Faisal Arab heard the case  and adjourned until March 7. Read more
Oscar witness slams cell number disclosure
IT designer Charl Johnson feels his privacy was compromised after his cellphone number was read out in the High Court in Pretoria during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. “It keeps on ringing so I keep it off… I feel my privacy has been compromised severely,” he told the... Read more
Battle of Yabroud heats up
Syrian government fighters backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah movement and local paramilitaries attacked  the areas around Yabroud, the last major town held by anti-government Syrian rebels near the Syrian-Lebanese border .Tuesday’s assault near Yabroud included helicopter bombardment  of the Rima area to the town’s north. Taking the town  would help Syrian... Read more
After Missiles, Seoul Seeks More Reunions
When South Korea told North Korea that it shouldn’t link military exercises and family reunions, it meant drills now ongoing in the South. Clearly it also means military activity in the North. South Korea’s Defense Ministry has responded to North Korea’s series of missile launches over the last few... Read more
Chavez legacy disputed in Venezuela
 The desperation of Venezuelans is growing along with the length of the queues outside state-run markets that reflect the economy’s downward spiral and helped trigger a wave of protests in mid-February which have claimed more than a dozen lives. “When the head of household is absent, as we say... Read more
Tanzanian President sends condolences to Chinese President
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has sent a condolence message to the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, following a terrorist attack that killed 28 people and injured over 130 others.  According to a statement President Kikwete said: “I have received with great shock and sadness, the devastating news on the terrorist attack... Read more