Monthly Archives: May 2011

Police: Missing Pakistani journalist found dead (AP) – 1863th Edition

AP – A Pakistani journalist who investigated al-Qaida’s alleged infiltration of the navy and told a rights activist he’d been threatened by the country’s intelligence agencies was found dead Tuesday. Police said his body showed signs of torture.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine … Continue reading

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Don’t boycott FIFA, bin Hammam tells Asia (AFP) – 1862th Edition

AFP – Embattled Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam urged delegates not to boycott FIFA’s congress here Tuesday after several officials refused to attend the event. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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India, Pakistan fail to make progress on glacier talks (Reuters) – 1861th Edition

Reuters – India and Pakistan failed on Tuesday to break ice on how to demilitarize the world’s highest battlefield in the Himalayan region in a sign of how far apart the nuclear-armed rivals are even on less contentious issues.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit … Continue reading

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SEA Games graft probe grills Indonesia minister (AFP) – 1860th Edition

AFP – Indonesia’s anti-graft body on Tuesday grilled the sports minister over a case of alleged corruption in awarding the contract to build the athletes’ village for the Southeast Asian Games in November. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at … Continue reading

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Germany furious after Iran delays Merkel’s plane (AFP) – 1859th Edition

AFP – Iran briefly closed its airspace to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plane as she flew to India for a visit on Tuesday, delaying her arrival and sparking a diplomatic row. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Al Qaeda plot to kill Lockheed Martin chief: testimony (AFP) – 1858th Edition

AFP – A Pakistini-based branch of Al-Qaeda was hatching a plot to kill the head of US defense group Lockheed Martin, self-confessed terrorist David Coleman Headley testified in a US court Tuesday. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine … Continue reading

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Alleged UAE animal smuggler escapes Thailand (AFP) – 1857th Edition

AFP – A man who was arrested as he attempted to smuggle a luggage-load of live endangered animals on a first class flight out of Thailand has escaped from the country, immigration police said Tuesday. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog … Continue reading

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China says UN resolution on Syria unhelpful (AFP) – 1856th Edition

AFP – China voiced support on Tuesday for Syria’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests and said a UN Security Council resolution on the nation was unlikely to ease tensions there. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Afghan president wants NATO to stop bombing houses (AP) – 1855th Edition

AP – Afghanistan’s president on Tuesday ordered NATO to stop bombing homes, citing the risk of civilian casualties and putting him on a collision course with his Western protectors who insist the attacks are an essential weapon and will continue. … Continue reading

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Pakistan PM announces probe into bin Laden raid (AFP) – 1854th Edition

AFP – Pakistan’s prime minister Tuesday ordered an independent commission to investigate the Abbottabad operation in which elite US forces killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, the premier’s media office said. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine … Continue reading

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