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Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Dec 26, – Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry. Mr Erdogan has described a police investigation as a “dirty game” Mr Erdogan named 10 new ministers – almost half of his total roster – after talks with President Abdullah Gul. One of […]

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

Dec 22, – The Thai opposition is to hold a mass rally in the capital Bangkok as its campaign to bring down the government of Yingluck Shinawatra continues. Protest leaders say they expect a turnout of hundreds of thousands of people. On Saturday the main opposition Democrat Party said it will boycott elections called for […]

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US urges China to play constructive role on Syria

US urges China to play constructive role on Syria

Sep 20, – WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Thursday a sharp disagreement with China over how the international community should respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and urged Beijing to play a “positive” role in the U.N. Security Council on the issue. China has strongly opposed strikes on Syria […]

September 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter

Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter

Sep, 16 – Turkey has said it has shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed into Turkish airspace. Ankara claims the aircraft was warned repeatedly about an incursion before it was fired upon by missile-armed warplanes. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the helicopter had been shot down after it violated Turkish airspace. […]

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Philippines warns rebels to end hostage standoff

Philippines warns rebels to end hostage standoff

Sep 12, – ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — The Philippine government on Thursday warned Muslim rebels who have been holding more than 100 people hostage in a southern port city to peacefully end the four-day standoff “at the soonest possible time,” saying its forces are ready to demonstrate the state’s resolve. It was the toughest talk by […]

September 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

Sep 11, BEIRUT — A Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes has bogged down after Moscow rejected U.S. and French demands for a binding U.N. resolution with “very severe consequences” for non-compliance. The surprise Russian proposal, which Syria and the United States both accepted, would put […]

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Family of dead Pakistani student pardons killers

Family of dead Pakistani student pardons killers

Sep 10, KARACHI, Pakistan — The family of a Pakistani student whose death sparked outrage against the abuse of power by the wealthy has decided to pardon the men convicted in his killing, their lawyer said Monday. The family filed an affidavit with the court several days ago pardoning the men accused of killing their […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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Clinton endorses Obama effort to punish Syria

Clinton endorses Obama effort to punish Syria

Sep 09, WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed President Barack Obama’s attempt to win congressional approval of a military strike in Syria, saying Monday that any move by the Assad regime to surrender its weapons to international control would be an “important step.” But Clinton cautioned that the removal of its […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian chemical weapons handover proposal wins support

Syrian chemical weapons handover proposal wins support

Sep 09, – The UN and UK have welcomed a Russian proposal that Syria hand over all its chemical weapons for either safekeeping or destruction. Russia said this could help “avoid military strikes” against its allies in Damascus. The United States Congress is still debating military intervention in Syria in response to August 21’s alleged […]

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