Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

UN urges international action on Syria

The UN human rights chief on Friday urged the international community to take action to protect civilians and prevent civil war in Syria, where more than 3,000 people have been killed since

Death toll rises to 18 in Baghdad blasts

Bombs in Baghdad’s mostly Shiite district of Sadr City killed 18 people, marking a second consecutive day where major attacks struck the Iraqi capital, security officials said on Friday. At least two

28 killed in horror PNG plane crash

Papua New Guinean officials were Friday trying to piece together how a passenger plane crashed in a dense forest, killing 28 people – but leaving four survivors – in the nation’s worst

NTC forces pound Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte

Forces from Libya’s new regime launched an intensive assault on two areas of fallen strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte Friday, bombarding his loyalists with artillery, mortars and rockets. Their latest offensive,

Spate of kidnappings in Kenya continues

Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp are believed to have been taken across the border into lawless Somalia, police said Friday. The two women, working as logisticians for

Berlusconi wins key confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a crucial confidence vote in parliament on Friday with a comfortable majority that is, however, unlikely to reassure markets or end growing calls for him to

China furious over rising protectionism

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday took aim at what he called “rising trade protectionism”, saying trade disputes were hampering a global economic recovery. “What is worrying is that… trade protectionism is

Playing to the gallery

The PML(N)’s rejection of the government’s new nominee for the post of Chairman NAB was a foregone conclusion. But the proposal was shot down on technical grounds rather than bringing Admiral (retd)