November 2011

  • seif
20 Nov 2011 - 4:53pm
THE HAGUE: Libya must hand over Seif al-Islam, the son of Moamer Kadhafi, to the International Criminal Court, an official said Saturday, while holding out the prospect of a trial in Tripoli.   An ICC spokesman said chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo would travel to Libya next week for talks with the new regime, as world leaders called on...
  • aro
18 Nov 2011 - 6:21pm
MANILA: Ex-Philippine president Gloria Arroyo, charged Friday with vote rigging, turned from superstar to reviled figure in a spectacular rise and fall through the country's chaotic brand of democracy.   The daughter of a former president stood down last year after nearly a decade in power during which she oversaw consistent economic growth...
  • jas
18 Nov 2011 - 3:35pm
SINGAPORE: A member of Singapore's ruling party has been forced to quit and is under police investigation after using a Facebook post to describe Muslim children in a school bus as terrorists in training.   A police spokesman told AFP Friday that they were investigating Jason Neo, 30, after members of the public lodged complaints over the...
  • aly
18 Nov 2011 - 2:37pm
ROME: Prime Minister Mario Monti laid out radical economic reforms on Thursday aimed at cutting Rome's huge debt mountain, boosting growth and preventing Italy from dragging down the eurozone.   Italy must stop being considered Europe's weak link, he said as he announced austerity measures which would be balanced by growth and equity to help...
  • rab
17 Nov 2011 - 6:21pm
DAMASCUS: Arab leaders have given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad three days to halt his "bloody repression" of protests or risk sanctions, but activists said security forces shot dead a nine-year-old girl on Thursday. The youngster was killed during a search operation in the town of Subkhan, in the eastern oil hub of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian...
  • job
17 Nov 2011 - 1:46pm
PATERNA DE RIVERA: Juan, Miguel and Ruben park the Peugeot behind the town gym, open a laptop each and sit in the car web-surfing. There's little else to do on a Monday afternoon, without a job between them. "I used to work in a baker's. Not any more," said Miguel Almagro, 20. "There's no work anywhere. For everyone in the village it's...
  • occu
17 Nov 2011 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON: The number of middle-income neighborhoods in the United States has dwindled significantly over the past 40 years, as the rich-poor divide deepens across the country, a study released Wednesday showed.   In 2007, nearly a third of American families -- 31 per cent -- lived in either an affluent neighborhood or a mainly low-income...
  • obam
16 Nov 2011 - 4:04pm
CANBERRA: US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States did not fear China and was not trying to exclude it from the benefits of its rise, but warned Beijing must play by global rules of the road.   Obama, on the latest leg of his Pacific tour which is shadowed by the implications of China's emergence as a global power, also...
  • zone
15 Nov 2011 - 7:08pm
BRUSSELS: The debt-laden eurozone is already sinking into recession with important markets such as Italy and the Netherlands shrinking, analysts said on Tuesday after the EU released stagnant new figures.   Saved on this occasion by a summer pick-up in German consumer spending, the 17-nation currency area logged 0.2 per cent growth between...
  • une
15 Nov 2011 - 1:42pm
JERUSALEM: Israel's security cabinet decided on Monday to maintain a freeze on the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, imposed after Palestine won UNESCO membership, an official said.   "There's no change in the decision of November 1, which is for a temporary hold on the transfer of funds to the PA," he told AFP on...