December 2011

  • gelap
16 Dec 2011 - 3:17pm
SINGAPORE: Singapore is to carry out a major review of its transport network after a breakdown trapped thousands of commuters underground until emergency operations were carried out to free them.   A power fault plunged trains into darkness and left thousands of people stuck on trains or in stations during Thursday's evening rush hour on the...
  • wom
15 Dec 2011 - 7:29pm
WASHINGTON: Nearly one in five American women have been victims of rape or attempted rape at some point in their lives, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a disturbing report on sexual violence in the United States.   Releasing the results of a first-ever survey of nearly 10,000 women contacted randomly by telephone in 2010, the...
  • dro
15 Dec 2011 - 6:22pm
BANNU: Nothing terrifies Pakistani Taliban fighter Tariq Wazir more than US drones, a harbinger of instant death invisible to the naked eye and proof of America's mastery of the skies.   Each time he hears the low hum reminiscent of a bumble bee, fear clutches his heart and he remembers how 20 of his comrades were pulverised by missiles they...
  • gen
15 Dec 2011 - 4:22pm
LONDON: The ongoing eurozone crisis is the single greatest threat to Britain's national security, the head of its armed forces warned Wednesday. Chief of the defence staff General Sir David Richards also told the Royal United Services Institute, a defence think tank, that the Arab Spring uprisings could trigger Islamist unrest in Britain....
  • noy
15 Dec 2011 - 2:13pm
MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has won praise for targeting some of the country's most powerful figures in his war on corruption, but his bruising tactics are also causing an increasing uproar. Aquino's campaign has moved into top gear over the past month, when he used the force of his office to arrest his predecessor Gloria...
  • ange
15 Dec 2011 - 12:50am
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday it could take Europe years to solve its debt crisis, as growing scepticism about the outcome of last week's EU summit weighed on financial markets.   In a speech to the German Bundestag or lower house of parliament, Merkel defended the move for tighter budget policing in the 27-nation...
  • dio
14 Dec 2011 - 7:30pm
ATHENS: Crisis-hit Greece is still losing billions of euros (1 euro=about RM4.25) to corruption in spite of efforts to stamp out graft and maximise the state's tax revenue, a report said on Wednesday. The Ta Nea newspaper said that tax evasion costs Greece 13 billion euros ($17.4 billion) annually in lost revenue, citing remarks by experts...
  • iran
14 Dec 2011 - 3:13pm
RIYADH: The US withdrawal from Iraq will leave a power vacuum in the Gulf, analysts say, paving the way for Iran to increase its influence in this economic and politically strategic region, a concern echoed by America's Gulf allies. "The US withdrawal from Iraq will no doubt create a power vacuum," said Abdulaziz Sager, chairman of the Gulf...
  • Iraq
14 Dec 2011 - 1:26pm
BAGHDAD, December 14, 2011 (AFP) - Eight years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is veering towards a "Lebanonisation" of its political system, with power permanently distributed along strict ethnic and sectarian lines, experts say.   For two governments in a row, the posts of president, premier and parliament speaker have been parcelled...
  • uppy
13 Dec 2011 - 6:36pm
PARIS: Fears mounted that the eurozone crisis could hit growth around the world amid scepticism on stock markets Tuesday about last week's pact among European leaders designed to stabilise the single currency. In a clear signal of the worldwide impact of the crisis, the International Energy Agency released a report saying the global demand...