18 March 2010 Tarihinde Eklenen Konular
18 March 2010 21:25
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition has retained its narrow lead over the al-Iraqiya slate led by former premier Ayad Allawi as Iraq draws near to the final stage in the preliminary tally of votes in the March 7 parliamentary election.
With nearly 90 percent of the votes counted, Maliki's State of Law coalition was about 40,000 votes ahead of...
18 March 2010 21:12
US Department of the Treasury has imposed strict sanctions against the Gaza-based Islamic National Bank and al-Aqsa TV television channel over affiliations to the Palestinian Hamas movement.
According to the US Treasury, the Islamic National Bank &0151; opened by Hamas in April 2009 — lacks a legal license from the Palestinian Monetary Authority and is operating outside the legitimate financial...
18 March 2010 19:12
A US soldier has been killed in combat operations in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, while conducting such operations is in violation of a deal signed between Washington and Baghdad.
Under the agreement signed in late 2008, the movement of US forces is confined to their bases and all unilateral operations should have technically ceased in 2009.
A military statement...
18 March 2010 18:25
The United States says Russia's claim that Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant should go online this summer is 'premature.'
"We think it would be premature to go forward with any project at this time because we want to send an unequivocal message to the Iranians," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a press briefing with her Russian counterpart, Sergei...
18 March 2010 17:52
South African President Jacob Zuma's large ruling party has defeated a vote of no-confidence called by opposition parties over the leader's admission to fathering a love child.
The motion was called by the Congress of the People (COPE) and backed by the Democratic Alliance. It marks the first such vote since the end of apartheid in 1994, when the African...
18 March 2010 17:50
Islamic leaders in Indonesia say that US President Barack Obama's policies towards the Muslim world are no different than his predecessors.
The leaders say they are disappointed by Obama's last year Cairo speech in which he tried to reduce tensions between the Islamic world and the United States.
"During the last few months after that speech, almost one year, nothing...
18 March 2010 17:41
Moscow and Washington are very close to hammer out a new disarmament deal to replace an old agreement which expired in December.
At a joint news conference with his US counterpart Hillary Clinton on Thursday, the Russian top diplomat Sergei Lavrov said that the two former Cold War rivals are in the final stage of talks on a new deal...
18 March 2010 15:54
Russia has announced that it plans to start up Iran's long-delayed 1,000 megawatt Bushehr nuclear plant “this summer.”
"The start-up of the first reactor of the Bushehr atomic power station is planned for this summer," Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
The construction of the Bushehr plant started in 1975 when Germany signed a contract to build a...