Looking back at Washington, Baghdad wants to revive cooperation with Moscow

April 11, 2009 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Looking back at Washington, Baghdad wants to revive cooperation with Moscow 

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By Andrei Murtazin

MOSCOW, April 10 — The first official visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to Moscow is not likely to be easy but it may become a breakthrough. The goal of the visit is to discuss economic and military cooperation with the Russian leaders.

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Vietnam: Ninh Binh’s Pagoda enters record books

April 11, 2009 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Vietnam: Ninh Binh’s Pagoda enters record books 

NINH BINH, April 11 — Ninh Binh's record-breaking pagoda, Bai Dinh Spiritual Centre in Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien district, is drawing crowds of visitors, curious to see the magnanimous construction with their own eyes.

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Russia to keep SS-18 ballistic missiles in service until 2019

April 11, 2009 1:03 am· Comments Off on Russia to keep SS-18 ballistic missiles in service until 2019 

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MOSCOW, April 10 — The RS-20V Voyevoda-M (SS-18 Satan) intercontinental ballistic missile, introduced almost 21 years ago, will remain in service until 2019, the commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) said on Friday.

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PGMA leaves for Thailand to attend ASEAN Plus and East Asian Summits

April 11, 2009 1:02 am· Comments Off on PGMA leaves for Thailand to attend ASEAN Plus and East Asian Summits 

MANILA, April 10 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo left at 3 p.m. today (Good Friday, April 10) for the ASEAN Plus and East Asian Summits in Pattaya, Thailand to work out ways “to keep our own region as calm and coordinated as possible.”

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DSWD serves more than 2,000 Filipino deportees in 1st quarter

April 11, 2009 1:01 am· Comments Off on DSWD serves more than 2,000 Filipino deportees in 1st quarter 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 10 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here announced that it has served a total of 2,264 Filipinos deported from nearby Malaysia during the first quarter of this year.

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Cops seize illegally-cut forest products in Caraga Region

April 11, 2009 1:00 am· Comments Off on Cops seize illegally-cut forest products in Caraga Region 

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, April 10 -– The support of the Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 on the government’s drive against illegal logging operations continued to gain success as 2,118 pieces of illegally-cut lumber of various species were apprehended by the Carrascal police force in Surigao del Sur.

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U.S. ship attacked by Somali pirates due in Kenya Sunday

April 11, 2009 12:59 am· Comments Off on U.S. ship attacked by Somali pirates due in Kenya Sunday 

NAIROBI, April 10 — The hijacked U.S. ship freed by its crew is sailing towards the Kenyan port city of Mombasa where it is due on Sunday, a regional maritime official said on Friday.

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ASEAN Summit & Related Summits kick off tonight

April 11, 2009 12:58 am· Comments Off on ASEAN Summit & Related Summits kick off tonight 

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 10 — About 500 red-shirted anti-government demonstrators massed some 500 meters outside the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel, the venue of the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits, but the Thai government assured that the three-day top-level meeting will not be cancelled.

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200 freshmen qualify for DOST scholarship program in Northern Mindanao

April 11, 2009 12:57 am· Comments Off on 200 freshmen qualify for DOST scholarship program in Northern Mindanao 

BUTUAN CITY, April 10 –- At least 200 incoming freshmen have qualified for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) undergraduate scholarships in Northern Mindanao, the DOST regional office said on Friday.

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Hundreds of Thai protesters enter ASEAN Summit venue in Pattaya

April 11, 2009 12:56 am· Comments Off on Hundreds of Thai protesters enter ASEAN Summit venue in Pattaya 

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 10 — Hundreds of Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters Friday afternoon pushed through security and entered the gate of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, the venue of the 14th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.

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