Urgent!!! World’s mostly Islam friends of RP begin arriving for SNAMMM

March 14, 2010 3:18 pm· Comments Off on Urgent!!! World’s mostly Islam friends of RP begin arriving for SNAMMM 

MANILA, March 14 — Top foreign ministry officials of foreign governments participating in a special thematic meeting of the 49-year-old Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began arriving in Manila today, including no less than the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Libya’s Ali Abdulssalam Treki.

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Freezing weather, sand storms to hit central and east China

March 14, 2010 3:18 pm· Comments Off on Freezing weather, sand storms to hit central and east China 

BEIJING, March 14 — China Meteorological Administration (CMA) issued an alert Sunday morning, warning a temperature drop and sand storms brought by a cold wave would sweep central and east China over the next two days.

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EU to impose sanctions on Iran if UN fails in action: Finnish FM

March 14, 2010 3:18 pm· Comments Off on EU to impose sanctions on Iran if UN fails in action: Finnish FM 

HELSINKI, March 14 — The European Union will seek new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program should the United Nations fail to take any actions, Finnish foreign minister said Saturday.

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Thai gov't likely to declare state-of-emergency: gov't source

March 14, 2010 3:18 pm· Comments Off on Thai gov't likely to declare state-of-emergency: gov't source 

BANGKOK, March 14 — The government is likely to enforce a state-of-emergency decree Sunday to cope with the escalating tension in Bangkok after tens of thousands of provincial anti-government red-shirted protesters arrived in the city Saturday, The Nation online reported.

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Premier says China to continue to work with other countries to tackle climate change

March 14, 2010 3:18 pm· Comments Off on Premier says China to continue to work with other countries to tackle climate change 

BEIJING, March 14 — China will continue to work with other countries to advance the international efforts in tackling climate change, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday after the close of the annual parliament session.

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Drug violence kills 25 in Mexico

March 14, 2010 2:44 pm· Comments Off on Drug violence kills 25 in Mexico 

MEXICO CITY, March 14 — Drug-linked violence claimed 25 lives including five police officers in Mexico's Pacific coast Guerrero state Saturday, security officials said.

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Russian airmobile hospital to help Chile quake victims

March 14, 2010 2:44 pm· Comments Off on Russian airmobile hospital to help Chile quake victims 

MOSCOW, March 14 — Two Russian emergencies ministry planes have arrived in Chile carrying rescuers, supplies and equipment including a mobile hospital to help the earthquake-stricken country, a ministry's spokeswoman has said.

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Conservation confab begins in Doha, focus on bluefin tuna

March 14, 2010 2:44 pm· Comments Off on Conservation confab begins in Doha, focus on bluefin tuna 

DOHA, March 14 — An international conference to conserve endangered wildlife opened Saturday in Doha, Qatar, with focus on a Monaco-proposed ban on all cross-border trade in bluefin tuna from the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

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UN chief visiting Haiti today

March 14, 2010 2:44 pm· 1 Comment 

By Betwa Sharma

UNITED NATIONS, March 14 — Two months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting the country for a second time today, to assess the situation on the ground and to prepare for the upcoming donors conference.

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Storm leaves hundreds of thousands of families in northeast U.S. in dark

March 14, 2010 2:44 pm· Comments Off on Storm leaves hundreds of thousands of families in northeast U.S. in dark 

NEW YORK, March 14 — Powerful winds are ripping through northeast U.S. Saturday with winds gusting over 80 kilometers per hour, and as much as 12 centimeters of rain falling across parts of the region.

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