Syria's Assad vows to fight "terrorists" with "iron fist"

January 10, 2012 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Syria's Assad vows to fight "terrorists" with "iron fist" 

DAMASCUS, Jan. 10 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday vowed to fight "terrorists" in his country with "iron fist," saying that the "terrorists" are working to pave the way for foreign interventions.

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Sri Lanka's migrant worker population to increase

January 10, 2012 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Sri Lanka's migrant worker population to increase 

COLOMBO, Jan. 10 — Sri Lanka's migrant population is set to grow as the government targets more skilled workers to be sent overseas, a minister said here on Tuesday.

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Sri Lankan president's relative attacked in India

January 10, 2012 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Sri Lankan president's relative attacked in India 

COLOMBO, Jan. 10 — The husband of a Sri Lankan parliamentarian who is also a relative of President Mahinda Rajapaksa was attacked by a pro-Tamil Tiger group in south India on Tuesday, a senior officer from the External Affairs Ministry said.

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14 Taliban insurgents surrender to gov't in W. Afghanistan

January 10, 2012 11:54 pm· Comments Off on 14 Taliban insurgents surrender to gov't in W. Afghanistan 

HERAT, Afghanistan, Jan. 10 — Over a dozen Taliban insurgents surrendered to the government in Afghanistan's western province of Herat on Tuesday, the provincial governor said.

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India’s hypersonic missile to be ready in five years

January 10, 2012 11:52 pm· Comments Off on India’s hypersonic missile to be ready in five years 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 10 — With the air-version of BrahMos missile likely to be inducted in IAF within a year, works have already been started to develop BrahMos 2, the fastest hypersonic missile in the world, which would take final shape in five years, a top scientist said.

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Feature: Anti-money laundering, restricting electronic money transfers anger Gazans

January 10, 2012 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Anti-money laundering, restricting electronic money transfers anger Gazans 

GAZA, Jan. 10 — Yousef Mohamed, a student from Gaza, was upset when he was informed that electronic money transfer from abroad to private money exchange offices in Gaza was restricted. Yousef used to get cash from his father who lives in Norway through Western Union.

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Woori in takeover talks for overseas expansion

January 10, 2012 11:49 pm· Comments Off on Woori in takeover talks for overseas expansion 

SEOUL, Jan. 10 — Woori Finance Holdings Co. is mulling acquiring three overseas financial firms, its chief said Tuesday, a move that is expected to fuel South Korea's top banking group's global expansion drive.

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SK Innovation to set up auto parts joint venture

January 10, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on SK Innovation to set up auto parts joint venture 

SEOUL, Jan. 10 — SK Innovation Co., South Korea's leading refiner, said Tuesday it will set up a joint venture with a German auto parts firm to produce next-generation batteries for electric cars.

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Vietnamese delegation conducts study tour on the PHL power industry

January 10, 2012 11:39 pm· Comments Off on Vietnamese delegation conducts study tour on the PHL power industry 

MANILA, Jan. 10 — Representatives from the Vietnamese power sector are currently in the country to learn about the local power industry specifically on establishing a power market.

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Bourse operator to export IT system to Nepal

January 10, 2012 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Bourse operator to export IT system to Nepal 

SEOUL, Jan. 10 — South Korea's bourse operator said Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal with its Nepali counterpart to export a stock market operating system to the Himalayan country.

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