Police official says no mining in Northern Iloilo

January 17, 2012 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Police official says no mining in Northern Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 17 – The police have denied talks on the alleged illegal mining activities in a town in Northern Iloilo.

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Hataman enforces curfew inside ARMM compound in Cotabato City

January 17, 2012 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Hataman enforces curfew inside ARMM compound in Cotabato City 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 17 – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) caretaker Governor Mujiv Hataman implements curfew hours within the 22-hectare Shariff Kabunsuan Complex here, the provisional seat of the region's government.

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‘EU will commit ‘economic suicide’ if it bans Iran oil’

January 17, 2012 11:45 pm· Comments Off on ‘EU will commit ‘economic suicide’ if it bans Iran oil’ 

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – Iran’s representative to OPEC says the European Union will “undoubtedly” commit an ‘economic suicide’ if it introduces an oil embargo against Iran.

“With economic crisis in the euro zone area any sanctions on Iran’s oil will put European countries in a deeper crisis,” Mohammad-Ali Khatibi told the Mehr News Agency. (PNA/MNA) DCT/hbc/utb

Leaders of rival parties agree on need for open primary

January 17, 2012 11:43 pm· Comments Off on Leaders of rival parties agree on need for open primary 

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, Jan. 17 — The ruling and opposition parties agreed Tuesday the current election law needs to be revised to adopt an open primary system to allow the parties to select election candidates through contests open to non-party members.

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Nigerian gov't lauds labor for suspending strike

January 17, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Nigerian gov't lauds labor for suspending strike 

ABUJA, Jan. 17 — The Nigerian government has commended labor for calling off its nationwide strike, street protests and mass rallies.

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Two killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan

January 17, 2012 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Two killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan 

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 17 — A suicide car bomb struck close to a military base in the eastern Afghan province of Nangahar on Tuesday, killing two people including the attacker and wounding two others, an official said.

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Drug baron captured in E. Afghanistan

January 17, 2012 11:39 pm· Comments Off on Drug baron captured in E. Afghanistan 

KABUL, Jan. 17 — A prominent drug baron was captured in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the NATO-led ISAF forces said on Tuesday.

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Salehi advises Saudi officials to avoid unwise remarks

January 17, 2012 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Salehi advises Saudi officials to avoid unwise remarks 

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 -– Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi advised Saudi Arabian officials to avoid making unwise remarks.

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Twenty-nine missing in 'Costa Concordia' shipwreck – Official

January 17, 2012 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Twenty-nine missing in 'Costa Concordia' shipwreck – Official 

ROME, Jan. 17 — The number of people missing in an Italian cruise shipwreck near the coast of Tuscany rose to 29, Tgcom24 television said, citing local port authorities.

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Rescuers blast holes in Italian cruise liner

January 17, 2012 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Rescuers blast holes in Italian cruise liner 

ROME, Jan. 17 — Italian Navy specialists carried out two controlled explosions on Tuesday to facilitate the search of the cruise liner that capsized after hitting rocks off the country's coast, the TMNews agency reported.

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