October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on 'Ofel' intensifies into tropical storm; 17 areas in Visayas, Mindanao under storm signals
MANILA, Oct. 24 — At least 17 areas in the Visayas and Mindanao are under public storm warning signals as tropical depression Ofel (international name: Son-Tinh) has intensified into a tropical storm and threatens the Caraga Region and parts of the Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on 'Ofel' strands 1,480 passengers in Visayas, Mindanao ports
MANILA, Oct. 24 — Some 1,480 passengers were stranded in various ports in Visayas and Mindanao due to tropical storm Ofel, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on (Roundup): Syria gov't vows to maintain living standard despite unprecedented budget deficit
DAMASCUS, Oct. 24 — The Syrian government vowed to improve the citizens' living conditions despite the harsh economic conditions the country is passing through and the large budget deficit that has been unprecedented over the past five year.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Oil slumps on growth concerns, stronger dollar
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 — Crude prices Tuesday slumped as weak third-quarter corporate earnings worsened global growth concerns and dollar strengthened against its major counterparts, with the U.S. benchmark dipping to the lowest level since Mid-July.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Moldova to take measures to enhance production, export
BUCHAREST, Oct. 24 — The Moldovan government is going to take stimulating measures to enhance production and export, said the country's Deputy Economy Minister Octavian Calmic on Tuesday.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on UN-Arab League envoy to brief Security Council on Syria: Spokesman
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 — The United Nations Arab- League (AL) joint special representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, will brief the UN Security Council on Wednesday on the current situation in Syria, where he held talks with leaders of both Syrian government and armed opposition on a possible ceasefire during the Islamic holiday starting on Friday, a UN spokesman told reporters here Tuesday.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Nearly 5 M affected by floods in Pakistan: UN spokesman
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 — Nearly five million people have been affected by the flooding in southern Pakistan, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here Tuesday, citing estimates from the Pakistani government.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on S. Korea, Guatemala celebrate 50th anniversary of relations
SEOUL, Oct. 24 — South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina exchanged celebratory messages marking the 50th anniversary Wednesday of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the presidential office said.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on US responds to Russia human rights report: Bring it On
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 — The US State Department on Tuesday said it welcomed a report by the Russian Foreign Ministry this week that harshly criticized Americas human rights record, adding that the United States is an open book and wants to continue to improve our society.
October 24, 2012 9:23 am· Comments Off on Campbell due in Seoul for talks on N. Korea, alliance
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 — The top U.S. government hand on East Asia will visit South Korea later this week for discussions on bilateral alliance issues and ways to deal with North Korea, the State Department said Tuesday.