Authorities probe hacking of Bush family's e-mails

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on Authorities probe hacking of Bush family's e-mails 

HOUSTON, Feb. 9 — Investigation is underway into who hacked the e-mail accounts belonging to members of the Bush family, U.S. media reported Friday.

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White House sounds alarm on government spending cuts

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on White House sounds alarm on government spending cuts 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 — Unless Congress acts by March 1, the White House said Friday a series of automatic cuts threatening thousands of jobs and economic security of the U.S. middle class will take effect.

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Roundup: Iran says U.S. talks currently "not possible"

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Iran says U.S. talks currently "not possible" 

TEHRAN, Feb. 9 — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Friday that talks with the United States is not currently possible.

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Kenya's hotel bookings drop amid anxiety over elections

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on Kenya's hotel bookings drop amid anxiety over elections 

MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb. 9 — The Kenya's tourism sector has seen a drop of 40 percent in hotel bookings due to the anxiety surrounding the March 4 general elections.

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Wounded Armenian candidate requesting to delay election

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on Wounded Armenian candidate requesting to delay election 

YEREVAN, Feb. 9 -– Armenian presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan, who was shot in the shoulder last week, said he plans to appeal to Armenia's Constitutional Court with a request to postpone the vote by two weeks.

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China welcomes national dialogue in Bahrain

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on China welcomes national dialogue in Bahrain 

MANAMA, Feb. 9 — The Chinese government on Friday welcomed the second round of National Consensus Dialogue between the Bahrain government and political societies.

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Al Qaida-linked group attack anti-gov't protest in northwestern Syria

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on Al Qaida-linked group attack anti-gov't protest in northwestern Syria 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 9 — Members and supporters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front attacked Friday an anti-government protest in Syrian northwestern province of Idlib, tearing down the protesters' flag and chanting for establishing a "caliphate."

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Region 12 anti-poverty project auditors, engineers undergo workshop

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on Region 12 anti-poverty project auditors, engineers undergo workshop 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 8 — Twenty-five auditors and engineers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development implementing one of the anti-poverty flagship projects of the Philippines in Central Mindanao gathered Friday for a two-day Regional Fiduciary Workshop in Koronadal City.

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NYC Chair encourages the youth to pursue agriculture

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on NYC Chair encourages the youth to pursue agriculture 

By Paula D. Navarra

MANILA Feb 9 — Leon G. Flores, Chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC), on Friday encouraged the the youth to pursue agriculture and to make young people see that farming is also a viable economic source for them.

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News Analysis: Turkey-U.S. ties under test amid disputes

February 9, 2013 9:43 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Turkey-U.S. ties under test amid disputes 

By Shi Zhuying

ISTANBUL, Feb. 9 — Tensions between the United States and Turkey rise after recent spats flared up between the two NATO allies, which triggered wide speculations about a worsening Turkey- US ties.

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