Judge cites coop exec for contempt

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Judge cites coop exec for contempt 

PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb. 28 — For defying a court order issued in 2010 which suspended power rate a power cooperative here imposed, a regional trial court judge cited a electric coop executive for indirect contempt.

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PRO6 orders more cops for election duty; 85-15 deployment scheme eyed

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on PRO6 orders more cops for election duty; 85-15 deployment scheme eyed 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 28 -More police personnel are needed for election duty and the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) based in Camp Martin Delgado here will implement the 85-15 deployment scheme for cops performing various law enforcement tasks during the election period.

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Roundup: 352 killed in 27 bomb blasts across Pakistan in 2 months

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: 352 killed in 27 bomb blasts across Pakistan in 2 months 

By Jamil Bhatti

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 28 — At least 352 people were killed and 699 others injured in 27 bomb blasts that ripped through different areas across Pakistan during the first two months of the current year, according to official figures.

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Roundup: Violence continues in Syria as int'l meeting on crisis convenes

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: Violence continues in Syria as int'l meeting on crisis convenes 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 28 — Clashes and violence continues in several Syrian hotspots on Thursday as an international meeting discussing the crisis opening in Rome, the state-run SANA news agency reported.

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Roundup: UN chief seeks to beef up DR Congo mission

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: UN chief seeks to beef up DR Congo mission 

By William M. Reilly

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 27 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed the formation of a new "intervention brigade" to help end two decades of strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Fresh graduates join Afghan police in W. province

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Fresh graduates join Afghan police in W. province 

HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb. 28 — A total of 300 newly graduated policemen were commissioned to Afghan police forces in the country's western province of Herat, an official said on Thursday.

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West Africa urged to fulfill pledges on funds for military intervention in Mali

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on West Africa urged to fulfill pledges on funds for military intervention in Mali 

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Feb. 28 — The Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, who is also the current ECOWAS chairman, on Wednesday urged the West African nations to "fulfill" their financial pledges to ensure effective deployment of officers of the International Support Mission for Mali (MISMA).

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Turkey reiterates call for no-fly zone in Syria

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Turkey reiterates call for no-fly zone in Syria 

ANKARA, Feb. 28 –Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has again requested world powers to impose an immediate no fly zone over areas of Syria to prevent the spreading of humanitarian disaster in the war-torn country.

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Meeting of Iran's FM, UN chief major event during UN civilization confab

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Meeting of Iran's FM, UN chief major event during UN civilization confab 

VIENNA, Feb. 28 — The meeting held here Wednesday between the visiting Foreign Minister of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was the most important event taken place on the sidelines of the first day of the Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations.

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1st LD: 1 killed, 30 injured in car bomb blast in central Syria

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm· Comments Off on 1st LD: 1 killed, 30 injured in car bomb blast in central Syria 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 28 — A booby-trapped car went off Thursday near a compound in the country's central province of Homs, leaving one person killed and 30 others injured, local media said.

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