Islamists continue momentum in Egypt's parliamentary vote

January 8, 2012 12:12 pm· Comments Off on Islamists continue momentum in Egypt's parliamentary vote 

CAIRO, Jan. 8 — Major Islamists parties in Egypt continued their momentum in the third stage of the People's Assembly elections after they gained more than 60 percent in the first two phases.

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Iranian president to visit Latin American countries

January 8, 2012 12:11 pm· Comments Off on Iranian president to visit Latin American countries 

TEHRAN, Jan. 8 — Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Saturday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to begin his four-leg tour of Latin American countries on Sunday, the local satellite Press TV reported.

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Iran's IRGC begins military drill in eastern country

January 8, 2012 12:08 pm· Comments Off on Iran's IRGC begins military drill in eastern country 

TEHRAN, Jan. 8 — A senior military commander said Saturday that Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has started military drills codenamed "Shohaday-e Vahdat (Martyrs of Unity)" in eastern Iran, the local satellite Press TV reported.

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(UPDATE) Death toll from ComVal landslide rises to 30; 44 still missing

January 8, 2012 12:06 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE) Death toll from ComVal landslide rises to 30; 44 still missing 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 8 — The death toll from a recent landslide that hit a gold-rich mining township in southern Philippines rose to 30 as search operations continued, officials said Sunday.

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Yemen's acting president denies rift with Saleh

January 8, 2012 12:04 pm· Comments Off on Yemen's acting president denies rift with Saleh 

SANAA, Jan. 8 — Yemeni Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday denied reports that he is in dispute with outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh over ruling the country's transitional period, in a brief statement issued by his office.

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Thousands of Yemeni northern protesters marching to Sanaa to push for Saleh's trial

January 8, 2012 12:01 pm· Comments Off on Thousands of Yemeni northern protesters marching to Sanaa to push for Saleh's trial 

SANAA, Jan. 8 — About 3,000 Yemeni protesters from several northern provinces marched towards the capital Sanaa on Saturday to call for trial of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh for ordering crackdown on anti-government protests over the past months, witnesses said.

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Abbas lobbies Uganda to support Palestine state recognition

January 8, 2012 11:59 am· Comments Off on Abbas lobbies Uganda to support Palestine state recognition 

KAMPALA, Jan. 8 — Visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday urged Uganda to increase its support towards the creation of an internationally recognized, sovereign and independent state of Palestine.

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Nigeria to strengthen economic relations with Finland

January 8, 2012 11:58 am· Comments Off on Nigeria to strengthen economic relations with Finland 

ABUJA, Jan. 7 — Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ashiru has called for more Finnish investments in the West Africa country to strengthen economic relations between the two countries.

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Palace pushing for sanctions of Compostela Valley officials over deadly landslide

January 8, 2012 11:31 am· Comments Off on Palace pushing for sanctions of Compostela Valley officials over deadly landslide 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — Local Compostela Valley officials who were negligent in ensuring the safety of their constituents in mining areas will be held accountable for this week’s deadly tragedy to avoid the repeat of similar incidents, Malacanang said on Saturday.

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Aquino declares Jan. 10 a special non-working day for Koronadal City, South Cotabato

January 8, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Aquino declares Jan. 10 a special non-working day for Koronadal City, South Cotabato 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared January 10, 2012 as a special non-working day in the city of Koronadal, South Cotabato in celebration of its 72nd Foundation Day and the 12th Hinugyaw Festival.

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