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US murders at heart of Afghan ministry raise questions

February 29, 2012

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29 February, 2012 paktribune KABUL: The two high-ranking US officers were sitting at the nerve centre of one of the most heavily-guarded buildings in Afghanistan when their killer walked into their shared office and shot them both in the head. The audacity of the attack stunned both NATO and the Afghan government – the gunman […]

Philippine religious group rallies as ties ‘sour’ with govt

February 29, 2012

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thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:58 Manila: About 600,000 members of an influential sect held rallies in the Philippines yesterday, police said, in a show of force amid perceived political tension with once staunch ally President Benigno Aquino. Police shut major roads in Manila from midday (0400 GMT) and deployed hundreds of officers as about […]

Ecstasy production is ‘soaring’ in Indonesia

February 29, 2012

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Elly Burhaini Faizal, The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 02/29/2012 9:26 AM Indonesia may become one of Asia’s largest producers of ecstasy, even as officials continue to crack down on drug traffickers, according to a UN narcotics watchdog. The nation might become the major producer of ecstasy in East and Southeast Asia since Indonesia […]

19-gun salute at the Pentagon – unprecedented for a visiting vice president.Chinese vice president Xi Jinping

February 29, 2012

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China’s leader in waiting sticks to the script on US trip Associated Press Feb 16, 2012 thenational WASHINGTON // For Americans looking at the US visit of China’s likely future leader for a clue about where relations between the two nations might be headed, the signal has been clear: no change in substance, but perhaps […]

Pakistan condemns US bill supporting Baluchistan independence

February 29, 2012

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Zeeshan Haider Feb 28, 2012 thenational ISLAMABAD // Pakistan officials have condemned a US legislative effort supporting independence for Baluchistan, the resource-rich province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. US diplomats in Islamabad were summoned twice to the foreign ministry in the past week to hear objections to a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives […]

Illegal Filipino labourers flood into Syria

February 29, 2012

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thenational Ramona Ruiz Mar 1, 2012 ABU DHABI // Dubai remains a major gateway for the movement of thousands of blue-collar workers to Syria, despite attempts by the Philippine government to stop them, experts say.About 16,000 Filipinos were thought to have gone to work in Syria in the past four years. But of those, 1,000 […]

Video of CNN Report on Extremist Islamic Group in Nigeria

February 29, 2012

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Indonesian Red Cross does not give in to Islamist, cross remains in logo

February 29, 2012

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Jakarta (AsiaNews) 02/27/2012 15:14 – The Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia or PMI in Indonesian) will never change the traditional logo that has made it famous around the world. The statement came following criticism from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), an Islamist party that says that the symbol of a red cross is too […]

VietNam: State management of religious affairs under review

February 29, 2012

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VietNamNet Bridge – On February 28, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs organized a conference to review tasks assigned for 2011 and discuss the implementation of the tasks set for this year. The conference reviewed the past five years of the Prime Minister’s instructions regarding Protestant Christian activities and […]

Mayor Rudi Giuliani – Time To Stand Up To Iran

February 29, 2012

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Washington, 26 Feb 2012 – mojahedin Former US Officials Urge Formation of Commission of Inquiry About Conditions at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Where Hundreds of Iranian Dissidents Have Relocated. Mayor Rudi Giuliani: Thank you very much, Tom. Thank you. As Alan Dershowitz said, I’m very honored to be here on behalf of this cause. I can’t […]