US re-indictment of Indian diplomat irks Delhi

March 16, 2014 3:30 am0 comments
US re-indictment of Indian diplomat irks Delhi

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday said it was “disappointed” by new US visa fraud charges against an Indian diplomat over her employment of a domestic servant and warned the move could reignite a bitter row between the countries. Government spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said India was “disappointed” the US Justice Department […]

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hijacked, official says

March 15, 2014 6:12 am0 comments
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hijacked, official says

Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday. No motive has been established and no demands have been made known, and it […]

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Plans to crush Syria revolt in full swing

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Plans to crush Syria revolt in full swing

Beirut: Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is taking advantage of the rift between Russia and the US over Ukraine to press ahead with plans to crush the rebellion against his rule and secure his reelection for another seven-year term, unencumbered by pressure to compromise with his opponents. The collapse last […]

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US student’s clue for missing flight goes viral

March 14, 2014 4:16 am0 comments
US student’s clue for missing flight goes viral

Singapore: An undergraduate from Stanford University, California has come up with a new theory on the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines plane, which has gone viral on the Internet. Andrew Aude, 20, a student of computer science, in his Tumblr post mentioned a 2013 US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Airworthiness Directive […]

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‘India will need aircraft worth $190 billion in next 20 years’

March 13, 2014 1:16 pm0 comments
‘India will need aircraft worth $190 billion in next 20 years’

In its latest market forecast, Airbus on Thursday said Indian carriers will require 1,290 new passenger aircraft valued at $190 billion between now and 2032 to satisfy surging annual demand. Indian annual passenger traffic growth rates of 8.6 per cent are well above the regional Asia Pacific average growth rate of 6.1 per […]

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Met Bin Laden 20 to 50 times, says UK convict

March 12, 2014 3:39 am0 comments

NEW YORK: A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama Bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by Al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet. Saajid Badat was sentenced in 2005 to 13 years in jail as a co-conspirator in the notorious shoe […]

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CIA: Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet

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CIA: Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet

WASHINGTON: The director of the Central Intelligence Agency said intelligence officials could not rule out terrorism as a factor in the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines plane. “You cannot discount any theory, ” CIA Director John Brennan said during rare public comments in Washington. A massive search operation for the […]

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Men with stolen passports on jet ‘not terrorists’

March 11, 2014 1:25 pm0 comments
Men with stolen passports on jet ‘not terrorists’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Two men traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were Iranians who had bought tickets to Europe and were probably not terrorists, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The announcement is likely to dampen, at least for now, speculation that the disappearance of the Boeing […]

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‘Don’t destroy our bond’

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‘Don’t destroy our bond’

 Abu Dhabi: The Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates has called on the Russian Federation to enter into dialogue over the presence of foreign soldier’s occupying the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. “Ukraine has repeatedly declared that it is considers diplomacy the only viable means to settle the current crisis. […]

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Oil slick not from missing Malaysian Airlines plane: official

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Oil slick not from missing Malaysian Airlines plane: official

KUALA LUMPUR: Samples taken from an oil slick off Malaysia are not from a missing jet based on results of a chemistry lab analysis, an official said Monday. Flight MH370 went missing over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early Saturday. No confirmed evidence […]

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