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Gaddafi and Bush: Victims of Terrorists or Victimized Terrorists?

Correspondent Dallas Darling. In the summer of 1939, Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party had planned a massive gathering called the Rally of Peace. Simultaneously, movie reels, radios and newspapers showed Polish crowds burning effigies representing the Fuehrer.

UN narcotics body rewards Colombia’s drug war efforts

‘Drug financier’ held in Colombia How landmines complicate Colombia’s drugs fight Peru ‘rivalling Colombia’ on coca The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has dropped Colombia from its list of countries requiring special observation. It said Colombia remained the world’s biggest producer of…

House Approves Budget Measure to Avert Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday passed a two-week budget measure that cuts $4 billion in federal spending, and Senate Democrats said they would quickly follow suit, averting any threat of a government shutdown when money runs out on Friday. Multimedia Interactive Map House Vote: Spending Measure Blogs the Caucus The latest on President…

UN urges mass evacuation of thousands fleeing Libya

GENEVA The UN refugee agency and an international migrant group issued an urgent appeal Tuesday for the mass evacuation of tens of thousands of people fleeing into Tunisia from strife-torn Libya. “The International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are urgently appealing to governments for a massive…

Tunisia ends 20-year ban for Islamist party

BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA Associated Press= TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian Islamist party banned for more than 20 years was legalized Tuesday, while the country’s most prominent opposition figure quit the unity government amid renewed uncertainty about where Tunisia is headed. The Ennahdha party — branded an Islamic terrorist group by Tunisia’s deposed…

German minister resigns amid plagiarism scandal

BERLIN — Germany’s defense minister, a rising star in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the country’s most popular politician, has resigned over allegations he plagiarized his doctoral thesis. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg told reporters Tuesday he felt that he could no longer carry out his duties as minister. Guttenberg had admitted…

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo turns forces on UN

Inhabitants of the Abobo district in Abidjan flee the area following fresh … Inhabitants of the Abobo district in Abidjan flee the area following fresh … Forces loyal to Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo have opened fire on UN sanctions experts who tried to check on a suspected breach of the international arms embargo of the country, a UN…

World raises pressure on Libya

TRIPOLI – The United States and other foreign governments discussed military options for dealing with Libya on Monday as Muammar Gaddafi scoffed at the threat to his goverment from a spreading popular uprising. With government forces massing to try to take back strategic coastal cities from rebels, the United States said it was moving US naval and…

Castro says Cuba’s mass layoffs delayed

HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro has admitted that plans to lay off 500,000 state workers by March are behind schedule and that the process will be delayed to help soften the impact of the cuts, state-run television said on Monday. The layoffs are a centerpiece of his reforms to modernize Cuba’s Soviet-style economy, but the report said Castro…

Death for 11, life sentence for 20 in Godhra train burning case

NEW DELHI: A special court on Tuesday pronounced the death penalty for 11 convicted in the Godhra train burning case. 20 others have been awarded the life sentence. Thirty-one…

Pakistani minister assassinated

Pakistan’s Minorities Minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, has died after two gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad, hospital officials say. He was travelling to work when through a residential district when his vehicle was sprayed with bullets, police said. Mr Bhatti, a Christian, is a leader of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party.

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