Clashes over Egypt soccer deaths kills 3
CAIRO: The police in several Egyptian cities battled Friday with protesters angry at the military-led governments failure to prevent dozens of deaths at a soccer riot in Port Said Thursday. At least three demonstrators had been killed by Friday.
Romney poised to win Nevada caucuses
LAS VEGAS: Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney seemed poised to pick up another state in the race to challenge President Barack Obama,as candidates made a last push Friday before the caucuses in Nevada. Romney,a Mormon,is expected to find favour among a large Mormon population.
Muslim groups plan rally after NY police report
NEW YORK: Muslim groups and interfaith leaders were to rally Friday in the wake of a report about New York Police Department intelligence. A secret police document with the Associated Press showed the NYPD recommended increasing surveillance of thousands of Muslims.
BBC accuses Iran of intimidating its staff
LONDON: The BBC director-general Mark Thompson on Friday accused Iran of intimidating staff members of its Persian service through slander,snooping and arrest of their relatives.
Cameron to visit White House in March
WASHINGTON: British PM David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will meet in Washington on March 13-14 to discuss Afghanistan,Iran and the Middle East,the White House said Friday.
US asks citizens to avoid gatherings in Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The US has issued a travel alert,warning its citizens about the risks in travelling to Pakistan in view of recent developments and tension in US-Pak ties following the NATO raid that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. Replacing its previous travel warning dated April 8,2011,the State Department Thursday asked its citizens to avoid protests and large gatherings which are happening in Pakistan after the November 26 cross-border fire.
Militants attack pak post,26 killed
ISLAMABAD: In a pre-dawn strike,Taliban militants Friday attacked a strategic check post in Pakistans restive tribal belt along the Afghan border,triggering fierce clashes in which at least eight security personnel and 18 terrorists were killed. Militants also abducted five security personnel during the attack on the check post in Shidano Dand area of Kurram tribal region,officials were quoted as saying by TV news channels.