Myanmar president says polls successful
PHNOM PENH: Myanmar President Thein Sein said Tuesday that landmark weekend by-elections swept by Aung San Suu Kyis party were carried out successfully. It was conducted in a very successful way, the retired general told reporters during a summit of Association of South East Asian Nation leaders in Cambodia,his first public comment on Sundays elections.
Romney hopes for three wins Tuesday
MILWAUKEE: Mitt Romney can take a big step toward the Republican US presidential nomination on Tuesday. Victories in Wisconsin,Maryland and Washington,DC,would increase the pressure on rival Rick Santorum to drop out of the race.
13 Islamists charged in France
PARIS: Preliminary charges were filed against 13 Islamist radicals,among 17 suspects detained in police raids in France last week,prosecutor Prosecutor Francois Molins announced Tuesday,saying some had been calling for Muslim Shariah law in the country,doing weapons training and even planning to kidnap a judge.
Pak army chief visits Saudi Arabia
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia,where he will hold talks on bilateral relations,especially defence and security cooperation,a military spokesman said Tuesday. Kayani left for Saudi Arabia Monday night.
14 killed in violence in Gilgit-Baltistan
Islamabad: At least 14 people were killed and over 50 others injured in sectarian violence,that included grenade attacks,in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan Tuesday,prompting authorities to call in the army and impose a curfew to quell violence that spread to several towns.
Belfast gunman attacks man,daughter
DUBLIN: A gunman shot and critically wounded a Belfast man and his daughter Tuesday outside their home,police said. No group claimed responsibility for the morning drive-by shooting in north Belfast.