Mubarak ex-intel chief to run for president
CAIRO: Former President Hosni Mubaraks intelligence chief filed papers in Egypt late Sunday to be a presidential candidate. The former vice-president,Omar Suleiman,has been considered a potential candidate for months.
Queen gives Camilla highest female rank
LONDON: The Queen has appointed Prince Charless wife Camilla to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of her personal services to the monarchy,Buckingham Palace said Monday. The honour makes the 64-year-old Duchess of Cornwall a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
Rescuers try to reach 9 trapped miners in Peru
LIMA: It may take two or three more days to rescue nine miners trapped in an informal copper mine,Perus prime minister said,as rescuers supplied the men with liquid sustenance through a hose. The miners have been stuck since Thursday,when a shaft collapsed.
Pak temple committee chairman kidnapped
ISLAMABAD: Maharaj Ganga Ram Motiyani,the chairman of the committee that manages the famous Hinglaj Mata temple in Baluchistan province,has been kidnapped just two days before the beginning of the shrines annual pilgrimage,The Express Tribune reported Monday. Also Monday,gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Shia Muslims in Quetta killing six in a sectarian attack,police said.