Obama birth certificate a forgery: Arizona sheriff
PHOENIX: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said,in Arizona,Friday,that a probe by his office found that the birth certificate released by US President Barack Obama was a forgery.
2 French journalists who escaped Syria return home
VILLACOUBLAY: Two French journalists smuggled out of the Syrian city of Homs where they were trapped for nine days returned home Friday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy greeted injured Edith Bouvier,a journalist for Le Figaro,and William Daniels,a photographer,at Villacoublay military airport,west of Paris.
Putin says might run for president in 2018
MOSCOW: Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin,who is likely to win a third presidential term Sunday,said in an interview Friday that he may run for president for a fourth time in 2018.
56 militants killed in Pak tribal region
ISLAMABAD: At least 56 militants were killed in separate incidents of violence,including a suicide bombing outside a mosque and a fierce clash between security forces and terrorists,in northwest Pakistans restive Khyber tribal region Friday.
Woman tortured,paraded for her anti-Islam views
LAHORE: Seema Bibi,a Christian,was brutally tortured and paraded on the streets of Kot Meerath village,in Sialkot,Punjab,by a mob for her alleged anti-Islam views,police officials said Friday.
Israel has right to defend itself: Netanyahu
OTTAWA: In his first public comments on a North American visit that will include talks with US President Barack Obama,Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday Israel reserved the right to defend itself against Iran. He said Iran calls and works for Israels destruction. Netanyahu said the international community should not allow what he called Iran’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons to succeed.
Iran House vote to show Khamenei grip on power
TEHRAN: Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneis power over rival hardliners led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian leaders were looking for a high turnout to ease an acute crisis of legitimacy caused by Ahmadinejads re-election in 2009. The vote for the parliaments 290 seats is only a limited test of political opinion since leading reformist groups stayed out what became a contest between the Khamenei and Ahmadinejad camps.