Bosasso: At least 100 people were killed when a tropical cyclone hit Somalias semi-autonomous Puntland region over the weekend,the government said Monday,declaring a state of emergency and appealing for international aid.The government said hundreds of people were missing after the storm made landfall on Saturday. Houses and livestock were swept into the ocean by the floods, President Abdirahman Mohamud Farole said in Garowe. (reuters)
Bangla cabinet quits for all-party govt before poll
Dhaka: Bangladeshs cabinet ministers Monday resigned to facilitate the formation of an all-party interim government to oversee general elections,even as the BNP-led opposition stuck to their demand for a neutral non-party government further deepening the violent political standoff.
Greek govt survives no confidence motion
Athens: Greeces conservative-socialist coalition government survived a no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party early Monday,following an often heated three-day parliamentary debate.
Egypt: Official indicates curfew to end Thursday
Cairo: Egypts interior minister indicated that a curfew and state of emergency in place for the past three months will expire Thursday as scheduled,saying security reinforcements will be deployed as a preventive measure in the face of protests by supporters of Morsi.