News: 09-Feb-11

  1. Egypt protests: Hosni Mubarak’s concessions rejected
    Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the latest protest calling for Hosni Mubarak’s government to step down.
  2. Iran ready for bilateral deal on oil payments: Envoy
    Iran will consider a bilateral agreement with India for payment of oil supplies, if the current arrangement of routing transactions through a Germany-based bank does not fall through, Iranian ambassador to India Seyed Mahdi Nabizadeh said in New Delhi on Tuesday.
  3. Islamic Pipeline States to Meet in Tehran
    The new round of talks between Iran, Syria, and Iraq for construction of the Islamic Pipeline will be held in Tehran by February 19, Deputy Oil Minister Javad Owji said here on Tuesday
  4. Suspected US Spy Drone Crashes in Yemen: Police
    A suspected US spy drone crashed near the south Yemen town of Loder on Tuesday, a police official said, while witnesses said that Al-Qaeda forces were able to make off with the plane’s wreckage
  5. Senior Experts Meeting in Tripoli Ahead of the Third Islamic
    Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood A two-day senior experts meeting has commenced its proceedings today to examine the documents and reports to be submitted to the Third Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood (ICMCC), due to be held during the period from 10 to 11 February 2011, and set the conference’s agenda
  6. Tunisia calls up army reservists to confront unrest
    TUNIS — Tunisia’s interim government said Tuesday it had called up reservists to bolster the army as it confronts pockets of unrest and struggles to meet demands for democratic reforms after a popular uprising.
  7. Karzai in talks with US on permanent Afghan bases
    KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that he was in talks with the United States about the possible establishment of permanent US military bases in his war-ravaged country.
  8. Thousand Pakistani Shias demo against mass killing of Shia Muslims
    Shia Ulma Council (SUC) and Jafferia Students Organization (JSO) on Sunday demanded of the government to control the killing of Shia Men and to give exemplary punishment to the culprits involved in the assassination of Shiites.
  9. UN praises Pakistan for climate change efforts
    ISLAMABAD — A UN official on Tuesday praised Pakistan, which is still reeling from catastrophic floods, for its voluntary efforts towards reducing the emissions responsible for climate change.
  10. Bahrain sees 90% increase in population
    MANAMA — Bahrain’s population has increased by around 90%per cent in the past nine year from 650,000 in 2001 to 1,234,571 in 2010.

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