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    Russia says UN vote undermines peace efforts in Syria

    Russia says UN vote undermines peace efforts in Syria

    Russia has said a resolution on Syria passed by the UN General Assembly undermines peace efforts there, as fighting continues on the ground. Moscow’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters…

    Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syria

    Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syria

    (CNN) — Kofi Annan, whose initiative to forge peace in war-ravaged Syria failed to take hold, said he has resigned as the U.N. and Arab League joint special envoy because of “increasing militarization…

    New Egypt government to be sworn in

    New Egypt government to be sworn in

    Egypt’s new cabinet is due to be officially announced and sworn in by President Mohammed Mursi, who took office last month. Media reports suggest Prime Minister-designate Hisham Qandil’s government will…

    Saif al-Islam Gaddafi seeks Hague trial

    Saif al-Islam Gaddafi seeks Hague trial

    Col Gaddafi’s son has said he wants to be put on trial in The Hague, rather than in his home country, his lawyers have said. Saif al-Islam said if he…

    Chidambaram is new FM, Shinde becomes home minister

    P Chidambaram was on Tuesday made the finance minister as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a minor reshuffle in portfolios in the Union cabinet, necessitated by the exit of Pranab…

    Judiciary, parliament not at odds: CJ

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday observed the judiciary and parliament were not against each other, saying “we take wisdom from the debates that occurred on the floor…

    Power outage snarls transport, leaves residents sweltering in northern India

    New Delhi (CNN) — A grid failure cut power supplies in northern India on Monday, hitting rail and road transport for hours in the country’s worst blackout in a decade, authorities…

    India train fire kills 47 in Andhra Pradesh

    At least 47 people have been killed in a fire on a passenger train travelling in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. One coach of the Tamil Nadu…

    Anna Hazare joins fast ignoring appeal from close aides

    NEW DELHI: Ignoring an appeal from his close aides,Anna Hazare today joined three of his team members in their indefinite fast here after his four-day ultimatum to the government to concede…

    Moving on from Sarkozy’s immigration policies

    Blasting former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial immigration policies as “random and discriminatory,” new French Interior Minister Manuel Valls (pictured) has called for more objective procedures, a move welcomed by…