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Hamas urges Egypt to free detained Palestinians

OANA) – Islamic Hamas movement on Tuesday called upon Egypt to release Palestinians who have been held prisoners in Egypt.

RI not to rush to sign FTA with EU

Indonesia will not rush to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union, Deputy Trade Minister Mahendra Siregar said here on Tuesday.

N. Korea vows ‘physical’ response to war games (AFP)

AFP – North Korea on Tuesday threatened a military response to ongoing US-South Korean military drills, blasting them as preparations for a nuclear war of...

British Airways worker guilty of plane terror plot

LONDON (AFP) – A Bangladeshi Islamic militant working for British Airways was found guilty on Monday of plotting to blow up a plane after conspiring with radical...

Scientists: Reconstructing Afghan Buddha possible

BERLIN – German scientists said Monday it may be possible to reconstruct one of two giant 1,500 year-old Buddha statues dynamited by the Taliban in central...

Court in Peshawar rejects bail for US man

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – A court in northwest Pakistan Monday rejected the bail application of an American said to have been working for a private security...

Afghan attacks kill four NATO soldiers

Four NATO soldiers, one of them an Italian, were killed in a wave of insurgent bomb and gun attacks across Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.

Hundreds of Europeans stuck in Libya: EU

Around 650 Europeans are still stranded in Libya, many stuck in hard-to-reach places, the EU`s aid chief said Monday, voicing fears about the humanitarian impact of a...

Minister closes int`l forum on climate change

Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono closed the International Youth Forum on Climate Change (IYCC) here on Monday.

Peabody energy enters into coal sourcing agreement accessing Indonesian coal for export

AsiaNet) – Peabody Energy today said it has entered into an agreement with Indonesia`s PT Cahaya Energi Mandiri (CEM) to source 2 million tons of coal for Asian...