Day: May 26, 2011

Families flee from Sana’a violence

SANA’A, May 25 — Dozens of families began fleeing Sana’a amidst fierce armed clashes between anti-government tribal forces and Saleh-loyal military units erupted last Monday. There has been no concrete action taken by either party to end the current conflict following yesterday attack on a tribal mediation meeting at the […]

Indonesia Best Country to Start Business: BBC

Indonesia has been listed as the top country for entrepreneurs to start a business, ahead of the United States, Canada, India and Australia, according to a survey commissioned by the BBC. The results are based on 24,000 interviews conducted by international survey firm Globescan across 24 different countries — where respondents were […]

Battle over civics ends in ouster of two critics

Prof. Yedidia Stern says real reason she was relieved of her role as the Education Ministry’s chairman of its professional advisory committee on civics, is that she opposes changes being pushed by the ministry’s pedagogical secretariat….Zameret wanted “about half the study time” to be devoted to Israeli and Zionist history […]

Former Serbian commander Ratko Mladic is arrested

(CNN) — Police in Serbia have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars of the 1990s, Serbia’s president announced Thursday. “Today we arrested Ratko Mladic,” Serbian President Boris Tadic said. Tadic said Mladic was detained in Serbia. The […]

Letter: The greatest Prophet of all

The Jakarta Post In reference to Mr. Aries Musnandar’s letter “The History of Abrahamic religions” published in The Jakarta Post on May 16, allow me to share my views. There is nowhere in the Koran that mentions that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last prophet and that there is […]

Intel posts possible future CEO to China

BEIJING – If you were the big boss of a world renowned technology firm, where would you send your potential successor? For Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of the world’s biggest chip maker Intel Corp, the answer is China. Intel announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Executive Vice-President Sean Maloney the […]

Russia ready to recognize Palestine: Lavrov

Tehran Times Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has vowed to throw his weight behind recognition of an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. “Every nation needs unity, or the more so the Palestinian people… (who are) striving to create a Palestinian state in accordance with UN resolutions, the […]

Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently

By MARK LAVIE | AP CAIRO: Egypt’s decision Wednesday to end its blockade of Gaza by opening the only crossing to the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory this weekend could ease the isolation of 1.4 million Palestinians there. It also puts the new Egyptian regime at odds with Israel, which insists on […]