Day: November 2, 2011

Egyptian Military Draws Fire Over Politics .

CAIRO—A broad cross-section of Egyptian political parties lodged strong objections to attempts by the country’s ruling military council to expand its authority over the process of drafting the country’s first postrevolutionary constitution. The complaints came on Wednesday after Deputy Prime Minister Ali al-Selmi asked some 500 politicians from among Egypt’s […]

Chinese spacecraft dock in orbit

China has joined two space vehicles together in orbit for the first time. The unmanned Shenzhou 8 craft, launched earlier this week, made contact with the Tiangong-1 space lab at 1729 GMT. The union occurred over China itself. Being able to dock two space vehicles together is a necessary capability […]

Malaysia accedes to Antarctic Treaty Pact

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has officially become a member of the Antarctic Treaty Pact. It is the first Asean country and the 49th nation to do so. Malaysia’s accession to the treaty as a non-consultative party means that it can take part in the decision-making process at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative […]

Islamabad’s impulsiveness distancing Afghans: Gulbudin Hekmatyar

By Fida Muhammad Adeel Published: November 2, 2011 Source/Courtesy:Xpress Tribune PESHAWAR: Afghans have lost faith in Pakistan due to the latter’s “impulsive” actions, veteran Afghan warlord Gulbudin Hekmatyar said on Tuesday even as Washington has enlisted Islamabad’s help in finding a negotiated settlement to the decade-old war in Afghanistan. “In its quest […]