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Bashar Al-Assad accuses Israel of destabilising Syria

[caption id="attachment_76" align="alignnone" width="600"] Bashar Assad The Syrian President.[/caption] Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad accused Israel on Sunday of trying to destabilize Syria by attacking a military research base outside Damascus last week, and said Syria was able to confront "current threats ...and aggression", state media said. Assad made the remarks in a meeting with Saeed Jalili, I ...

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For the Whole of Humanity

When tribes from different corners of Arab gathered in Makkah, he would visit the camps of tribes incessantly and invited them towards good deeds and to quit the way of disbelief and cruelty. They did not listen to him, and made fun of his words but he never got angry or disappointed or said anything to them, he just continued his work of preaching. Once a companion caught the baby birds from a nest and the ...

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The Af-Pak-UK Trilateral Summit

President Hamid Karzai on Saturday went to London to attend the third trilateral summit of leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and UK. According to reports, peace talks with the Afghan insurgent groups and security cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan would dominate the meeting. The previous rounds of the talks were held in Kabul and New York. The second meeting, held in New York, proposed signing a st ...

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Microbes Linked to Colic in Babies

No one knows what causes colic, the intense pain and stomach cramping that commonly begins in otherwise healthy infants at about a month and disappears a few months later. But now researchers have found a possible explanation: the kinds of microbes that inhabit babies’ intestines. Researchers at Radboud University and Wageningen University in the Netherlands collected nine stool samples from each of 12 coli ...

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Mali hails “savior” Hollande, he says fight not over

Paris - Cheering, grateful Malians mobbed French President Francois Hollande on Saturday as he visited French troops fighting Islamist jihadist rebels, and he pledged France would finish the job of restoring government control in the Sahel state. In a one-day trip to Mali accompanied by his ministers for defense, foreign affairs and development, Hollande was hailed as a liberator in the ancient northern cit ...

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Chuck Hagel, the Defense Secretary nominee

KABUL - Human rights situation in Afghanistan remained poor, with deterioration in some areas, amid growing concerns for the future, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its World Report 2013. The 665-page report issued Thursday summarized human rights situation in more than 90 countries, including an analysis of the aftermath of the Arab Spring, during the past year. It accused the Karzai-led government of con ...

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Discussions on Post-2014 Presence Continue: Hagel

WASHINGTON - US troops staying beyond 2014 in Afghanistan would have two major roles to play -- countering terrorism and training Afghan forces, the Defense Secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, told lawmakers on Thursday.The hearing will lead to a final Senate vote on Hagel's appointment. “We have a plan in place to transition out of Afghanistan, continue bringing our troops home, and end the war there," the for ...

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MPs to Undergo Training in India: Ezedyar

KABUL - India has invited all 102 members of the Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Afghanistan parliament to undergo a short-term training session in parliamentary procedures and practices in the first week of February, the deputy senate chairman said on Thursday. Eighty of the senators would travel first to India in order the remaining colleagues could keep the house business going, Mohammad Alam Ezedyar to ...

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Force India quiet on second driver

Force India have yet to name its second driver for 2013 despite taking the covers off the VJM06. Paul di Resta and deputy team principal Robert Fernley were on hand at Silverstone on Friday morning to unveil their 2013 challenge but the identity of the second driver remains a mystery. Nico Hulkenberg raced alongside Di Resta in 2012 but he has signed for the Sauber team for the upcoming season, leaving Forc ...

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Blessing in Disguise

The United Nation’s report on alleged torture of prisoners by Afghan officials brought transfer of inmates and prisons to halt by the United States. Delay in handover of the detention centers to the Afghan government strained relations between Kabul and Washington. Delay is the deadliest form of denial. Hence, policy makers in Afghanistan showed remarkable skepticism regarding change in attitude of US offic ...

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Time is the Outcome of Change

Time is all that allows one to create, invent and measure the change, civilization, prosperity, development, sustainability, progress and owns all precious things ever imagined in life. In fact, time is the mother to every step towards success and every experiment taking place. If we link our internal feelings and take objects as they are in themselves then time is the root to its physical appearance or cre ...

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Bridging the Gaps!

Cold war divided the world into two blocks; in which some of the countries joined one block while others the second. All the ties and positive cooperation between the two blocks were cut off and an unseen wall had mounted up between them. Across this wall, no one was able to see each other and this condition promoted fear of each other. Both the blocks were afraid of each other and thus prepared more and mo ...

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International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development

On January 31, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham, along with USAID Mission Director Ken Yamashita, joined the President of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and other guests in a convocation ceremony celebrating the beginning of the semester of classes. Highlighting the long-term commitment of the United States to education in Afghanistan, Ambassador Cunningham spoke about the n ...

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New technique to measures mass of black holes

Scientists have developed a new technique of measuring the mass of Supermassive black holes which they say could revolutionise our understanding of how they form and help to shape galaxies. The method, developed by a team including Oxford University scientists, can spot the tell-tale tracer of carbon monoxide within the cloud of gas (mostly hydrogen) circling a supermassive black hole at the centre of a dis ...

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Blast at U.S. Embassy in Turkey Kills at Least One

Ankara - An explosion at a side entrance to the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara killed at least one person and wounded several others on Friday and Turkish state media cited witnesses as saying was the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. A Reuters witness saw one wounded person being lifted into an ambulance as police cordoned off the area following the explosion, which sent smoke and deb ...

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