Monthly Archives: March 2012
Source : agencies Adjusted by Hamid Khastan United States President Barack Obama has played down criticism of his candid, open-microphone chat with a Russian counterpart by assuring his critics he was not
The Syrian government has agreed to accept the six-point plan by joint United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan on ending the violence in Syria, the former UN chief’s spokesman has said. “The
Executions around the world soared last year with countries such as Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia resorting to the death penalty more often, Amnesty International has said in a new report. The
Mali’s new military leader has defended last week’s coup in the west African nation, saying the president he deposed had failed the country. In an exclusive interview to Al Jazeera, army officer
Barack Obama, the US president and Chinese President Hu Jintao are holding talks expected to focus on US frustrations with China’s slow progress in pushing North Korea to comply with international obligations.
Ilker Basbug, Turkey’s former army chief, has gone on trial on charges of leading a terrorist group accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister. Basbug
The brother of a gunman whose grisly murder spree shocked France has been charged with complicity in the attacks, but his lawyer said he should not be made a scapegoat. Abdelkader Merah
Pakistani legislators are set to resume debate on revising the rules of relationship with the US, about four months after 24 of its soldiers were killed in an American air raid along
US President Barack Obama has visited US troops stationed on South Korea’s border with North Korea in a show of solidarity with Seoul, ahead of a global summit there on nuclear security.
Mr. Obama warned Sunday that a launch could also result in tighter sanctions against North Korea. “Every time North Korea has violated a Security Council resolution it’s resulted in further isolation, tightening
At least one person has been shot dead and 19 others injured in clashes between security forces and angry football fans in Egypt’s Port Said after their club al-Masry was banned for
The cylinder is built using high temperature superconductor material, easily refrigerated with liquid nitrogen and covered in a layer of iron, nickel and chrome. This simple and accessible formula has been used
The results are reported in the March 23, 2012 issue of the journal Science. Researchers have known for decades that stimulating various regions of the brain can trigger behaviors and even memories.
High-Throughput Screening Finds Surprising Properties for Antioxidants: Some Compounds Can Damage DNA, but May Treat Cancer
National Institutes of Health researchers from two institutes and one center have demonstrated that some antioxidants damage DNA and kill cells instead of protecting them. The findings, published in the Proceedings of
The team of researchers from the U.S., England, Japan and Portugal investigated the behavior of modern-day chimpanzees as they competed for food resources, in an effort to understand what ecological settings would
Researchers from the UK and Australia investigated how some black holes grow so fast that they are billions of times heavier than the sun. The team from the University of Leicester (UK)