Thursday, February 3, 2011

Storm Yasi brings havoc in Queensland Australia

QUEENSLAND: The biggest cyclone to hit Australia in a century has left towns in the country's northeast shattered, but early reports suggested residents had escaped without serious casualties.

Algeria to lift 19 Year state of emergency powers

Algeria's 19-year state of emergency will be lifted in the "very near future", state media has quoted Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the president, as saying.

Pakistan is expected to export upto Three Million Tonnes wheat

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is expected to export up to three million tonnes of wheat this year after a bumper 2009/10 crop and carryover from the previous harvest led to a domestic market surplus, food minister Nazar Muhammad Gondal said on Thursday.

Military Operation in Mohmand Agency, About 22,000 civilians flee. UN

A fresh military push against Taliban fighters in the lawless tribal area on the Afghan border has forced about 22,000 Pakistani civilians to flede , officials said Thursday.

Pakistan Foreign Office refuses to share information on Raymond Davis case

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Thursday said it cannot share information at this stage on any aspect of the Raymond Davis case as the matter is subjudice.

Spokesman Abdul Basit was confronted with a volley of questions about the incident but he expressed inability to respond to these queries.

Pakistan Foreign Exchange reserve rises to a record 17.38 Billion

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves rose to a record $17.38 billion in the week ending Jan. 29, up from $17.30 billion the previous week, the central bank said on Thursday.

Ahmed Shehzad Scores Maiden Hundred vs Newzealand

Ahemd Shehzad Scores Maiden Hundred Vs Newzealand. He was out on 115. Pakistan wins the Match along with series after 17 years in Newzealand, and any one day series after 2007.

Iran could make nuclear weapon in 1-2 years: Think Tank

LONDON: Iran may be able to make a nuclear weapon in as little as one or two years if it chose to do so, an influential think-tank said on Thursday.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said in a report

Pakistan wins fifth one day vs Newzealand by 41 runs, Leads the series by 3-1

Pakistan wins the one day series vs Newzealand after 17 years, as the tourist win the fifth one day match  by 41 runs. Ahemd shahzad scores his maiden century 115 runs and got man of the match.

Bomb explosion in Baghdad kills two

BAGHDAD: Police and health officials say a bomb has exploded in a mainly Shia area in Baghdad, killing two Iraqi civilians.

A police officer says the roadside bomb was planted on a highway in the eastern New Baghdad area. It exploded at about 8:30 am local time on Thursday.

Gunmen attacked Nato tankers in Balochistan killing a driver

CHAMAN: Gunmen attacked two Nato tankers on the highway between Chaman and Quetta near the Afghan border on Thursday, killing a driver and injuring another, local police said.

Remand of Raymond Davis extended for eight days

LAHORE: Lahore court extends the detention of a US government employee for another eight days over the shooting deaths of two men.

Yemenis Follow Tunisia and Egypt, 20,000 take to streets on the “Day of Rage”

SANAA: Yemenis Follow Tunisia and Egypt this time more than 20,000 Yemenis filled the streets of Sanaa on Thursday for a “Day of Rage” rally, demanding a change in government and saying President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s offer to step down in 2013 was not enough.

President Zardari asks PM Gilani’s son to quit PA post

LAHORE: President Asif Ali Zardari has asked Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of the prime minister, to resign from the chairmanship of a Public Accounts Committee of the Punjab Assembly.

Krishna says India let down by Pakistan on Mumbai terror trial

NEW DELHI: As the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan prepared their briefs to attempt another revival of peace talks in Bhutan later this month, Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna gave indication on Wednesday that New Delhi remained unhappy with