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Hillary ‘forced’ Qureshi to grant immunity to Davis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former foreign minister, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton had pressurised him to verify the diplomatic immunity to Mr Raymond Davis arrested for gunning down two men in Lahore.

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Israel welcomes Egyptian Army stand on peace treaty

JERUSALEM: Israel has welcomed a pledge by Egypt’s now-ruling military’s continued support to the 1979 peace treaty with it, saying the agreement is the “cornerstone” of stability in West Asia.

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Somali pirates face gallows in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven Somali hijackers, including three minors, face a possible death sentence under Malaysian law for attempting to hijack a Malaysian vessel in the Gulf of Aden.

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Egypt Army vows peaceful transition to democracy

CAIRO: Egypt’s military leadership Saturday vowed to oversee a "peaceful transition" to democracy and pledged its commitment to all international treaties, a day after Mr Hosni Mubarak bowed out as President in the wake of an unprecedented uprising against his 30-year rule.

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Mubarak steps down as Egypt President

CAIRO: Mr Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron hand for over three decades, stepped down as the President Friday and handed over power to the army capitulating under mass protests sweeping the country’s streets for the last 18 days.

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Davis booked for murder, US-Pak stand-off intensifies

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The tense stand off between the US and Pakistan intensified today as the Lahore police charged American official Raymond Davis of “cold-blooded” murder, ignoring pressure from Washington for his immediate release.

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Historic temple caught in Thai-Cambodia crossfire

PREAH VIHEAR, CAMBODIA: High on a cliff overlooking the jungles of northern Cambodia, heavily armed troops crouch in fortified bunkers on the grounds of an ancient temple turned modern-day battlefield.

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Military takes control of Egypt

CAIRO: Egypt’s powerful military Thursday night said it has started taking “necessary measures to protect the nation” and support the “legitimate demands” of the people, amid reports that embattled President, Mr Hosni Mubarak may step down soon and transfer power to his deputy, Mr Omar Suleiman.

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Shaky Nepal PM names cabinet

KATHMANDU: The political crisis dogging Nepal for seven months intensified on Thursday with the new Prime Minister, Mr Jhala Nath Khanal forced to swear in a three-member cabinet as his allies, the Maoists, refused to join the government, just a week after they had helped the communist leader come to power.

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