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Obama calls Pakistan, Afghanistan 'the central front' in terror war
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Calling Afghanistan and Pakistan as 'the central front' in the fight against terrorism and extremism, President Barack Obama has named a special representative for the 'perilous' region as part of a comprehensive strategy to combat the menace.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:13:44 AM

Fidel Castro hails Obama's 'honesty'
Havana, Jan 23 (IANS) Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has called new US President Barack Obama a 'honest' person with good intentions, but expressed doubt whether he could transform those into action.

Friday, January 23, 2009 6:54:38 AM

US stocks tumble on weak economic data
New York, Jan 23 (Xinhua) US stocks tumbled Thursday as disappointing economic data of housing and unemployment and corporate earnings report weighed on the market.

Friday, January 23, 2009 5:06:15 AM

Obama names special envoy for 'perilous' Afghanistan-Pakistan region
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named former UN ambassador Richard Holbrooke as special epresentative for Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of a comprehensive strategy to combat terror and extremism in the 'perilous' region.

Friday, January 23, 2009 4:26:21 AM

Antarctica warming, study says
Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) Antarctica is warming, despite the recent scientific consensus that the southernmost continent was not being impacted by global warming, a study published in the journal Nature said Thursday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 4:25:57 AM

US will not torture, says Obama
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama who ordered to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within a year said Thursday that 'US will not torture', demonstrating a clean break from the Bush administration's war on terror policy.

Friday, January 23, 2009 3:48:48 AM

Holbrooke named envoy for Afghanistan, Pakistan
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) New Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday named former UN ambassador Richard Holbrooke as US' special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Friday, January 23, 2009 2:11:33 AM

New US envoys to Mideast, Afghanistan and Pakistan announced
Washington, Jan 23 (Xinhua) New US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday announced the country's new envoys to Middle East, and Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Friday, January 23, 2009 2:03:15 AM

Senate committee approves Geithner to be Treasury secretary
Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) The US Senate Finance Committee Thursday approved Timothy Geithner's nomination to be Treasury secretary in President Barack Obama's administration, paving the way for Geithner's confirmation by the full US Senate.

Friday, January 23, 2009 1:31:18 AM

Obama signs executive order to close Guantanamo camp
Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday to close the controversial prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba within a year.

Friday, January 23, 2009 1:04:22 AM

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