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Pakistan cleric asked to initiate Taliban dialogue process
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday appointed a senior Islamic cleric, Maulana Samiul Haq, to initiate a dialogue with the Taliban.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 5:14:04 PM

Bangladesh court accepts homicide charge over factory fire
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka Tuesday gave the go-ahead for the trial of 13 people, including the owner of a garment factory, in a case filed in connection with a late 2012 devastating fire that left 112 people dead.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:26:18 PM

Musharraf files moves court over treason trial
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf Tuesday filed an appeal against the special court constituted to try him for treason.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:50:04 PM

Singapore's economy grows 3.7 percent in 2013
Singapore, Dec 31 (IANS) Singapore's economy grew 3.7 percent in 2013, which is better than initially expected, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his new year message Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:30:03 PM

From pariah to prime time: Myanmar takes up ASEAN chair (Comment: Special to IANS)
In the new year, world attention would turn prime time to Myanmar as it assumes the coveted chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Jan 1 and leads the 10-nation group to becoming an economic community by 2015.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:18:03 PM

Pakistan's new ambassador to US assumes charge
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistan's newly-appointed ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has taken charge of the post after reaching Washington.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12:14 PM

Pakistan Shariat court gets first woman judge
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan Monday administered the oath of office to Justice Ashraf Jehan, the first woman judge to be appointed to the Federal Shariat Court in the country.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:06:15 PM

Four killed in Yemen suicide bombing
Sanaa, Dec 31 (IANS) A powerful car bomb ripped through the security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden early Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and injuring two others, a government official said.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:34:03 PM

Indefinite blockade in Bangladesh from Jan 1
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition party-led 18-party alliance has announced a non-stop blockade of roads, railways, and waterways across the country from Wednesday to prevent the scheduled Jan 5 parliamentary elections.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:28:03 PM

Myanmar to free remaining political prisoners Tuesday
Yangon, Dec 31 (IANS) Myanmar Tuesday announced the release of all remaining political prisoners on the last day of 2013.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:44:03 PM

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