Apple to become world’s first $1 trillion company

Apple to become world’s first $1 trillion company

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(London) - Apple will become the world’s first trillion-dollar company when its shares top $1,000 each. The technology giant’s shares were worth $633.38 last week as its stock price rose above Google’s for the first time. The company,…
US to soften sanctions on Myanmar

US to soften sanctions on Myanmar

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(Washington) - US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has said that Washington will ease restrictions on investment to Myanmar and will also move quickly to name an ambassador. Clinton also hailed the "leadership and courage" of President Thein…
Romney Scores Triple Primary Win

Romney Scores Triple Primary Win

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(Washington) - Mitt Romney has won the Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia Republican primaries in the US, boosting his momentum as frontrunner in the race for his party's presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor…
Suu Kyi's party wins 43 seats in parliament

Suu Kyi's party wins 43 seats in Parliament‎

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(Yangon) - Myanmar opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won 43 of the 44 seats it contested in parliamentary elections, according to official results announced by state television. The landslide victory gave the Nobel laureate her…
Sheikh Abdullah takes part in GCC- US Strategic Cooperation Forum

Sheikh Abdullah attends GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum

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(Riyadh) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister is taking part in the First Ministerial meeting of the GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum that has commenced at the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The…
Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

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(Riyadh) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister to discuss the Syria conflict against a backdrop of tension with Iran and oil policy differences. “Both sides have recognised that their…
US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

US to provide $100 million to Tunisia

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(Washington) - The United States is planning to grant $100 million to Tunisia to help the transitioning democracy pay its debts and focus on boosting its economy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while speaking by telephone with Prime…
Assad agrees to Annan's Syria Peace Plan

Assad agrees to Annan's Syria Peace Plan

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(Geneva) - The government in Damascus has agreed to accept UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan on ending the bloodshed in Syria, the former UN chief's spokesman said. Annan's peace plan calls for a UN-supervised halt to fighting…
Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung wins Hong Kong election

(Hong Kong) - According to official results, Former government adviser and property consultant Leung Chun-ying has won Hong Kong’s leadership election. Leung, 57, will replace outgoing chief executive, Donald Tsang in June after winning 689…
Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

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(Seoul) - US President, Barack Obama has warned North Korea against test launch of a long-range missile which Pyongyang says will put a satellite in orbit. Speaking with South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak ahead of global nuclear security…
Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

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(United Nations) - Russia and China have joined the Security Council in voicing support for U.N.-Arab League envoy 's bid to end violence that has brought Syria to the brink of civil war. Western diplomats said the agreement on a statement…
Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

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(Moscow) - Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov during a news conference with his Lebanese counterpart said that Russia is ready to support United Nations resolution endorsing Kofi Annan's plan for settling the Syrian crisis, signaling it…
Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

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(Riyadh) - All six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria to protest year-long crackdown in the country, said Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) head Abdullatif al-Zayani. Zayani asked the international community to "act urgently…
1000 Syrians flee to Turkey in single day‎

1000 Syrians flee to Turkey in single day‎

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(Ankara) - As Syrians commemorated the first anniversary of their revolution, around 1,000 Syrian refugees crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours,  said. “The number of Syrian refugees currently staying in Turkey boomed by 1,000 in a single…