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Team Asia for 2013 World 10-Ball C’ship Queens Cup completed by China’s Shiming

By Lily O.Ramos MANILA, (PNA)– Team Asia’ s four-woman bet in the Nov. 5-7 year’s JBET.com Queens Cup is now complete with the selection of former world No. 1 woman…

PHL Women’s basketball team, boxing champs guests at PSA

MANILA, (PNA)– The Philippine women’s basketball team set to compete in the Fiba-Asia Women’s Championship in Thailand will be the special guests in Tuesday’s session of the PSA Forum at…

U.S. default may trigger severe consequences for the global economy

PARIS, (PNA/Itar-Tass) -–The U.S. debt default may send shock waves through the global economy, according to Christian Noyer, Governor of the Bank of France. In his interview to the “Figaro”…

Azerbaijani opposition dissatisfied with results of presidential elections

BAKU, (PNA/Itar-Tass) –The opposition of Azerbaijan said it was dissatisfied with the results of the presidential elections. The opposition said it demanded the results of the elections be overturned. It…

Pakistan urges uniform implementation of UN resolutions to promote peace, rule of law

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/APP) — Pakistan has underscored the need for the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions on international disputes without discrimination to promote rule of law that would…

‘Phailin’ leaves trail of destruction, cyclone intensity weakens

GOPALPUR/SRIKAKULAM, (PNA/PTI) –Severe cyclonic storm “Phailin”, which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted…

Cargo ship feared sunk, search on for 20 crew members

KOLKATA, (PNA/PTI) –A cargo ship, MV Bingo is believed to have sunk in the rough seas caused by cyclonic storm “Phailin” with its crew on a lifeboat last sighted east…

India calls for completion of IMF quota reform

By Lalit K. Jha WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — Expressing disappointment over delay in quota and governance reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Finance Minister P Chidambaram…

Countries avoid IMF unless they are desperate: Rajan

By Lalit K. Jha WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — Days after saying that India will not seek funds from the International Monetary Fund in the next five years, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan…

Talks with militants within legal parameters: Kayani

By Snehesh Alex Philip ISLAMABAD, (PNA/PTI) — The Pakistani military fully backs the government’s move to hold peace talks with banned militant groups but these parleys must be held within…

Iran ready to become a member of BRICS Fund

TEHRAN, (PNA/IRNA0 — Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Behrouz Alishiri said on Sunday the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to become a member of BRICS Fund. Alishiri…

Upcoming Iran-5+1 talks, a chance for West- MP

SEMNAN, (PNA/IRNA) — An Iranian parliamentarian Saturday evening described the upcoming talks between Iran and the 5+1 group as an opportunity for the West. Kazem Jalali, a member of Majlis…

Will of people not to be overruled again: Sharif on 1999 coup

By Snehesh Alex Philip ISLAMABAD, (PNA/PTI) — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the will of the Pakistani people will never be overruled again and democracy is the country’s future,…

Pakistani MP hopeful of positive outcome of Iran n-talks

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/IRNA) — Pakistani Member of Parliament (MP) on Sunday said that western states must accept Iran’s peaceful nuclear right, adding that he was hopeful of the positive outcome of…

US headed towards a very dangerous moment: World Bank

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — With less than five days left for the Congress to increase the debt ceiling in the absence of which the US would default…