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‘Real opportunities’ for talks with Taliban: Gates


Military pressure on the Taliban could lead to “real opportunities” for peace talks with leaders of the Afghan insurgency within a year, outgoing US defence secretary Robert Gates said on Saturday.

Asean eyes constructive relations with China, India: Najib


Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said he was optimistic that Asean will continue to develop meaningful and constructive relations with both China and India.

Attack choppers ‘logical extension’ in Libya

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Nato's use of attack helicopters in Libya is a “logical extension” of the military pressure on embattled leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, British defence secretary Liam Fox said on Saturday.

Will retaliate against more Pak-backed attacks: India

India will feel pressured to retaliate if Pakistan-based militants launched an attack similar to the Mumbai assaults that killed more than 160 people and fueled anger across the country, minister of state for defence M.M. Pallam Raju said on Saturday.

Rajinikanth admitted to Singapore's top hospital


Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Singapore's top hospital, the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, according to medical sources.

The 61-year-old actor arrived here today with his wif

Rajinikanth admitted to Singapore’s top hospital

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Singapore's top hospital, the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, according to medical sources.

Cathay Pacific aircraft makes emergency landing in Singapore

All 136 passengers onboard a Cathay Pacific jet had a miraculous escape today when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing here after one of its engines caught fire shortly after it took off

Tata Communications awarded IHQ status by Singapore Govt

Tata Communications, which has been awarded the status of "International Headquarters" by the government here, on Wednesday committed a fresh investment of 440 million Singapore dollars over the next four years.

Veteran Singaporean leader George Yeo to quit politics


Veteran Singaporean political leader George Yeo, who is a mentor of Nalanda University being re-built in Bihar, on Tuesday announced his retirement from politics after 23 years of public life.

Opposition hopes for boost as Singapore votes


Singaporeans went to the polls on Saturday with Opposition parties hoping to reduce the government's overwhelming majority amid voter disenchantment over the cost of living and immigration policies.

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