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Monthly News February 2015

With $33 billion in royal giveaway, Saud...

With $33 billion in royal giveaway, Saudis have ‘nothing to complain about’...

European leaders are still battling over austerity. The U.S. Congress is gearing up for another fight over the budget. But in Saudi Arabia, there are no such troubles when you are king — and you just dole out billions and billions of dollars to ordinary Saudis by royal decree. Not surprisingly,... read more »

Russian opposition leader Navalny given ...

Russian opposition leader Navalny given 15 days in custody

MOSCOW: Russia’s leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against President Vladimir Putin’s... read more »

British teen convicted of terrorist plan...

British teen convicted of terrorist plan to behead soldier

LONDON: A British teenager who rapidly became radicalized after converting to Islam was convicted today of planning to behead a soldier. A jury at London’s Central Criminal Court found 19-year-old Brusthom Ziamani guilty of preparing an act of terrorism. The London-born teenager was raised... read more »

U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama
Obama does not love America: Giuliani

Obama does not love America: Giuliani

WASHINGTON: Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked off a political firestorm in the US with his remarks that President Barack Obama does not love America, a comment termed as “horrible” by the White House. “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say,... read more »

Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Central Queensland towns devastated as storm tracks across state

Cyclone Marcia is leaving a trail of destruction along central Queensland as it slowly tracks south over land. A category five system made landfall north of Yeppoon about 8:00am and hit... read more »

Democracy can help counter extremism, Obama tells summit

President Barack Obama has ended a three-day summit on tackling violent extremism, by rejecting as “an ugly lie” the notion that the West is at war with Islam. He also warned nations... read more »

Petroleum Ministry documents leak case: Delhi Police arrests two energy consultants

New Delhi: In a development that caused reverberations in political as well as corporate circles, the Delhi Police on Friday arrested two energy consultants in connection with leaking of... read more »

Reserve Bank warns banks against making “mockery” of its lending operations

The Reserve Bank of India is getting tougher on extending unlimited credit to the country’s banks to try to ensure they push interest rate cuts through the financial system and to... read more »

Jitan Ram Manjhi resigns as Bihar CM, alleges he and his MLAs got...

Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned on Friday ahead of a crucial trust vote in the assembly in which he was expected to face a certain defeat. Manjhi met governor Keshari Nath Tripathi... read more »