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Italian software company abets Syrian authorities' surveillance

Beirut: Today, the regime of Bashar al-Assad is freely using surveillance equipment over a network provided by Area SpA to spy on [its fellow] citizens. So claims a Lebanon-exiled Syrian hacker who, being sought by the police, had to flee f

Russian expert talks on Syrian crisis, Moscow's "marginalization" in Middle East

[Interview with Fedor Lukyanov, editor in chief of Russia in Global Affairs and member of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, by Gabor Stier; place and date not given: Al-Asad's Days Are Numbered - Syria Is the Last Place Whe

Russia says US idea of Syria Group of Friends illegal

The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the US idea of setting up an international Group of Friends to support Syrian opposition is illegal. We are apprehensive of various formats which we do not regard as legal in international law, off

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The number of Internet users was up 1,750 per cent in Turkey in the last decade. According to International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of Internet users reached 35m from 2m in the last

Turkey says number of Internet users reaches 35m

The number of Internet users was up 1,750 per cent in Turkey in the last

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Thursday it started to inject nitrogen into the No. 3 reactor to reduce the risk of further hydrogen explosions, a move marking

Nitrogen injected into crippled Japan reactor to

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said

Japanese and South Korean finance ministers agreed Friday [1 July] that the two countries should enhance their commitment to preventing future financial crises and confirmed the need to resume

Japan, South Korea to strengthen cooperation to

Japanese and South Korean finance ministers agreed Friday [1 July] that the two

Iran has signed an agreement with Iraq to provide gas to its power plants, Iran's news network IRINN reported on 1 July. The report said, the agreement, which is worth above 370m dollars, was signed

Iran signs 370m dollar gas deal with Iraq

Iran has signed an agreement with Iraq to provide gas to its power plants,

Insiders revealed that expenditure in health insurance only accounts for 1.4% of the total for medical treatment in China while the proportion is 33% in the US. Comparing the difference between the

Insurance Development Still Backward in China

Insiders revealed that expenditure in health insurance only accounts for 1.4%

The number of websites on the mainland almost halved last year, an official think tank says - but it denies a clampdown by the authorities is mainly to blame. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences'

Hong Kong paper reports 41 per cent Chinese websites

The number of websites on the mainland almost halved last year, an official

A senior member of Tehrik-i-Taleban Pakistan's [TTP] intelligence group was picked up by security agencies in an operation carried out in the suburbs of the federal capital, sources told Dawn on

Member of Taleban's "intelligence group"

A senior member of Tehrik-i-Taleban Pakistan's [TTP] intelligence group was

Karachi: The second batch of two modified P3C aircraft was inducted into Pakistan Navy fleet in a ceremony at Naval Aviation Base. An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release issued on

Pakistan Navy inducts second batch of two modified US

Karachi: The second batch of two modified P3C aircraft was inducted into

The last decade has seen an increase in the number of Malaysians taking up eco-friendly practices and ways of life. Malaysians have become increasingly aware of the environment and the potential

Eco-friendly trends in Malaysia

The last decade has seen an increase in the number of Malaysians taking up

China has played a significant role in the economic progress of Pakistan ever since the establishment of diplomatic ties between them. The first major initiative in this regard was the setting up of

Pakistan to "greatly benefit" from increased

China has played a significant role in the economic progress of Pakistan ever

Reports of the attack by Taleban fighters on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul have been received with deep concern. According to media reports, it was mainly civilians who were killed. We

Russia condemns hotel attack in Afghan capital

Reports of the attack by Taleban fighters on the Intercontinental Hotel in

At least this is what Edita Tahiri, head of the Kosova delegation to the technical talks with Serbia, claims. In a statement for Express on Sunday, she said that everything could be finalized on 2

Kosovo envoy reveals deal with Serbia on free

At least this is what Edita Tahiri, head of the Kosova delegation to the

The visit to China by Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir is a cementing of the good bilateral relations the two countries have maintained. But as South Sudan becomes a new republic in two weeks, the

Kenyan paper urges China to exert "positive

The visit to China by Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir is a cementing of the

Italian utility Enel has finalized the sale of its Bulgarian thermal power plant, Maritsa East Three, to US fund Contour Global. The sale went through on Tuesday [29 June] in Vienna, consultant on

Italian firm sells 73-per-cent stake in Bulgarian

Italian utility Enel has finalized the sale of its Bulgarian thermal power

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad has criticized Western sanctions against his country, saying that they will not be able to impede Iran's progress. The main purpose of those who sanctioned Iran

Iranian economy developing despite Western sanctions

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad has criticized Western sanctions against

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