Iran pledges financial aid to Palestinian Authority

Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:43 AM ET TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran pledged on Wednesday to provide financial assistance to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority following threats by Western nations to halt aid to a Hamas-controlled government.…

UAE gets first human rights body

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has granted a license to the country's first human rights organisation, the Gulf News daily reported Wednesday. Mohammad al-Duhaim aims to deal with human rights violations by raising the issues…

Govt may rule out quotas in private sector

Govt may rule out quotas in private sector Wednesday, February 22, 2006 (New Delhi): The government's move to reserve jobs in the private sector has suffered a severe setback. In their last meeting, the Group…

Palestinian brewery to launch 'Hamas' non-alcoholic beer

Like any good entrepreneur, Palestinian beermaker Nadim Khoury knew that adaptation would be key to his brewery's survival under a government led by the Islamists of Hamas. Like any good entrepreneur, Palestinian beermaker Nadim Khoury…

Far-right UK party to print Danish cartoon

LONDON (Reuters) - The far-right British National Party (BNP) said on Wednesday it would distribute leaflets showing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad, a move Muslim groups said would provoke protests and was "playing with…

Pig manure swamps German village!

A village in the German state of Bavaria is recovering after being flooded with liquid pig manure. A tank containing the fetid fertiliser burst, sending a deluge of porcine waste into the courtyards and streets…

Foodie Clinton is a Ganesha devotee too !

NEW DELHI: Most people have already heard about former Bill Clinton's special affinity for India. But not many would know that apart from appreciating Indian food, clothes and 'weddings' the Indophile former President of the…

Hindu Law Board offers Rs 51 cr for…

LUCKNOW/INDORE, FEB 22 (PTI) The Hindu Personal Law Board today announced a Rs 51 crore reward for eliminating artist M F Hussain and others while a Congress minority cell leader offered Rs 11 lakh to…