Boeing completes ”uneventful” test flight of 787 Dreamliner

CHICAGO: Boeing Co completed what it called an uneventful flight on Saturday of a test787 Dreamliner, its first since the airplanes were grounded more than

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Chinese world worries that Year of Snake may bite

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As Indiana Jones might say: Why did it have to be the Year of the Snake? When the Chinese-speaking world ushers in its new year on

Yemen minister says weapons came from Iran

SANAA, Yemen: Yemen’s interior minister said Saturday that his country was disappointed to find that a large and diverse cache of weapons seized on a ship last month had been

Syrian president reshuffles economic Cabinet posts

DAMASCUS, Syria: President Bashar Assad has reshuffled his Cabinet, appointing new ministers to handle an economy ravaged by two years of uprising and civil war, Syria’s state media reported Saturday.

Iran says its English channel dropped by satellite

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s English-language channel Press TV says that it has been dropped by the satellite that had broadcast its signal to North America. The Saturday report says that the

Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan: A government official says a roadside bomb has struck a car in southern Afghanistan, killing six civilians. The spokesman for the governor of southern Helmand province said Saturday

India hangs Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to death; buried inside Tihar jail complex

NEW DELHI: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on Saturday morning atTihar Jail, was buried inside the prison complex soon after his execution. “He (Guru) was buried near

Venezuela sharply devalues its currency

CARACAS, Venezuela: Venezuela’s government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country’s currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy. Officials said the fixed

Leaner New Year: China tones down the celebrations

BEIJING: Chinese New Year is traditionally a time for colorful and noisy displays of fireworks and generous-portioned banquets. This year, the festivities are likely to be a little more austere.

Syrian rebels preparing for advance on capital

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels brought their fight within a mile of the heart of Damascus on Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway with a row of burning tires