Archive of October 2012

New York subway silence may linger

NEW YORK: The famous rattle and roar of New York City subway cars barreling into underground stations fell quiet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,...

US nuclear plant exits ‘alert’ after storm waters recede

WASHINGTON: A US nuclear plant exited "alert" status Wednesday after the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy receded, ending the flood threat at New Jersey's Oyster...

European stocks down despite positive earnings

LONDON: European equities fell on Wednesday despite a raft of largely positive company results, with trading volumes boosted by the resumption of activity in storm-struck...

Syrian opposition should resist extremist bid: Clinton

ZAGREB: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that Syria's opposition should resist "the efforts by the extremists to highjack the Syrian revolution."   "There...

President Yudhoyono welcomed by British queen

LONDON: Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was welcomed by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday at the start of a state visit aimed at impressing...

Toy helicopters restricted as China tightens security

BEIJING: Restrictions on the sale of radio-controlled helicopters and planes have been imposed in Beijing as China heightens security before a once-in-a-decade leadership change, state...

Ambassadors present credentials to President

KARACHI: Ambassadors of seven countries including the United States of America presented their credentials to President Asif Ali Zardari at a special ceremony here at...

Fiat Industrial reports net profit up in 3Q

MILAN: Italy's Fiat Industrial, the company based on auto giant Fiat's non-car business, said on Wednesday that net profit rose 45.6 percent in the third...

Govt committed to holding of free, fair, transparent election: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Wednesday said the government was committed to holding of free, fair and transparent general election as it would further...

MQM to table bill to give right of vote to overseas Pakistanis: Farooq Sattar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Overseas Pakistani Dr. Farooq Sattar on Wednesday said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) would table a private member bill in the parliament...