Pakistan deploys security forces after Karachi violence
Pakistan has deployed paramilitary troops and
police in Karachi on Thursday, a day after clashes between
supporters and opponents of President Pervez Musharraf left eight
Venezuela, India sign joint venture in oil-gas-rich Orinoco
Venezuela and India on Tuesday signed a
five-year, 400-million-dollar joint venture to drill for oil and gas
in Venezuela's oil-rich southeastern Orinoco region, Oil and Energy
Minister Rafael Ramirez said.
Asia rice panic should subside as farmers rush crops
A global rush for rice that has heightened food
security anxiety across Asia should slow in coming months, as
consumer nations replenish lowly stocks, extra crops boost supplies
and a sense of panic subsides.