State polls offer litmus test for Indian Govt
India kicks off a round of crucial state polls
today, seen as a mini-referendum on the ruling Congress Party ahead
of a general election expected in early 2009.
Maldives’ new Cabinet sworn in
The Maldives’ new Cabinet consisting of 14
members was sworn in here by Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed Wednesday
night, one day after the archipelago’s new President Mohamed Nasheed
(Anni) assuming office.
High-speed missile with a range of about 1,930
Iran test-fires precision missile able to reach Europe
Iran said it successfully test-fired a new
generation of long range surface-to-surface missile on Wednesday -
one that could easily strike Israel and as far away as southeastern
Europe with greater precision than earlier models.