16 rebels killed in clashes in North Lanka, blast in Colombo

Colombo, Sept 29 (PTI) At least 16 L.T.T.E. cadres and
two soldiers were killed Monday in fierce clashes in the
embattled northern Sri Lanka, as a minor bomb exploded in the
capital's commercial hub caused panic among people.

Zardari says he plans to go after Taliban

New York, Sept 29 (PTI) New Pakistan President Asif Ali
Zardari has said that he intends to "go after Taliban and
other radical forces in his country" as well as "handle"
powerful bodies like the Inter-Services Intelligence (I.S.I.).

Russia to start construction of reactors at Kundankulam

Moscow, Sept 29 (PTI) Russia could start construction
work of four additional nuclear reactors at Kudankulam nuclear
power plant in Tamil Nadu next year with a formal Indo-Russian
atomic agreement expected to be inked during President Dmitry

India, Russia extend military commission tenure till 2020

New Delhi, Sept 29 (PTI) India and Russia Monday decided
to extend the tenure of an inter-governmental commission for
military cooperation by another 10 years to 2020 and inched
closer to resolving Gorshkov aircraft carrier price and T-90

"Perfect storm" could hit aviation, if steps not taken: IATA

New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Warning that some Indian airlines
could fold up if structural changes were not carried out
immediately, the I.A.T.A. has asked the government to take
speedy steps to enable the industry weather the "perfect


Baku,29 September,(AzerTAj)Azerbaijani delegation headed by President of the National Academy of Sciences Mahmud Karimov is participating in the 52nd meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency`s General Conference to take place from September 29 to October 4 in Vienna, Austria.

Construction industry prioritises ODA for strategic projects

Hanoi (VNA)- The Ministry of Construction has given high priority in the
disbursement of foreign official development assistance (ODA) grants to
strategic projects such as State management and administrative reforms.

Arbiters` bill attracts international expertise

Hanoi (VNA)- The Vietnam Barristers' Association (VBA) has
invited international experts to give recommendations and share experiences
to an arbiters' bill currently being drafted, in an effort to improve
arbiters' positions in resolving trade disputes in Vietnam .


Baku,29 September,(AzerTAj)President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory message to President of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao on the country’s National Day.

Full text of joint statement of South Korea-Russia summit

MOSCOW, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) -- The following is the full text of a joint statement released after the summit between South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on Monday.

Korea-Russia Joint Statement