AMMAN

  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East August 5, 2013

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local custom...
  • Shiva Thapa gives credit to coach, support staff July 12, 2013

    Guwahati: As Shiva Thapa was given a hero's welcome here on his arrival on Friday after winning a gold at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, the teen pugilist gave credit to his coach and support staff for his success. The 19yearold boxer was received at the Lokopriaya Gopinath Bordoloi International...
  • Syrian rebels free 300 prisoners from northern jail January 27, 2013

    Amman: Syrian opposition fighters have freed about 300 prisoners from a jail near the border with Turkey and found 30 others shot in the head, an opposition activist said on Saturday. Fighters from various brigades have been attacking the Idlib Central Prison for the last three days. They took over one...
  • Chennai: Deity in Peepul tree? April 17, 2012

    CHENNAI: Sometimes curiosity gets the better of you. Thats what happened at Ramakrishna Street, Adambakkam, when eager residents gathered in front of a peepul tree after news spread that the face of Amman goddess was visible on its trunk.Located next to the Bhavani Amman Temple and at the entrance of...
  • Syrian forces raid Hama, officials resigns September 1, 2011

    Amman: Syrian forces raided houses in Hama for the second day on Thursday, residents said, hours after the city's attorney general declared on YouTube he had resigned in protest against bloody repression of street demonstrations. Five months of protests have failed to unseat President Bashar alAssad, who inherited power from his...
  • Four killed in Eid protests acrosss Syria August 31, 2011

    Amman: Security forces shot dead four demonstrators on Tuesday as people streamed out of mosques after prayers to mark the end of Ramadan and renewed protests against Syrian President Bashar al Assad, activists and residents said. The victims, who included a 13yearold boy, were killed in the towns of alHara and...
  • CBI names DMK MP Kanimozhi in 2G chargesheet April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet in 2G case naming DMK MP Kanimozhi, who is also the daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, as a coconspirator in the multi million crore scam. She has also been charged with cheating in the case. Others named...
  • 2G chargesheet: Karuna's wife may not be named April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Crucial developments are expected in the 2G spectrum scam case as the CBI is set to file a supplementary chargsheet on Monday. Sources have told CNNIBN that five individuals will be named in the chargesheet including DMK MP Kanimozhi. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal is...
  • Black money: Swiss govt awaits details from India April 12, 2011

    The Swiss government has said it's willing to cooperate with Indian investigators, provided detailed information, which has not been the case so far. The Swiss Federal Minister for economy Johann N SchneiderAmman spoke exclusively to CNNIBN's Paarull. ...
  • Whereabouts of LTTE leader Pottu Amman unclear May 28, 2009

    Colombo: After the death of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabhakaran and his son Charles Antony attention has shifted to the rebel group's intelligence chief Pottu Amman. Some reports claim Prabhakaran's dreaded intelligence chief maybe in the custody of the Sri Lankan army. "Officially the army didn't say anything...
  • LTTE finished; India seeks to shut Rajiv murder case May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: India will seek forensic evidence from Sri Lanka to confirm the deaths of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and his intelligence head to finally close the case on the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi 18 years ago. Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman, who oversaw all covert killings in the...