Saudis ‘consider nullifying’ public beheading

Saudis ‘consider nullifying’ public beheading

  A ministerial committee is looking into formally dropping public beheadings as a method of execution in Saudi Arabia, a local newspaper has reported. The authoritative daily Al-Watan said in its Sunday edition that the ministerial committee was considering fatal shootings as an alternative. There was no official confirmation immediately available of the newspaper’s report. […]

Cardinals seek prayers ahead of conclave

Cardinals seek prayers ahead of conclave

( CBC citing AP) Cardinals took a break from maneuvering ahead of this week’s papal conclave to fan out across Rome and celebrate Sunday Mass at local parishes. The worship services provided a chance to see the cardinals up close and hear them preach two days before they enter the conclave. Roman Catholics and others […]

Venezuela election race starts, sources say Capriles to run

Venezuela election race starts, sources say Capriles to run

  By Andrew Cawthorne and Marianna Parraga CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles will challenge the late Hugo Chavez’s preferred successor for the    presidency of the South American OPEC nation next month, sources said on Sunday. Capriles will face acting president and election favorite Nicolas Maduro, and the pair have until Monday to […]

Afghanistan’s Karzai says Taliban in talks with US

Afghanistan’s Karzai says Taliban in talks with US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday criticised the Taliban for holding daily talks with the United States as they also launch suicide attacks that kill civilians and children. The Islamist militants deny re-opening talks after they broke off tentative contact with the US in Qatar in March last year due to failed attempts to negotiate […]