Libya suspends visas to Europeans
LIBYA: Libya has stopped issuing entry visas to
citizens of most European countries, officials said on Monday, in an
apparent escalation of its diplomatic row with Switzerland.
Nepal President scraps virgin farewell
NEPAL: Nepalís head of state on Monday dispensed
with a centuries-old tradition of having five virgin girls bid him
goodbye as he left on a foreign visit, an aide said. Heads of state
in Nepal have traditionally been seen off by five pre-pubescent
girls representing the Hindu goddesses Durga, Sarshwati, Laxmi,
Radha and Annapurna who perform religious rituals to bring success.
Serbia dismisses NATO membership
Brussels: President of Serbia Boris Taric
reinforced on Monday the decision to maintain the neutrality of his
country without joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) to the end of his term.