Haiti quake recovery:
UN struggles to get funds
Haiti: The United Nations is struggling to provide support to
earthquake-ravaged Haiti, as donor nations have been slow to hand
over much-needed aid, U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes said on
Tight poll contest predicted in Iraq
IRAQ: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was locked
in a tight contest with rival Iyad Allawi to keep his job, as
results from Iraq’s elections were set to flow in on Friday.
Putin to sign multi-billion dollar arms deals in India
INDIA: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was to seal a series of
multi-billion dollar arms deals Friday during a visit to India aimed
at boosting ties with Moscow’s old Cold War ally.