Pakistan seals Afghan border for NATO supplies
Nearly half the cargo for foreign troops routes
Supplies for NATO in Afghanistan have been hit by
a Pakistani blockade enforced after a cross-border strike killed 24
of its troops, but it remains unclear how seriously coalition forces
will suffer. There are around 140,000 foreign troops in landlocked
Afghanistan waging a 10-year battle against a Taliban-led insurgency
who rely on fuel, food and equipment brought in from outside.
Egyptís first legislative elections :
Muslim Brotherhood poised for a big win
Egyptís influential Muslim Brotherhood is
bracing for a big win in the countryís first legislative elections
since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. The Islamist movement, which has
been banned for decades, stepped out of the shadows after the
uprising in January that ended Mubarakís 30-year-rule and saw power
handed to a military junta led by the strongmanís defence minister.
US seeks clout on China doorstep
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads this
week on a historic visit to Myanmar that aims not only to pry open
the closed nation but to shake up the battle for global influence
right on Chinaís doorstep.