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2014-06-24 12:23:40

PARIS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the international community unites to urge the removal of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from power in Iraq, the Iranian regime is doing all it can to ensure their puppet stays in office, Euro MP Struan Stevenson has said. Even the US government had acknowledged that Maliki is the main cause of the current crisis in Iraq and must be replaced, he insisted. In a press release on Iran's meddling in the Iraqi crisis, Stevenson,...

2014-06-24 08:26:52

BEIJING, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), the leading provider of conditional access ("CA") systems and comprehensive services to China's expanding digital television market, today announced plans to conduct an internal reorganization (the "Reorganization"), as a result of which it will have legal ownership of Beijing Novel-Super Digital TV Technology Co., Ltd. ("Beijing N-S Digital TV"), the variable interest...

2014-06-24 08:25:13

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info European countries face trouble at their own borders as home-grown jihadists, battle-hardened in Syria, return to their home countries. Al-Qaeda linked groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have become a transnational terrorist threat as incubators of these radicalized terrorists who are being exported back to their home countries in...

2014-06-24 08:22:26

MIAMI, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced non-GAAP net income of $80 million, or $0.10 diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2014 compared to non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2013 of $57 million, or $0.07 diluted EPS. For the second quarter of 2014, U.S. GAAP net income, which included a net gain on vessel transactions of $15 million and net unrealized gains on fuel derivatives of $11 million, was $106 million, or...

2014-06-24 08:22:17

TREVISO, Italy, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLclima units installed in the new multi-use complex for Bangladesh Army Bangladesh is a developing nation [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developing_nation ] and a rapidly-growing market-based economy [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_market_economy ]. It is one of the world's leading exporters of textiles and garments, as well as fish, seafood and jute, and has globally competitive emerging industries in shipbuilding,...

2014-06-23 23:04:00

The demand for state-of-the-art, crystalline concrete products knows no boundaries: PENETRON inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan last month. The new facility will help meet the booming demand for crystalline concrete solutions across Kazakhstan and Central Asia. E. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 “One doesn’t immediately think of Kazakhstan when the topic of crystalline concrete technology comes up,” says Robert Revera, President and...

2014-06-23 08:33:17

NETANYA, Israel, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (the "Company") announced that following its previous announcement, its Board of Directors has instructed the Company to prepare for a potential offering of two new series of debentures to the public in Israel only, in an aggregate principal amount of up to approximately NIS 300-400 million. The Company published today a shelf prospectus and an indenture relating to such shelf...

2014-06-23 08:27:41

IRVINE, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZO Skin Health, Inc is pleased to announce that ZO® faculty member, Dean Kane, MD, will host an educational seminar based on Dr. Zein Obagi's philosophy about innovations in the science of skin health. The one-day seminar is on July 17, 2014 at the W hotel Chicago Lakeshore in Chicago, Illinois. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140121/LA49259LOGO Lecture attendees will learn the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique...

2014-06-23 08:23:19

First Liftings of Crude Oil Sold into Domestic Kurdistan Region Market CALGARY, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") today announces that it has sold its first offtakes of crude oil into the domestic market from the Demir Dagh field in the Hawler license area in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Oryx Petroleum is the operator and has a 65% participating and working interest in the Hawler license area. Commenting today,...

2014-06-23 00:20:07

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM, organizers of Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, slated for November 20-21, 2014, presents the 2014 conference program for the event's fourth edition. This year's conference will analyze the market potential and challenges associated with the emerging Asia cruise market as well as explore the infrastructure and itinerary development opportunities. The conference will be led by a panel of regional and international industry experts who will be...


Latest Asia Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584 and were later being used by the calvary of the 1600 and 1700s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s,...

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

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