Volunteers help foreigners evacuate from Libya

2011-03-01 07:05:42

In spite of dangers, Essreatis and his colleagues are working as volunteers to help foreigners still stranded in the port city, offering food, tents, quilts and even temporary lavatories. A journalist's diary
West, al-Qaida blamed for unrest

Mubarak banned from leaving Egypt

2011-02-28 21:44:37

Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel- Mageed Mahmoud ordered on Monday to ban former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family from traveling abroad, the official MENA news agency said.

ROK, US begin annual joint drills

2011-02-28 10:44:09

Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States on Monday morning kicked off their annual joint military drills amid continuing tensions on the peninsula.

NZ quake city prays as death toll rises to 147

2011-02-28 08:34:29

Grieving New Zealanders prayed in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch on Sunday.

Discovery docks at space station on final voyage

2011-02-28 07:24:58

Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.

Rebels gear up for major fight near Tripoli

2011-02-28 07:07:57

Hundreds of armed anti-government forces appeared to be readying on Sunday to repel an expected offensive by surrounding forces loyal to Gadhafi.

DPRK military vows to move against ROK-US drills

2011-02-27 18:18:00

The military of DPRK on Sunday vowed to take "resolute military measures" against the exercises to be jointly held by ROK and the US.

Egyptian committee proposes limit on presidential term

2011-02-27 11:39:34

A judicial committee proposed Saturday to reduce the length of presidential term to four years and impose a two-term limit on the president

'We should treat China normally: Australian FM

2011-02-26 13:18:37

Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said in a recent interview that he wanted to pursue a "third way" of dealing with China in order to cast away previously held values of the "Cold War".

New Zealand earthquake toll at 123 dead

2011-02-26 10:47:20

Fresh aftershocks sent masonry tumbling among rescuers in New Zealand's quake zone and a cat sparked false alarms Saturday of a possible survivor, as the disaster's death toll rose to 123 with more than 200 missing.

UN resolution on Libya 'possible' on Saturday

2011-02-26 07:56:23

The UN Security Council is set to consider a draft resolution on Libya on Saturday and an action is "possible" against Tripoli at a time "there is a sense of urgency" among the 15 Council members.

World's 1st robot marathon kicks off in Japan

2011-02-25 14:46:32

The world's first robot marathon is under way in western Japan, with five two-legged participants racing on an indoor track.