Bounty offered for Gadhafi as rebels vow to hold polls

2011-08-25 07:32:36

A bounty of $1.7 million has been offered for the capture of Muammar Gadhafi - dead or alive. The bounty has been put up by businessmen but is supported by the rebel leadership.

Kim willing to postpone nuke tests  

2011-08-25 08:13:00

The DPRK is ready to impose a moratorium on nuclear missile tests if international talks on its nuclear program resume.

Strong 7.0-quake hits northern Peru

2011-08-25 06:24:22

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit northern Peru on Wednesday at 12:46:01 local time,the Geophysical Institute of Peru said.

Russian, DPRK agree on nuke issues

2011-08-24 22:26:55

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and visiting top leader Kim Jong-il of the DPRK agreed Wednesday to resume stalled six-party talks as soon as possible.

Flag changes at Libyan embassy in Beijing

2011-08-23 10:15:31

The Kingdom of Libya flag, used by Libyan rebel forces, is seen alongside the Libyan flag at the Embassy of Libya in Beijing, Aug 22, 2011.

Moody's cuts Japan rating to Aa3

2011-08-24 08:47:58

Moody's Investors Service cut its rating on Japan's government debt by one notch to Aa3 on Wednesday.

US won't slip into recession

2011-08-24 06:52:45

The US economy might see slow growth, but will not slide into a double-dip recession, said Alan Greenspan on Tuesday.

Kim to meet with Medvedev

2011-08-23 13:16:43

Kim Jong-il, top leader of the DPRK, arrived in the eastern Siberian city for a summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

World stocks steady above 11-month lows

2011-08-22 21:16:22

World stocks held above a recent 11-month low on Monday while oil prices slipped as investors concerned about a global economic downturn stayed away from buying risky assets.

Clashes kill 600 in S Sudan

2011-08-23 06:46:13

At least 600 people were killed and hundreds others were injured in tribal clashes in Jongolei State in South Sudan.

China donates $16m to Somalia

2011-08-22 22:25:29

China has made its largest single donation to the WFP with $16 million towards famine relief operation in Somalia.

NATO oil tankers burnt in Pakistan

2011-08-22 21:17:46

At least 19 oil tankers were burnt when a NATO supply convoy came under attack Monday afternoon in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan.