Looters broke into the Cairo museum housing the world's greatest collection of Pharaonic treasures.
Participants wait to perform during the first lion dance competition held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in Manila Jan 29, 2011.
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed the deputy governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Saturday.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has asked his current government to resign, vowing that the new government will bring more democracy and reform.
Kan expresses hopes for more people-to-people, official exchanges.
US envoy wraps up Asian tour with last stop in Beijing.
Preparations are underway around the world for next week's Chinese New Year (Feb 3) and celebrations in China will be mirrored across the planet.
Sales of Microsoft Corp's Windows software fell short of outsized expectations, rekindling fears that the spread of mobile gadgets will erode its main PC-focused business.
Brazil is building 8,000 new, free homes for survivors of the deadly mudslides that ripped away mountainsides near Rio de Janeiro.
Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Secretary-General Safwat el-Sherif denied on Thursday that some officials had fled the country as nationwide protests went on for a third day.
The newly approved nuclear arms reduction treaty between Moscow and Washington has limitations regarding arsenal reduction but has significant implications for US-Russian bilateral ties.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized for a second straight day Thursday for what his office described as routine tests but which drew concern over the health of the 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon.