Assad to conduct televised interview

2011-08-21 09:54:39

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will appear in an interview with the Syrian television Sunday on the country's recent situation and escalating international pressure.

Wall Street down for fourth week

2011-08-20 10:15:23

The sell-off in Wall Street continued on Friday, with major indexes suffering losses for the fourth straight week.

Pressure piling on Syria's Assad

2011-08-20 07:53:40

European powers press the UN Security Council for tough sanctions against the government for its crackdown.

Teenage female daredevil wows crowds in Japan

2011-08-20 07:53:40

TOKYO - Japanese teenage daredevil Maya Sato says she shed her long hair, her cell phone and almost a few tears as she took on and beat the boys in a tough version of motorcycle racing.

Pakistan mosque suicide bomber kills 43

2011-08-20 07:53:40

 A suicide bomber hit a Pakistani mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 100 others in the tribal district of Khyber, officials said.

Women winemakers battle glass ceiling

2011-08-20 07:53:40

Although it has been nearly 50 years since the first woman graduated with a wine degree from a top US university, less then 10 percent of women are chief winemakers at US wineries.

Light to moderate drinking reduces risk of Alzheimer's: Study

2011-08-20 07:53:40

Light to moderate social drinking, a glass or two of wine or beer a day, can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to American researchers.

Blasts, gunshots heard in Afghan capital

2011-08-19 10:20:52

Sounds of two explosions were heard at 5:45am and 5:47am local time in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. Sporadic gunshots were heard later.

Egyptian soldiers killed in Israeli raid

2011-08-19 09:55:34

Two Egyptian soldiers were killed Thursday in an Israeli attack on borders between Egypt and Gaza, state media reported.

UN to draft sanctions resolution

2011-08-19 09:54:30

Britain, France, Germany and Portugal -- said here Thursday that they would begin working on a Security Council sanctions resolution on Syria.

IBM unveils first 'brain chips'

2011-08-19 08:26:41

IBM researchers Thursday unveiled an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the human brain processes information.

DPRK slams joint US-ROK drills

2011-08-17 21:40:16

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday decried the ongoing annual US- Republic of Korea (ROK)military drills, describing them as "extremely provocative and aggressive."