Muslim world pledges support to Somalia

2011-08-18 09:35:19

Muslim nations pledged to contribute $350 million to support famine- hit Somalia, where some 3.2 million people are on the brink of starvation.

Libyan rebels advance in west front

2011-08-18 09:18:43

Libyan rebels have captured Sabratha, a town about 80 km west of the capital Tripoli, in the west front, a rebel spokesman said Wednesday.

Libya rebels expect victory soon

2011-08-18 08:17:01

Libya's rebels were bolstered by fresh battlefield advances, as leaders claimed the war had entered a decisive phase and could end within weeks.

Sarkozy, Merkel push euro integration

2011-08-17 09:31:49

France and Germany unveiled far-reaching plans on Tuesday for closer euro zone integration and said joint euro bonds may be a longer-term option, leaving the currency area vulnerable to more attacks from traders.

Obama warns of threat from 'lone wolf'

2011-08-17 09:22:29

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against the threat of "lone wolf" terror attack to the United States.

Rebels advance on Gadhafi

2011-08-17 08:40:55

Forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi fired a Scud missile for the first time in the country's civil war, a US defense official said.

US-ROK drills add to tension on peninsula

2011-08-17 08:41:48

The ROK and the United States launched on Tuesday an annual joint military exercise aimed at enhancing their interoperability in defense.

India arrests graft critic and 1,200 others

2011-08-17 07:54:35

Police arrested India's leading anti-corruption campaigner on Tuesday, just hours before he was due to begin a fast to the death.

Black specter in Venezuelan lake

2011-08-17 06:59:47

Oil spill on water is seen near an oil production facility at Maracaibo Lake near the coastal town of Barranquitas August 15, 2011. Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has activated an emergency plan to tackle the leak, local media reported.

Mubarak in court again in would-be lengthy trial

2011-08-16 11:08:16

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Monday for the second time with his two sons on charges of murder and corruption.

India celebrates Independence Day

2011-08-16 11:02:21

People celebrate Independence Day in India, August 15, 2011.

Cameron pledges 'all-out war' on street gangs

2011-08-16 08:41:26

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday a sweeping review of government policy to reverse a "slow-motion moral collapse" that he blames for last week's riots that left five people dead.