Saudi pulls ambassador from Syria, denounces violence

2011-08-08 08:14:54

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah demanded an end to the bloodshed in Syria on Monday and recalled his country's ambassador from Damascus.

Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2011

2011-08-08 07:01:03

A participant is seen during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2011 on the outskirts of Moscow, August 7, 2011.

Israeli officials vow to cut cost of living

2011-08-07 17:00:25

Israel on Sunday formed a panel of government ministers and some of the country's leading economic experts to draw up a plan to reduce the soaring cost of living.

8 shot dead in Ohio over family argument

2011-08-08 06:22:25

Eight people were shot dead on Sunday in Copley Township, Ohio, US over a family argument, local media reported.

Copter shot down, killing 30 US troops, 7 Afghans

2011-08-07 08:02:45

Most of the US troops killed belongto the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

Japan's Hiroshima city marks atomic bombing

2011-08-06 17:01:24

The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing.

Chavez to continue cancer treatment in Cuba

2011-08-06 14:26:16

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez talks at his office at Miraflores Palace in Caracas August 5, 2011. Chavez will depart for Cuba this weekend to continue his cancer treatment.

Afghan president: 31 Americans killed in crash

2011-08-06 17:50:45

It's the highest number of casualties recorded in a single incident in Afghanistan.

Yingluck elected new Thailand PM

2011-08-06 07:52:55

Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, was elected on Friday as Thailand's first female prime minister.

NATO strike kills Gadhafi's son - rebels

2011-08-06 07:52:55

Libya's rebel forces said on Friday that an overnight NATO strike on an operations center in the western town of Zliten has killed Muammar Gadhafi's son Khamis.

UN slams Nigeria over oil pollution

2011-08-06 07:52:55

Decades of oil pollution in Nigeria's Ogoniland region may require the world's biggest ever clean-up, the UN environmental agency said .

Lagarde faces embezzlement probe

2011-08-06 07:52:55

A French court gave the green light on Thursday for an embezzlement investigation targeting new IMF Managing director.