New US plan to fight violent extremism

2011-08-03 10:46:56

Local communities, not Washington, are best suited to counter violent extremism, according to a new national strategy the Obama administration took more than a year to produce. The strategy pointedly does not focus on threats from Muslim extremism.

Shot US lawmaker returns to cast vote

2011-08-03 07:53:20

Seven months after she was shot in the head, Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House of Representatives to cast her vote on the historic debt-limit bill.

Libyan govt contacts rebels

2011-08-01 07:35:00

The Libyan government said on Sunday it was in contact with members of the rebel National Transitional Council as the rebels tried to quash rumors about the mysterious death of their army chief.

Israeli, Lebanese army clash

2011-08-01 14:35:42

Israeli troops opened fire across the border with Lebanon on Monday at a Lebanese soldier who shot at them, an Israeli military source said.

DPRK to resume Six-Party Talks

2011-08-01 10:57:59

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) declared on Monday that it would resume Six-Party Talks without preconditions.

Indian trains collision injures 50

2011-08-01 00:31:08

At least two people were killed and nearly 30 others injured on Sunday in an collision between two trains in India.

Israel warns of 'anarchy' if meets all reform demands

2011-08-01 11:00:42

Israel's government hit back on Sunday at protests against the rising cost of living, saying some reforms being demanded might lead to economic crises like those besetting parts of Europe and the United States.

Detained Americans likely released soon: lawyer

2011-08-01 10:28:10

The lawyer of the three US nationals detained in Iran on charges of espionage two years ago expressed hope that they would soon be released, the local satellite Press TV reported on Sunday.

Iranian blinded by acid pardons her attacker

2011-08-01 10:26:31

An Iranian woman blinded and disfigured by a man who threw acid into her face stood above her attacker Sunday in a hospital operating room as a doctor was about to put several drops of acid in one of his eyes in court-ordered retribution.

Syria to undermine 'new chapter of conspiracy'

2011-08-01 04:50:46

Syrian President said that he is ultimately confident that Syria will undermine "this new chapter of conspiracy" which he said aims at " dividing the country as a prelude for dividing the entire region to conflicting states."

SKorea bans Japanese lawmakers' trip to disputed islets

2011-08-01 13:47:13

South Korean immigration officials said Monday they will send back to Japan three Japanese lawmakers, who arrived here on a high-profile trip to an island near a set of disputed islets claimed by both countries.

UK, Japan warn of disaster if no US debt deal

2011-08-01 09:03:13

British and Japanese officials warned on Sunday of disastrous consequences for the global economy if last-minute talks among lawmakers in Washington failed to agree on raising the US borrowing limit and averting a debt default.