Syrian troops reportedly kill 24 in Hama city: TV

2011-08-01 09:46:07

The Syrian army backed by tanks stormed early Sunday the violence-hit city of Hama after nearly one month of siege on the city, reportedly killing at least 24 people, pan-Arab al-Jazeera TV cited witnesses and activists as reporting.

Libyan rebels inch closer to Zlitan breakthrough

2011-08-01 09:45:31

Libyan rebel fighters from Misrata have pushed closer to entering the coastal town of Zlitan after 48 hours of fierce fighting.

Turkey rules out crisis regarding the military

2011-07-31 13:36:12

Turkey's president acknowledged Saturday that the resignation of the nation's top military commanders was unprecedented, but he said it would not cause a crisis.

1 killed, 7 missing after boat sinks in Moscow river

2011-07-31 12:56:23

A pleasure boat carrying 15 people sank in the Moscow river after bumping into a cargo barge early Sunday, leaving at least one killed and 7 others missing, local press reported.

Czech cartoon hero returns home from space

2011-07-31 11:31:44

A stuffed toy of Little Mole, the Czech cartoon hero, returned home Friday after a voyage to outer space on NASA's shuttle Endeavour.

UK watches year's second, low key, royal wedding

2011-07-31 10:42:54

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday.

Iraq to buy 36 US fighter jets

2011-07-31 08:39:44

Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he was reviving a stalled deal to buy multi-million-dollar fighter jets from the United States.

CIA chief in Pakistan exits

2011-07-31 08:19:16

US and Pakistani officials say the CIA station chief who ran operations in Pakistan during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is leaving his post due to illness.

Egypt changes venue for Mubarak trial

2011-07-31 07:48:42

The trial venue of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been changed to a police academy in Cairo, Chief Justice of the Cairo Court of Appeals el-Sayyed Abdel- Aziz Omar announced Saturday.

US House rejects Reid debt ceiling plan

2011-07-31 03:46:17

The US House of Representatives Saturday voted to reject the debt ceiling plan put forward by Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid.

43 US Republican Senators oppose Reid debt plan

2011-07-31 03:44:22

Forty three Republican Senators of the United States said Saturday that they opposed the debt ceiling plan put forward by Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid, fresh evidence of the bitter debt ceiling deadlock.

M6.4 quake jolts Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

2011-07-31 03:39:39

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Japan's northeastern Fukushima Prefecture and its vicinity on early Sunday morning, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.