Pakistani foreign secretary leaves for China

2011-04-27 20:24:14

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir left here on Wednesday for a two-day visit to china.

Afghan pilot kills 6 NATO troops at airport

2011-04-27 19:18:49

A veteran Afghan military officer gunned down six NATO service members and wounded five Afghan soldiers Wednesday after an argument at the Kabul airport, Afghan and coalition officials said.

Jordan confirms Egyptian gas supply halt

2011-04-27 17:38:40

Jordan said Wednesday an attack against a gas pipeline in northern Egyptian border city el Arish led to the halt of natural gas supply to the Arab kingdom.

BP Q1 net profit up on asset sales

2011-04-27 17:19:59

BP PLC posted a 16% rise in first-quarter net profits on Wednesday.

Google, Apple also gather location data: report

2011-04-27 17:17:44

Google Inc. and Apple Inc. also collect location data from computers.

Afghan officer fires on NATO troops

2011-04-27 17:16:15

An Afghan military officer opened fire on foreign troops Wednesday after an argument at the airport in the capital - the latest in a spate of deadly incidents that have occurred inside government or military installations.

Gambia recognizes Libyan Transitional Council

2011-04-27 17:14:28

The Gambian government on Wednesday declared recognition of Libya's anti-Gaddafi Transitional National Council.

Qaida militants kill two soldiers in south Yemen

2011-04-27 17:00:57

Gunmen of al-Qaida wing attacked a military checkpoint in Abyan on Wednesday, killing at least two soldiers and wounding five others.

Iran criticizes GCC's performance over Arab unrest

2011-04-27 16:54:50

Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Karim Abedi criticized the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for poor performance over the unrest in the Arab world, the English language satellite Press TV reported on Wednesday.

Iran's Navy to increase missile range

2011-04-27 16:49:33

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy Admiral Gholamreza Khadem-Bigham said that Iran's Navy will increase the range of its missiles in a bid to boost the capabilities of the country's armed forces.

J&J to buy Synthes for $21.6b

2011-04-27 16:10:32

Johnson & Johnson is to buy Swiss medical devices maker Synthes Inc for 19 billion Swiss francs ($21.59 billion) in its largest ever buy.

ROK drives off DPRK boat near sea border

2011-04-27 16:09:24

South Korea's Navy drove off a boat that crossed a tense maritime border from the north, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in Seoul said Wednesday.