UN stresses no retaliation against supporters of Laurent Gbagbo

2011-04-12 13:19:53

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday stressed "the need to ensure that there is no retaliation" against supporters of Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent Cote d'Ivoire leader who was seized by forces loyal to his rival Alassane Ouattara

IMF cuts Japan growth forecast due to quake

2011-04-12 13:16:13

The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast of Japan's economic growth due to the country's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

ROK, DPRK hold second round of volcano talks

2011-04-12 11:25:38

Two Koreas met Tuesday for another round of talks over joint research into volcanic activities at the highest mountain on the peninsula.

Talks of Gadhafi leaving power 'ridiculous': Gadhafi's son

2011-04-12 11:24:32

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam said Monday they were ready to talk but rumors of his father stepping down were "ridiculous."

Australian defense chief receives more sex complaints

2011-04-12 10:53:48

Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith has received numerous new complaints of sexual assault and misconduct at Defense Force Academy.

Libyan fighting goes on after peace bid fails

2011-04-12 09:43:34

Rebels said the increasingly bloody siege of the city of Misrata by Muammar Gaddafi's troops made talk of a ceasefire meaningless.

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Tokyo

2011-04-12 08:58:02

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has jolted in Tokyo and its environs.

WH says Obama regrets vote on debt limit

2011-04-12 08:54:46

The White House on Monday urged Republicans not to tie an increase in the US debt ceiling to spending cuts.

Carter, ex-leaders to visit DPRK

2011-04-12 07:42:45

Three former world leaders will accompany ex-US president Jimmy Carter to DPRK to discuss tensions on the peninsula and food shortages in the state.

Fresh fighting erupts in Cote d'Ivoire

2011-04-11 17:20:37

Heavy gunfire erupted again on Monday morning between forces loyal to Cote d'Ivoire's rival presidential claimants in Abidjan.

Japan falls silent a month after tsunami

2011-04-11 17:16:36

Sirens wailed and people bowed their heads and wept along Japan's devastated northeast coast Monday as they marked a month since the tsunami that killed up to 25,000 people and unleashed a persistent nuclear crisis.

US soldier dies in Iraq

2011-04-11 15:50:41

An American soldier died in a non- combat incident in northern Iraq, bringing the death toll of US troops in the country to six so far this month.