Kevin Rudd preferred over Gillard as Labor leader

2011-04-19 10:08:23

Only one in 10 voters backs Australia's Treasurer Wayne Swan as their preferred Labor leader, while Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd continues to be more popular than Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Charges denied

2011-04-19 08:59:41

WASHINGTON - Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the Libyan leader who is battling a rebellion, claimed "we didn't commit any crime against our people" in an interview with The Washington Post on Sunday.

Prolonged conflict destroying families, dividing African nation

2011-04-19 08:59:41

Misery far from over, chaos looms large in oil-rich country

Nigeria's Jonathan expects victory

2011-04-19 08:59:41

Election results 'suspicious' say officials from rival's camp

Gadhafi presses Libyan rebels

2011-04-19 08:59:41

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi kept up an offensive on the rebels' eastern front-line outpost of Ajdabiyah

Gulf troops to stay til Iran threat gone - Bahrain

2011-04-18 22:28:58

Saudi and UAE forces will only leave Bahrain when an Iranian threat to Gulf Arab countries is judged to be over, Bahrain's foreign minister said on Monday, hinting that Gulf troops could be there for some time.

Rights group says 12 Syrians killed in clashes

2011-04-18 22:25:18

More than 10,000 mourners in Syria joined funeral processions Monday a day after witnesses said security forces opened fire on crowds challenging the authoritarian rule of President Bashar Assad.

Iraqi FM: Iraq could postpone Arab summit

2011-04-18 22:06:32

Iraq's foreign minister says he is prepared to postpone the forthcoming Arab League summit in Baghdad, but he will not agree to cancel it entirely.

International judge rules against lawyers' wigs

2011-04-18 22:03:44

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

Iran test-fires air defense system

2011-04-18 15:39:51

The Commander of the Khatam al- Anbiya Air Defense Base, General Farzad Esmaili, said that Iran successfully test-fired a new domestically-made air defense system, named Mersad.

Canadian election rivals tout anti-separatism

2011-04-18 13:20:17

Hitting the campaign trails on Sunday ahead of the May 2 federal election, both leaders of Canada's two largest parties claimed to be best-positioned to fight Quebec separatism

Saudi threatens to withdraw envoys from Iran

2011-04-18 08:23:44

Saudi Arabia threatened on Sunday to recall its diplomats from Iran in case Iran does not take measures to ensure their safety.