India furious over biography of 'bisexual' Gandhi

2011-04-01 13:53:25

India could bring in legislation to jail anyone who insults Mahatma Gandhi while state governments are moving to ban a biography that reviewers said showed the "Father of the Nation" was bisexual.

Gadhafi: Leaders of airstrikes should go, not me

2011-04-01 10:53:45

Moammar Gadhafi struck a defiant stance Thursday after two high-profile defections from his regime, saying he's not the one who should go _ it's the Western leaders who have decimated his military with airstrikes who should resign immediately.

Kuwait cabinet quits to avoid ministers' grilling

2011-04-01 10:23:41

Kuwait's cabinet resigned as expected on Thursday to avoid a grilling by parliament of three ministers, all members of the ruling al-Sabah family, amid calls for political and economic reform.

Kuwait summons Iran envoy

2011-04-01 10:13:41

Kuwait is warning Iran not to meddle in the Arab nation's affairs in an escalating dispute over an alleged spy ring.

Libyan army forces rebels to retreat; FM defects

2011-04-01 08:03:36

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, one of Muammar Gadhafi's closest advisers and a former spy chief, defected and flew to Britain on Wednesday.
Hu slams use of force, seeks Libyan ceasefire
Child dies from NATO air strike, family says

Child dies from NATO air strike, family says

2011-04-01 07:57:36

A 18-month-old son was killed when debris pierced the wall of their home as NATO air strikes hit an ammunition depot near their village

Gadhafi: Foreign military actions 'can go out of control'

2011-04-01 06:22:46

Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi warned on Thursday a military action launched by the international coalition can go out of control, accusing Western powers of harming the relations between the Libyan people.

Libyan foreign minister defects 'on his free will'

2011-03-31 21:26:11

British foreign secretary William Hague, speaking at a press conference here Thursday, said that his Libyan counterpart Moussa Koussa came to London from Tunisia "on his free will".

NATO assumes leadership over Libya operations

2011-03-31 15:49:48

NATO assumed the leadership over all combat operations in Libya as of 0600 GMT on Thursday, taking over from an international coalition in charge since March 19.

Alleged Mexican Pacific cartel leader detained

2011-03-31 12:51:57

Mexican federal agents Wednesday detained Bernabe Monje Silva, known as "El M14" and believed to be the leader of the Pacific drug cartel, the Federal Police (PFP) said.

Libya threatens to sue firms over rebel oil deals

2011-03-31 09:11:57

Libya's government warned on Wednesday it would sue any international company which sealed energy deals with the rebels who control some of the country's oil infrastructure, according to stat-run JANA news agency.

Libya's foreign minister defects, arrives in Britain

2011-03-31 08:35:44

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, one of Muammar Gadhafi's closest advisers, flew to Britain on Wednesday.