Myanmar gets new govt as veteran leader bows out

2011-03-31 07:54:32

Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), led by long-time ruler Than Shwe, was officially dissolved on Wednesday after a swearing-in ceremony for the new government.

Assad: Govt willing to make reforms

2011-03-31 07:54:32

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that "enemies are working systematically to undermine the country's stability"

Questions remain over Libyan air strikes

2011-03-31 07:21:34

Key questions regarding Western air strikes against Libya remained unanswered as the London conference on the crisis in the North African country wrapped up on Tuesday afternoon.

Egypt's military to hand over power to president

2011-03-30 22:15:18

The army will hand over presidency power to elected president immediately after election, said General Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, at a press conference.

Syrian president addresses nation

2011-03-30 20:29:56

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in his address to the nation on Wednesday at the parliament that the "enemies are working systematically to undermine the country's stability."

Libya's gov't forces check rebel advance

2011-03-30 19:25:45

Libya's government forces Tuesday intensified their attacks on rebel fighters, forcing them to flee from a key town in eastern Libya.

UN food agency: DPRK in need of food aid

2011-03-30 15:14:50

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is in need of 434,000 tons of food assistance to tackle its critical food shortage affecting a quarter of its 24 million population.

UN holds meeting on Mideast peace process

2011-03-30 11:22:23

The United Nations on Tuesday opened a meeting in Uruguay to address problems affecting the peace process between Palestine and Israel.

Gunmen kill 56 in grisly Iraq hostage siege

2011-03-30 10:04:31

Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday in an attack that left 56 people dead

Syrian president accepts his govt's resignation

2011-03-30 07:45:41

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted his government's resignation on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of unrest that has posed the gravest challenge to his 11-year rule.

Gadhafi urges West to end attack

2011-03-30 07:45:41

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi urged world powers meeting on Tuesday in London to end their "barbaric" offensive against his oil-rich country

Cocoa towns fall to Ouattara's forces

2011-03-30 07:45:41

Forces loyal to Cote d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara seized two towns in the heart of the western cocoa belt overnight