Senegal severs ties with Iran over rebel weapons

2011-02-23 09:04:23

Senegal severed diplomatic ties with Iran on Wednesday, accusing Tehran of supplying weapons to separatist rebels in its southern Casamance region that killed three Senegalese soldiers and wounded six this week.

Gadhafi defies revolt with tanks

2011-02-23 07:12:25

Libya's Muammar Gadhafi used tanks, helicopters and warplanes to fight a growing revolt, witnesses said on Tuesday, as the veteran leader scoffed at reports he was fleeing after four decades in power.

SCO calls for int'l anti-terrorist cooperation

2011-02-22 23:41:56

A senior official of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Tuesday called for more effective international cooperation in the battle against terrorism.

Hamas condemns violence against Libyan protestors

2011-02-22 19:11:58

Islamic Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday condemned violence by the Libyan forces against protestors.

UN Security Council to meet on Libya on Tuesday

2011-02-22 11:57:49

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors at 9:00 am EST (1400 GMT) Tuesday to discuss the current situation in Libya.

Gaddafi says he is in Libya

2011-02-22 08:42:28

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a brief appearance on state TV Tuesday that he is in Tripoli, rejecting reports that he fled the country to Venezuela.

Russia summons US envoy over Japan dispute

2011-02-22 08:26:07

Russia's Foreign Ministry said it summoned the US ambassador to a meeting on Monday to register disapproval of American support for Tokyo in a territorial dispute over a group of Pacific islands.

Gaddafi to denounce 'agitative rumors'

2011-02-22 08:07:55

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will soon denounce "agitative rumors" in an interview in front of his residence, Libyan state TV reported.

Gaddafi's son denies residential areas bombed

2011-02-22 06:40:42

The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that air raids on Monday targeted ammunition depots and not populated areas in Tripoli and Benghanzi, state television said.

Sudan's President not to run for next elections

2011-02-21 16:56:43

Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Monday announced that Sudanese President Omar al- Bashir would not run in the next presidential elections, scheduled after four years.

Iran briefly detains daughter of former president

2011-02-21 09:38:08

Iranian authorities briefly detained the daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the most powerful opposition supporter inside the country's clerical leadership, the official news agency reported.

Gadhafi's son warns of civil war in Libya

2011-02-21 08:52:16

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam said in a televised address early Monday that Libya was in danger of civil wars if the clashes escalate, according to Doha-based Al-Jazeera.