Libyan ambassador to AL resigns to join protests

2011-02-21 06:53:09

Libyan permanent representative to the Arab League resigned on Sunday and joined the protests in his country.

Yemen President urges opposition for dialogue

2011-02-21 06:27:21

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday renewed his call for the opposition coalition to take part in a long-postponed national dialogue amid escalating protests demanding an end of his 33-year rule.

China vows to push forward ties with Turkmenistan

2011-02-20 21:59:46

Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong said in Beijing on Feb 20 that China was ready to promote friendly cooperation with Turkmenistan.

NATO probes claims it killed 64 Afghan civilians

2011-02-20 21:20:23

NATO says it is investigating claims by Afghan government officials that 64 civilians died in coalition operations in a remote part of northeast Afghanistan.

'Alien' ex-PM haunts successor in Japan

2011-02-20 09:51:09

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama appears intent on living up to his nickname as a "space alien", grabbing headlines with controversial comments that are adding to his successor's already considerable woes.

Japan's Edano inspects from air disputed islands

2011-02-19 19:42:41

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano on Saturday inspected disputed northern islands off Hokkaido from the air, local media reported.

27 people killed in Libya protests

2011-02-19 08:27:57

At least 20 people in Libya's second largest city of Benghazi and seven in Derna in eastern Libya were killed in anti-government protests, Oea newspaper reported on its website Friday.

Iran's rally call for capital punishment of traitors

2011-02-18 20:28:14

Thousands of Friday prayers in Terhran called for the capital punishment of the opposition leaders who were referred to as traitors.

Police storm Bahrain camp

2011-02-18 13:09:50

Brazilian president declares war on drugs

2011-02-18 09:26:03

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Thursday declared a war on drug trafficking, trading and consumption,fulfilling a promise made during the election campaign.

Egypt: Iran asks for warships to pass Suez Canal

2011-02-18 08:55:59

Two Iranian naval vessels have submitted a request to transit the Suez Canal, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Israel has expressed concerns over the plans, labeling them a "provocation."

Police storm Bahrain camp

2011-02-18 08:18:00

Armed patrols prowled neighborhoods and tanks appeared in the streets for the first time on Thursday.