Haiti's 'Baby Doc' in surprise return from exile

2011-01-18 11:23:57

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a once feared and reviled dictator who was ousted in a popular uprising nearly 25 years ago, has made a stunning return to Haiti, raising concerns he could complicate efforts to solve a political crisis, a cholera outbreak and the stalled reconstruction from last year's devastating earthquake.

Japan PM will reshuffle cabinet

2011-01-10 08:06:02

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will have to reshuffle his cabinet before the legislature opens this month, a ruling party official said on Sunday, in the clearest signal yet of a shake-up aimed at improving the government's approval ratings.

Millions vote for S Sudan's new chapter

2011-01-10 06:59:36

Sudan's southerners started casting ballots Sunday to decide the fate of unity or division of the African's largest country where two-decades of north-south war claimed two million lives.

Cote d'Ivoire expels British and Canadian ambassadors

2011-01-07 09:59:32

A top advisor to incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo said Thursday that the British and Canadian ambassadors have been asked to leave the country in retaliation for Cote d'Ivoire's ambassadors in London and Ottawa being expelled.

Bosworth in Beijing for Peninsula solutions

2011-01-06 07:17:43

The US envoy for policy on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in Beijing on Wednesday as part of a flurry of diplomatic activity to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
DPRK proposes unconditional dialogue with ROK

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad for visit

2011-01-05 15:13:50

Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi arrived Wednesday on an official visit to Baghdad with the aim of promoting bilateral ties, an official Iraqi television reported.

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