Obama warns of threat from 'lone wolf' attack

2011-08-17 09:22:29

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against the threat of "lone wolf" terror attack to the United States, as the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches.

Rebels advance on Gadhafi

2011-08-17 08:40:55

Forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi fired a Scud missile for the first time in the country's civil war, a US defense official said.

Biden to stress strength of US economy

2011-08-17 07:02:21

Joe Biden is set to arrive in Beijing to begin his China tour, during which he is expected to offer assurances about the struggling US economy.

Black specter in Venezuelan lake

2011-08-17 06:59:47

Oil spill on water is seen near an oil production facility at Maracaibo Lake near the coastal town of Barranquitas August 15, 2011.

Israeli strike kills Gaza gunman

2011-08-16 15:52:38

Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed one gunman and wounded five other Palestinians, medical sources said, after militants in the Hamas-controlled territory fired rockets into southern Israel.

Hackers protest in San Francisco subway

2011-08-16 12:34:02

Four San Francisco subway stations shut down temporarily on Monday during a demonstration organized by the hacker group Anonymous over police brutality and free speech.

South Africa to deliver supplies to Somalia

2011-08-16 11:13:55

South Africa will use a military aircraft to deliver 18 tons of supplies to famine victims in Somalia this week, aid group Gift of the Givers said on Monday.

Int'l military exercises held in Panama Canal

2011-08-16 11:12:15

Military forces from 17 countries began on Monday the Panamax 2011 exercises aimed at preventing terrorist attacks against the Panama Canal and drug trafficking, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said.

Mubarak in court again in would-be lengthy trial

2011-08-16 11:08:16

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Monday for the second time with his two sons on charges of murder and corruption.

Libya govt forces fire Scud missile

2011-08-16 09:28:22

US media quoted defense officials as saying the Libyan government forces have fired the first Scud missile in its conflict with rebel forces.

Primary win boosts Argentina's president

2011-08-16 08:29:35

Center-left Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win a second term in October and deepen her interventionist policies after thrashing rivals in a primary election, results showed Monday.

Bomb attacks kill at least 60 in Iraq

2011-08-16 08:27:41

A string of suicide attackers and car bombs across Iraq on Monday killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 200, casting a shadow over a country where security remains turbulent just months before a scheduled US pullout by the year-end.