Biden's Asia trip to renew US role

2011-08-16 07:52:30

US Vice President starts his visits to China, Mongolia and Japan as part of the Obama's efforts to "renew and intensify" the US role in Asia.

China gives Ethiopia $55 m in aid

2011-08-16 07:04:19

China on Monday announced food aid worth 353.2 million yuan, one of its largest single gifts to a foreign country, to help Ethiopia.

Egypt judge postpones Mubarak hearing to Sept 5

2011-08-15 22:58:00

The judge trying Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters wrapped up Monday's session and said the court would reconvene on Sept. 5 to begin hearing evidence in the case.

AU admits S Sudan as 54th member state

2011-08-15 19:08:36

The African Union (AU) on Monday formally admitted South Sudan as the 54th member state at a ceremony held on the premises the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mubarak returns to court in Egypt

2011-08-15 18:50:51

Street clashes broke out on Monday as ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returned to court to face charges over the killing of protesters, the first Arab leader to stand trial in person since popular uprisings began sweeping the Middle East.

Iran: India paid two thirds of oil debt

2011-08-15 16:51:15

Iran has received two thirds of the oil debts from Indian buyers that had accumulated this year due to a sanctions-related payments problem, Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani told the students' news agency ISNA on Monday.

10 killed, 30 wounded in Iraq's Diyala

2011-08-15 16:26:59

Ten people were killed and 30 others wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks, including a car bomb, in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Monday, a provincial police source said.

Egypt's ex-president Mubarak to return to court

2011-08-15 16:20:53

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returns to court on Monday to face charges of killing protesters, in a hearing that could decide if the head of the ruling military council will take the stand as a witness.

Two bombs kill at least 34 in Iraq's Kut-officials

2011-08-15 15:25:15

A roadside bomb and a car bomb killed at least 34 people in Iraq's Kut city, police and local officials said on Monday.

Life in the famine-hit Somalia

2011-08-15 11:05:19

Geediyo Mohamed Abdi, a displaced Somali mother, sits next her children in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu August 14, 2011.

S Africa's workers start wage strike

2011-08-15 10:52:12

At least 145,000 South African municipal workers will walk off the job on Monday in a strike aimed at shutting down services including garbage collection.

Gaddafi mobilizes supporters for battle

2011-08-15 10:30:51

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Monday called upon his supporters to gear up for a campaign to liberate rebel-held towns.