Yingluck elected as new Thailand PM

2011-08-06 07:52:55

Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, was elected on Friday as Thailand's first female prime minister.

UN slams Nigeria over oil pollution

2011-08-06 07:52:55

Decades of oil pollution in Nigeria's Ogoniland region may require the world's biggest ever clean-up, the UN environmental agency said .

IMF chief Lagarde faces embezzlement investigation

2011-08-06 07:52:55

A French court gave the green light on Thursday for an embezzlement investigation targeting new IMF Managing director.

Libyan rebels say overnight NATO strike kills Gadhafi's son

2011-08-06 07:52:55

Libya's rebel forces said on Friday that an overnight NATO strike on an operations center in the western town of Zliten has killed Muammar Gadhafi's son Khamis.

Britain urgently checking Nigeria hostage video

2011-08-04 16:04:53

The British Foreign Office said on Thursday it was checking the authenticity of a video which appears to show a British man and his Italian colleague kidnapped in May in northern Nigeria.

Egypt's Mubarak pleads not guilty

2011-08-04 08:22:05

Egypt's former president wagged his finger in the air and denied all charges against him Wednesday.

Turkey's top army leaders resign

2011-07-30 02:27:14

Turkey's top army leaders, namely chief of general staff Isik Kosaner, top commanders of the land forces, air forces and navy resigned on Friday.

Malaysia firm to build $100b cross-border gas pipeline

2011-07-29 09:01:38

A Malaysian oil and gas specialist company announced on Thursday it would build a $100 billion cross-border gas pipeline that stretches through Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

Suicide attackers kill 19 in Afghanistan

2011-07-29 08:30:07

Suicide attackers killed at least 19 people, 12 of them young children, when they targeted government buildings in southern Afghanistan on Thursday.

Libyan rebels say military commander killed

2011-07-29 08:20:54

The head of the Libyan rebel armed forces was shot and killed Thursday just before arriving for questioning by rebel authorities.

Mubarak trial to be held in Cairo

2011-07-29 06:42:29

The trial of Hosni Mubarak, his sons and former interior minister will be held in Cairo, a top judiciary official said Thursday.

Starving in the Horn of Africa

2011-07-28 10:12:47

The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia.