South Sudan heads for UN membership

2011-07-14 09:58:29

The UN Security Council unanimously recommended the General Assembly approve five-day old South Sudan become a member of the United Nations.

Hillary Clinton says Gaddafi's days numbered

2011-07-14 09:40:25

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chanted dirges again on Wednesday for Muammar Gaddafi, saying days for the Libyan leader "are numbered."

Libya rebels retake western village

2011-07-14 08:27:01

Rebel fighters said they had retaken the village of Al-Qawalish in western Libya from forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi on Wednesday.

Libya's opposition leader meets NATO chief

2011-07-13 16:34:16

Libya's opposition leader met on Wednesday morning with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the prolonged crisis in Libya.

France extends Libya mission

2011-07-13 15:19:34

Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to extend funding for France's military intervention in Libya.

UN: More than 11m face drought

2011-07-13 10:52:50

More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are confronting the worst drought in decades and need urgent assistance to stay alive.

Assad missed opportunity to reform

2011-07-13 09:41:27

In a bid to step up pressure on Syria, Obama criticized Syrian President for missing the opportunity to bring about reform in the country.

Political solution in Libya taking shape

2011-07-13 07:39:58

Senior French officials said that political solution on Libya crisis is taking shape, and emissaries from Gadhafi said he is "prepared to leave".

No progress on Middle East peace talks

2011-07-13 07:39:58

The Quartet of Middle East peace mediators failed to announce any progress toward reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after a lengthy meeting.

Envoys say Gadhafi ready to go, says French FM

2011-07-12 18:51:36

France's foreign minister said Paris has had contact with emissaries from Gadhafi who say the embattled Libyan strongman is "prepared to leave."

French FM confirms contacts with Libyan govt

2011-07-12 16:47:58

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe confirmed on Tuesday contacts with the Libyan government to negotiate terms of Muammar Gaddafi's leave.

Air raids kill 2 al-Qaida militants

2011-07-12 15:20:25

Air raids carried out by the Yemeni air forces against several al-Qaida targets killed at least two militants and injured five others in the province of Abyan.