Israel recognises South Sudan

2011-07-10 17:34:57

Israel recognised South Sudan on Sunday, offering the new state economic help after it seceded from the mainly Arab Muslim north.

Yemeni leader's appearance sparks deadly celebrations

2011-07-09 08:00:37

SANAA, Yemen - Gunfire killed four people during celebrations sparked by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's first television appearance since he was badly burned in a bomb attack more than a month ago, medics said.

Murdoch shuts down scandal-hit tabloid

2011-07-08 06:42:33

In an astonishing response to a scandal engulfing his media empire, Rupert Murdoch shut down the News of the World on Thursday.

Fans mourn end of Harry Potter magic

2011-07-07 16:31:46

Film farewells don't get much bigger than Harry Potter, and thousands of fans prepared on Thursday to say goodbye to their beloved boy wizard.

DSK accuser seeks special prosecutor

2011-07-07 10:30:26

A lawyer for the maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in New York is asking for a special prosecutor to pursue the case.

US warms of human bombs in flights

2011-07-07 08:21:33

The US warned airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks.

Venezuela 200 years of independence

2011-07-07 07:58:50

Thousands of people gathered to watch a military parade as Venezuela marked the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain.

China urges peaceful Afghan transition

2011-07-07 06:15:56

China called on the parties concerned to ensure "peaceful, stable transition" in the transfer of security responsibilities in Afghanistan.

Netanyahu blocks pro-Palestinian 'fly-in'

2011-07-06 18:35:37

Israeli Prime Minister authorities to block entry of pro-Palestinian activists planning to travel to Tel Aviv over the weekend.

Lagarde signs up to tougher ethics code

2011-07-06 14:15:16

Lagarde, who took office as IMF managing director on Tuesday, has signed up for tougher ethical rules than her predecessor.

Writer files sex assault against Strauss-Kahn

2011-07-06 13:12:51

A young French author has formally accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape.

200 feared dead in boat accident off Sudan

2011-07-06 11:00:14

Some 200 African migrants were feared to have been killed when their boat sank Tuesday off Sudan's coast, a Sudanese news agency reported.