Defeated IMF candidate congratulates Lagarde

2011-06-29 05:13:12

Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens is congratulating French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde on her election as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

World Bank head welcomes appointment of new IMF chief

2011-06-29 05:10:37

World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Christine Lagarde as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Bank's sister agency.

Lagarde: IMF should work on stronger growth

2011-06-29 04:56:40

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should work on to "achieve stronger and sustainable growth, macroeconomic stability, and a better future for all," Christine Lagarde, the newly elected IMF chief, said Tuesday.

Saudi troops to start leaving Bahrain

2011-06-28 22:46:43

Saudi Arabia will withdraw most of its security forces from neighbouring Bahrain, where they helped quell protests in March, a Bahrain government source said on Tuesday.

Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest

2011-06-28 21:25:05

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo Tuesday stated that Libya has the primary responsibility to implement the arrest warrants for Muammar Gadhafi.

Sony faces jittery shareholders after cyberattack

2011-06-28 18:49:55

Sony Corp. Chief Executive Howard Stringer credited "very loyal" PlayStation Network gamers for flocking back to the service in big numbers, as he sought Tuesday to reassure shareholders following a series of embarrassing hacker attacks.

Iran successfully testfires 14 missiles

2011-06-28 17:25:16

Iran successfully testfired 14 short-range, medium-range and long-range missiles on Tuesday, local English language satellite Press TV reported.

Libya rejects international warrant for Gadhafi

2011-06-28 16:03:01

Libya dismissed a move by the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for leader Muammar Gadhafi on Monday, rejecting the authority of the tribunal. International court orders Gadhafi's arrest

Bearded Mickey Mouse causes stir in Egypt

2011-06-28 15:32:46

An Egyptian Christian telecom mogul has angered Islamic hard-liners by posting an online cartoon of Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie in a face veil.

Iran unveils underground missile silos

2011-06-28 15:21:01

Iran on Monday unveiled underground silos that can carry missiles capable of hitting Israel and US bases in the Gulf as it kicked off 10 days of war games, the country's latest show of military force amid a standoff with the West over its disputed nuclear program.

Iran can build longer-range missiles

2011-06-28 15:10:24

A senior Revolutionary Guard commander says Iran is capable of producing even longer range missiles than the ones it has now but won't make them because Israel and US bases in the Gulf are already within its reach.

Artists stage 'White Sea'in Malta

2011-06-28 13:05:46

Ukrainian actress Ira Melkonyan (L) and Maltese actress Rebecca Camilleri (R) perform in "White Sea" by the rubberbodies theatre collective at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, Malta, June 27, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]