UN official 'appalled' over use of girl as suicide bomber

2011-06-28 10:48:25

Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special representative for children and armed conflict, on Monday was "appalled" over the use of a young girl as a suicide bomber in the Char Chino District of Afghanistan.

IMF to choose Lagarde as next leader

2011-06-28 07:38:53

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is expected to be chosen as early as Tuesday to be the new leader of the IMF.

International court orders Gadhafi's arrest

2011-06-28 06:34:53

The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libya's Muammar Gadhafi on charges of crimes against humanity.

Venezuela: stop dreaming of Chavez death

2011-06-27 20:33:07

Hugo Chavez have dismissed reports he is sicker than the government has admitted, telling his enemies to "stop dreaming" of his death.

Hague court issues arrest warrant for Gadhafi

2011-06-27 19:56:36

The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Libya's Muammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country's spy chief.

Pakistan expels UK military trainers

2011-06-27 17:22:55

Pakistan has told Britain to pull out some of its military trainers, in what appears to be the latest sign of strained relations with the West.

International judges to decide on Gadhafi warrant

2011-06-27 16:36:02

Judges at the International Criminal Court are set to announce whether they will order the arrest of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, one of his sons and his intelligence chief on charges of crimes against humanity.

World Food Program cuts Afghan food assistance

2011-06-27 16:34:17

The UN World Food Program announced Monday it will cut food assistance to more than 3 million Afghans in about half the country's 34 provinces because of a shortage of money from donor nations.

Palestinian leaders vote to go for UN recognition

2011-06-27 15:48:26

The West Bank Palestinian leadership formally decided to press ahead with efforts in September to win UN recognition of a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, in what could be a further blow to efforts to restart long-frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

8 killed, 4 injured in gunmen attacks in Colombia

2011-06-27 12:42:30

Eight people were killed and four others were injured in gunmen attacks in a discotheque in southwestern Colombia on Sunday morning.

Protesters demand French nuclear plant closure

2011-06-27 10:51:48

Thousands of demonstrators formed a human chain outside France's oldest nuclear power plant on Sunday to demand the site be closed as the government mulls whether to extend its life by a decade.

Bombs kill 25 at Nigerian drinking spot

2011-06-27 09:18:08

Suspected members of a radical Islamist sect threw bombs at a drinking spot in Nigeria's northeastern town of Maiduguri on Sunday.