57 al-Qaida militants escape prison in S.Yemen

2011-06-23 09:46:50

Dozens of al-Qaida militants battled their way out of prison Wednesday in the latest sign that Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened them to challenge authorities in the country's nearly lawless south, security officials said.

NTC 'important dialogue partner'

2011-06-23 08:11:13

China regards Libya's opposition National Transitional Council (NTC) as "an important dialogue partner".

Beijing welcomes UN chief's re-election

2011-06-23 07:54:04

China extended congratulations to Ban upon his election to serve a second five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations.

Former Dior designer on trial for anti-semitic slurs

2011-06-22 22:59:06

Former Dior designer John Galliano, dressed in black, went on trial Wednesday, charged with hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe.

CNES, Snecma sign contract over Ariane 6

2011-06-22 22:47:43

French Space Agency (CNES) and engine maker Snecma signed a contract worth 7.6 million euros ($10.9 million).

Ex-China envoy enters White House race

2011-06-22 10:14:07

Former US ambassador to China Jon Huntsman on Tuesday entered the race to unseat his ex-boss, President Barack Obama.

Ban Ki-moon gets second term as UN chief

2011-06-22 06:42:23

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday appointed Ban Ki-moon as the UN secretary-general for a second five-year term starting January 1, 2012.

NASA's Cassini reveils image of icy moon Helene

2011-06-21 09:52:28

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed its second-closest encounter with Saturn's icy moon Helene.

US missile attacks kill 12 in Pakistan

2011-06-21 09:06:22

Suspected US drones fired missiles at a vehicle and a house in northwest Pakistan, killing 12 people Monday.

Tunisian ex-president gets 35 years in jail

2011-06-21 06:35:59

Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi were sentenced in absentia to 35 years each in prison.

Syrian president blames crisis on 'saboteurs'

2011-06-20 20:58:41

Syria's embattled president said Monday his regime would consider political reforms, including ending his Baath Party's monopoly on power, but gave no sign he might step down, a key demand of nationwide protests.

US provides $10m in food aid to Yemen

2011-06-20 17:14:42

The United States announced the arrival of $10-million worth of food aid in Yemen on Sunday, its embassy in Sanaa said in a statement later the day.