Iraq bomb hits French convoy, 7 injured

2011-06-20 16:46:52

A French embassy convoy in Iraq was hit by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on Monday.

Poor countries bear the brunt of refugee storm

2011-06-20 15:31:49

Four-fifths of the world's 15.4 million refugees are hosted in poor countries, where their prospects for citizenship are slim and economic opportunities are limited, according to a UN report released Monday.

Libyan rebels deny negotiations with Gadhafi

2011-06-20 11:08:27

Libyan rebels denied Sunday that they are engaged in negotiations with leader Muammar Gaddafi's government and said the financial aid will be available in the coming days.

Israel asks US to let spy out of jail for funeral

2011-06-20 09:57:30

Israel appealed to the United States on Sunday to allow imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard out of jail to attend his father's funeral, Israeli Army Radio reported.

Medvedev opposed to UN vote on Syria-FT

2011-06-20 09:24:25

Russian President has ruled out supporting a United Nations resolution condemning Syria's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Civilians killed in NATO airstrike

2011-06-20 06:58:38

Libya's government said NATO warplanes struck a residential neighborhood in the capital Sunday and killed nine civilians.

$17 billion Iraq oil money gone amid war

2011-06-20 05:54:20

Iraq's parliament is chasing about $17 billion of Iraqi oil money it says was stolen after the 2003 US-led invasion.

NATO admits Tripoli target error

2011-06-20 05:04:56

NATO said a number of Libyan civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike in Tripoli last night due to "a weapon system failure."
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NATO admits Tripoli target error

2011-06-20 05:04:56

A number of Libyan civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike in Tripoli last night.

Egypt appoints Mohammed El-Orabi as new FM

2011-06-19 22:57:00

Egypt appointed former ambassador to Berlin Mohammed El-Orabi as the new foreign minister on Sunday to replace Nabil Elaraby, who was chosen as the new Arab League chief in May, state news agency MENA reported.

Cairo meeting between Fatah, Hamas leaders postponed

2011-06-19 21:20:10

A meeting between the top leaders of Palestinian factions, scheduled on Tuesday in Cairo, has been postponed due to big differences between the two sides, A Palestinian official said Sunday.

Somali PM resigns, reversing pledge

2011-06-19 21:19:19

Somalia's prime minister said Sunday that he would resign, reversing a pledge he made last week that he would not step down after Somalis took to the streets in support of the Somali-American politician.