Pakistan arrests CIA's bin Laden informants: report

2011-06-15 13:29:26

Pakistan's top military spy agency has arrested five CIA informants who fed information to the US spy agency before the raid last month which killed Osama bin Laden, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Mexican tycoon arrested over arsenal walks free

2011-06-15 12:59:50

Detained Mexican tycoon and former city mayor Jorge Hank Rhon walked free on Tuesday, days after the army found a weapons cache in his home, in an embarrassment for President Felipe Calderon.

Winklevoss VS Facebook legal battle

2011-06-15 12:31:03

It may take the US Supreme Court to end a years-long battle between a pair of Olympic rowing twins and Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg.

NATO resumes airstrikes on Tripoli

2011-06-15 12:30:32

NATO resumed its airstrike on the Libyan capital of Tripoli late Tuesday, blasting at least two targets just before midnight, after military leaders voiced concerns about sustaining the operations if the alliance mission drags on.

Afghanistan most dangerous country for women

2011-06-15 12:19:53

Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country for women, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape, a Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll said on Wednesday.

Fatah, Hamas see new Palestinian govt next week

2011-06-15 11:29:18

Palestinian officials said on Tuesday they would be ready to unveil a new unity government at a meeting between Palestinian President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Cairo next week.

Source: US drone base set for Persian Gulf region

2011-06-15 11:29:31

The United States is building a secret CIA air base in the Persian Gulf region to target terrorists in Yemen, the Associated Press has learned.
Torture, botched detention dog CIA

19 killed in Venezuela prison clashes

2011-06-15 11:23:57

At least 19 prisoners have been killed in the last three days in one of Venezuela's deadliest prison clashes in years, Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami said Tuesday.

Army restores security in Syria's northern town

2011-06-15 11:05:37

A military source said Tuesday that security has returned to the violence-hit town of Jisr al- Shughour in north Syria and the residents are gradually returning to their homes.

Blast hits east Tripoli

2011-06-15 11:01:10

A heavy explosion rocked east the Libyan capital of Tripoli late Tuesday evening, causing a big fire, with helicopters of the NATO forces hovering over the area, a Xinhua correspondent said.

Largest protests since Yemen president left

2011-06-15 10:58:40

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in nearly every major city of the country on Tuesday, demanding trial for the family and close aides of the ailing president.

US worries about Yemen, Somalia terrorist links

2011-06-15 09:55:05

The US is worried that the continuing unrest in Yemen could fuel connections between al-Qaida-linked militants there and al-Shabab insurgents in Somalia, the State Department's counterterror coordinator said Tuesday.