Libya gets London Olympics tickets

2011-06-15 09:20:02

Organizers for London's 2012 Olympics Games say Libya has been given hundreds of tickets to the events.

UN entreated for cease-fire in Libya

2011-06-15 07:54:05

China hopes an approaching UN meeting about Libya can prompt international actors to reach an immediate cease-fire and solve the crisis.

Pakistan wants to join SCO

2011-06-15 07:05:12

Pakistan wants to be a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

4 Brazilians accuse US man of running sex tour

2011-06-15 06:19:01

Four Brazilian women sued an American fishing tour operator on Tuesday, claiming that he coerced them with alcohol, drugs and the promise of money to perform sex acts with tourists on his boat along the Amazon.

8 killed, 27 hurt in Baquba attack-police

2011-06-14 16:17:14

At least eight people were killed and 27 wounded when gunmen on Tuesday stormed an Iraqi provincial council building in Baquba after two bombs exploded, police said.

Israel denies man held in Egypt is a spy

2011-06-14 15:07:40

Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Army Radio on Tuesday that 27-year-old Ilan Grapel "has no connection to any intelligence agency, not in Israel, not in the US and not on Mars."

Nervous Iraqis buying more assault rifles

2011-06-14 14:46:37

Saadoun al-Sahil already had an AK-47 assault rifle at home but just didn't feel safe. The furniture merchant was worried about violence in Baghdad and the impending US withdrawal of troops.

Taliban's key commander killed in W Afghanistan

2011-06-14 13:50:53

Afghan police in an operation against insurgents killed a Taliban key commander in Herat province 640 km west of capital city of Kabul, deputy to provincial police chief said on Tuesday.

Syrian blog hoaxer says sorry

2011-06-14 13:20:19

A 40-year-old American man living in Scotland said Monday he's sorry for posing as a Syrian lesbian blogger who offered vivid accounts of life amid revolt and repression in Damascus.

NZ aftershocks caused 1 death at nursing home

2011-06-14 11:10:19

A series of aftershocks in New Zealand's quake-weary city of Christchurch is being blamed for the death of an elderly nursing home resident.

IMF bars Israeli Fischer from race for top job

2011-06-14 11:05:34

The International Monetary Fund's board on Monday blocked Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer from the race for the top IMF job, further boosting the chances of French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde.

NATO told to act like real allies

2011-06-14 08:00:25

The NATO alliance is facing an identity crisis as its members grapple with how much its long and often-unpopular mission in Afghanistan.