NATO extends Libya operations to Sept

2011-06-01 21:48:37

NATO has decided to extend its mission in Libya for another 90 days, the alliance's chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Wednesday.

3 feared dead in helicopter crash in C Pakistan

2011-06-01 16:50:36

Three people were feared dead as a Rangers helicopter crashed into the Indus River in central Pakistan Wednesday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.

Iran parliament: Ahmadinejad ministry move illegal

2011-06-01 16:12:15

Iran's parliament said on Wednesday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad acted illegally by declaring himself caretaker oil minister and referred the case to the judiciary, increasing pressure on him to quit the post.

FBI: 2 Iraqis in US plotted terrorism overseas

2011-06-01 16:08:18

An Iraqi refugee living in Kentucky told an FBI informant that he used improvised explosive devices in insurgent attacks on US troops in Iraq, and said it was most important to send sniper rifles to his home country, according to a sworn statement.

Saudi plans to build 16 nuclear reactors

2011-06-01 15:19:48

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear power reactors by 2030 which could costs more than $100 billion, a Saudi-based newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing a top official.

Jobs to headline Apple launch, unveil iCloud

2011-06-01 13:07:09

Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs leaps back into the spotlight next week to showcase the iPad maker's latest software and is widely expected to unveil an online music storage and streaming service.

Pakistani commission to investigate Bin Laden's operation

2011-06-01 13:05:10

Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani constituted the commission for investigation into the presence of Osama bin Laden and the U.S. Special Forces operation in the city of Abbotabad to kill the al-Qaida chief, officials said Wednesday.

Google rebuffed as partner by Facebook

2011-06-01 13:01:26

Google Inc tried to partner with Facebook but was rebuffed, denying the search giant to the social network's trove of personal information, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Tuesday.

UN report focuses on Japan nuke plant flaws

2011-06-01 10:09:18

Less than a week after touring the radioactive rubble of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a team of international safety inspectors on Wednesday plans to deliver a preliminary review.

Staff safety pressed after 2nd attack at NYC hotel

2011-06-01 08:58:19

As a former chairman of a major Egyptian bank awaited his first court appearance Tuesday on charges he sexually assaulted a maid at a luxury Manhattan hotel, an industry official said more needed to be done to protect hotel workers.

Zuma says Gadhafi refuses to leave Libya

2011-06-01 08:17:26

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is not prepared to leave Libya and is prepared to seek a political solution to the conflict in the country.

24 killed in Yemen as civil war looms

2011-06-01 06:16:10

At least 24 people, including 16 tribesmen, four soldiers and four civilians, were killed in the fierce battles in Yemen 's capital.