Officials: 38 killed in fighting in Yemen capital

2011-05-25 14:33:51

Fighters from Yemen's powerful tribes fired on government buildings, prompting soldiers to respond with intense shelling in street battles that have left at least 38 dead as the uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh threatened to become a militia-led revolt.

Mubarak and his sons to be tried

2011-05-25 13:58:04

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will be tried for killing peaceful protesters, while over 60 people were killed in fresh clashes in Yemen Tuesday.

Netanyahu says will give up some land for peace

2011-05-25 09:16:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said explicitly for the first time on Tuesday he was prepared to give up some settlements for peace, but he laid out familiar demands unlikely to draw the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

US journalist held in Libya says she was beaten

2011-05-25 09:15:58

An American journalist detained in Libya for six weeks says she was fired upon and beaten when she was captured but later treated better as she was moved from prison to a luxurious hotel.

US clout impedes reform of IMF  

2011-05-25 08:09:06

Emerging economies should have a say in who should take the helm of the International Monetary Fund.

Iran says detained Americans not hikers

2011-05-25 06:53:51

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said Tuesday that the detained Americans by Iranian border police were not hikers.

BRICS calls for end of European dominance on IMF chief

2011-05-25 06:42:21

The selection of the next head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should reflect the changing realities of the global economy and not on the basis of nationality, the fund's five key emerging market economies directors said on Tuesday.

Over 70 killed in Yemeni clashes

2011-05-25 06:37:05

At least 49 anti-government tribesmen of Yemeni opposition leader and 15 government troops were killed in intensified clashes on Tuesday.

Mubarak, his 2 sons to be referred to court

2011-05-24 23:00:16

Egypt's General Prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud decided on Tuesday to refer former President Hosni Mubarak and his sons to the criminal court over charges of intentionally killing peaceful protesters.

Obamas welcomed at Buckingham Palace

2011-05-24 21:31:11

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama were welcomed to Buckingham Palace in grand royal style Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II as they began their official state visit to Britain, a rare honor for a US president.

Libyan opposition to open office in Washington

2011-05-24 18:30:54

The visiting U.S. assistant secretary of state Jeffery Feltman on Tuesday said that at the invitation of U.S. president Barack Obama, the Libyan opposition will establish a representative office in Washington.

China opposes foreign intervention in Syria: FM

2011-05-24 17:51:23

China opposes outside intervention in Syria's internal issues and expects the international society to play a constructive role in this regard, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu said Tuesday.