Colombia seizes 12 tons of Mexico-bound cocaine

2011-05-24 10:25:31

The Colombian navy seized 12 tons of cocaine on Monday on a container ship in the port of Cartagena that was due to sail to Veracruz, Mexico, authorities said.

IAEA official says nuke energy to benefit Latin America

2011-05-24 10:12:05

The use of nuclear energy in Latin America will benefit the agriculture production and medicine, director for Latin America at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Juan Antonio Casas said on Monday.

NATO airstrikes bombard Tripoli, heaviest yet

2011-05-24 10:00:50

NATO warplanes repeatedly hit targets in Tripoli early Tuesday in what appears to be the heaviest night of bombing of the Libyan capital since the Western alliance launched its air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

DNA matches Strauss-Kahn in sex attack

2011-05-24 09:16:20

The DNA of the former IMF chief matches material found on the shirt of the Manhattan hotel maid.

US military probes toxic chemical dump in Korea

2011-05-24 09:00:55

The US military in South Korea said Monday it had made "some progress" in its investigation into allegations that large amounts of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange were buried over 30 years ago at a US military base in the country.

14 killed, 38 injured in Yemen clash

2011-05-24 07:16:29

At least 14 government soldiers were killed in clashes on Monday between government forces and tribesmen in Yemen 's capital.

Libyan rebels says no talks withGadhafi

2011-05-24 07:09:06

Libyan opposition's envoy from the Interim Transitional National Council said here that they would not hold any talks with Gadhafi.

Israel approves new settlement construction

2011-05-23 19:51:50

Israel's Defense Ministry has recently approved the construction of 294 homes in the West Bank city of Beitar Illit.

Obama's 'Jewish state' reference jars Palestinians

2011-05-23 17:57:51

US-Israel tension over Barack Obama's endorsement of Israel's pre-1967 borders is obscuring a flip side of the Middle East coin: The past days' speeches by the US president contained difficult challenges for the Palestinians as well.

Iceland says hopes to reopen main airport Monday

2011-05-23 17:14:36

Iceland's aviation authority said on Monday it hoped to reopen the island's main airport later today or tonight after it was closed due to an eruption at the country's most active volcano at the weekend.

Pakistan naval base siege close to an end

2011-05-23 17:13:39

Troops appeared to be ending a Taliban siege of Pakistan's naval air force headquarters on Monday after the most audacious militant attack in the unstable, nuclear-armed country since the killing of Osama bin Laden.

NATO, Afghan forces brace for 'fighting season'

2011-05-23 16:36:23

Afghan National Security Forces and NATO-led troops are keeping on pressure on insurgents throughout the country as Taliban insurgents have intensified their assault against forces, spokesman of NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) said on Monday.