UN signs agreement with Mexico City on gender equality

2011-05-23 15:58:33

The government of Mexico City and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on Sunday agreed to include a gender equity perspective into budget.

Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Israel

2011-05-23 15:08:41

Israeli rescue services say an El Al jet with 260 passengers and crippled landing gear has safely made an emergency landing at Israel's international airport.

Pakistan can't confirm report Taliban's Mullah Omar killed

2011-05-23 14:43:48

A senior Pakistani security official said on Monday he could not confirm a media report that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had been killed.

Pakistani troops hunt militants on naval base

2011-05-23 14:30:24

Pakistani commandos backed by helicopters on Monday hunted down a group of heavily armed Taliban fighters who laid siege to a naval base in the country's largest city and sparked an hours-long clash that destroyed two US-supplied surveillance aircraft and killed at least seven people.

Fight at air force base in Karachi still lingers on

2011-05-23 13:09:25

The fight between a group of militants and the armed forces that broke out late Sunday night at an air force base in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi is still going on.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed in Pakistan

2011-05-23 13:07:20

The Taliban denied a report in the Afghan press that the insurgent group's leader had been killed in neighboring Pakistan, saying Monday that Mullah Mohammad Omar is alive and in Afghanistan.

Taliban claim responsibility for Pakistani naval base attack

2011-05-23 11:01:11

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Monday for a brazen attack on a Karachi naval base that has claimed five lives and destroyed naval aircraft, saying the carnage was to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.

Jamaica's air traffic controllers strike

2011-05-23 10:00:02

Air traffic controllers in Jamaica went on strike Sunday, but no flights were canceled as the island's civil aviation authority called in managers to supervise incoming and outgoing flights

Iran plans to impose sanction on 26 US officials

2011-05-23 09:55:08

A senior Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that the Iranian Majlis (parliament) is reviewing a plan to impose sanction on 26 US officials for violations of human rights, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Many wounded as Moroccan police beat protestors

2011-05-23 09:36:43

Moroccan police beat protesters who defied a ban on demonstrations across the country on Sunday, leading to arrests and dozens of injuries, some of them life threatening, witnesses said.

Obama: '67 borders reflect long-standing policy

2011-05-23 08:53:43

US President Barack Obama defended his endorsement of Israel's 1967 boundaries as the basis for a future Palestine, telling America's pro-Israel lobby that his views reflected long-standing US policy that needed to be stated clearly.

18 dead in blasts in and around Baghdad

2011-05-23 07:53:54

More than a dozen bomb attacks Baghdad on Sunday left at least 18 people dead, including 12 people killed in a suicide attack.