Afghan officials: Militants storm gov't building

2011-05-22 10:56:14

Officials say gunmen wearing suicide vests have stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan and are in a shootout with Afghan security forces.

Sudanese army controls Abyei

2011-05-22 08:18:54

The Sudanese army has managed to control the Abyei area on the border between northern and southern Sudan following fierce fighting with the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) since Friday.

Iran arrests 30 suspected of US-linked spying

2011-05-22 07:47:27

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced Saturday that it had identified and dismantled a large spy network linked to the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Yemeni opposition signs transition deal

2011-05-22 07:31:57

The Yemeni opposition on Saturday evening signed the GCC-brokered deal, which requires President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in order to end months-long political deadlock.

Strauss-Kahn under house arrest in NY

2011-05-22 07:21:45

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn remained under house arrest and armed guard on Saturday in an apartment in New York's financial district that has become a tourist attraction.

Turkey: politicians resign in sex video scandal

2011-05-21 21:38:02

Six senior politicians in a Turkish opposition party resigned on Saturday amid a sex video scandal that could have far-reaching consequences in elections on June 12.

44 Syrians killed in 'Friday of freedom'

2011-05-21 20:02:41

The National Organization for Human Rights in Syrian said Saturday that 44 Syrians were killed in Friday's anti-government protests, pan-Arab al-Jazeera TV reported.

Libya's intelligence agency bombed

2011-05-20 09:32:28

The building of Libya's External Security agency in Tripoli was bombed early Friday in an apparent NATO airstrike.

Gitmo prisoner who died was mentally ill

2011-05-20 09:31:08

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who died in an apparent suicide had twice before tried to kill himself at the US base in Cuba.

US backs European candidate for IMF

2011-05-20 09:20:50

The United States balked Thursday at immediately backing a European to lead the International Monetary Fund.

Family finds $45,000 in new home, then returns it

2011-05-20 09:09:47

When Josh Ferrin closed on his family's first home, he never thought he'd make the discovery of a lifetime - then give it back.

Obama, in Arab outreach, shifts on Mideast peace

2011-05-20 07:26:29

US President Barack Obama on Thursday backed a key Palestinian demand on the borders of a future state with Israel as part of his vision for a Middle East peace deal.