Obama says Gadhafi's departure inevitable

2011-05-20 07:23:05

Obama said on Thursday it was inevitable Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi would have to leave power and only then could a democratic transition in the North African state proceed.

Ex-IMF chief gets $1M bail in sex case

2011-05-20 06:50:25

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was demanded to post $1 million in bail and remain under house arrest.

1 dies in 6-magnitude quake in Turkey

2011-05-20 06:46:41

One person died of heart attack due to panic of an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale in western Turkey Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Syria condemns US sanctions on Assad

2011-05-19 22:27:54

A Syrian official on Thursday denounced the sanctions slapped by the US administration on President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian state TV reported.

Twin bombs kill 27 at police station in Iraq

2011-05-19 21:03:35

Twin bombs that lured policemen out of their fortified headquarters in a northern Iraqi city killed 27 people on Thursday, most of them police officers.

IMF chief resigns, debate on successor heats up

2011-05-19 19:14:26

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund, saying he needs to devote all his energy to fight charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid. IMF statement on resignation
IMF leadership 'should reflect emerging markets'

Next IMF chief should be European - German finmin

2011-05-19 16:53:38

The German finance ministry believes the next chief of the International Monetary Fund should come from Europe and emerging countries should provide successors in the long term, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Guatemala: US syphilis experiment involved 1,300

2011-05-19 16:48:40

An investigation by Guatemalan authorities has identified about 1,300 people who may have been involved in a 1940s US syphilis experiment, a few of whom may still be living, Vice President Rafael Espada said Wednesday.

Iran to unveil new ballistic missiles: DM

2011-05-19 16:31:29

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that his country plans to unveil a number of newly-manufactured home-made ballistic missiles next week, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday.

Blasts in Iraq's Kirkuk kill 25

2011-05-19 16:13:43

Up to 25 people were killed and some 70 others wounded when a bomb and a car bomb exploded coordinately in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk on Thursday, a local police source told Xinhua.

US, Pakistan try to repair ties after bin Laden

2011-05-19 16:11:22

Officials say two high-level Obama administration officials have launched a push to try repair relations with Pakistan following the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

IMF chief to make new bid for bail after resigning

2011-05-19 16:05:40

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a wealthy French politician accustomed to high living and globe-trotting, wants off Rikers Island, known as one of America's largest and roughest jail complexes.