Syrian leader defiant as US sanctions bite deeper

2011-05-19 14:47:22

Syrian President Bashar Assad has claimed the country's "crisis" is drawing to a close even as his forces unleashed tank shells on opponents and US sanctions took aim at the Syrian leader and his senior aides for their brutal crackdowns.

Over 60 insurgents killed in N. Afghanistan: NATO

2011-05-19 14:24:46

Afghan and NATO-led forces had killed over 60 insurgents during three-day military operation in Faryab province, some 425 km northwest of capital city of Kabul, the military alliance said on Thursday.

Bin Laden audio praises Arab protests

2011-05-19 14:13:15

Shortly before his death, Osama bin Laden recorded a message praising the Middle East protest movements and predicting that revolutions would spread across the region.

Text of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation

2011-05-19 13:37:17

 Text of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's letter of resignation as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, as released Wednesday by the IMF:

Plane crashes in Argentina, 22 dead

2011-05-19 13:10:17

All the 22 people onboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Argentina's southern Rio Negro province on Wednesday, the regional Sol airline said.

US tops competitiveness list

2011-05-19 13:09:21

Singapore slipped from the first place to the third on the latest World Competitiveness Rankings published by Swiss business school IMD.

Strauss-Kahn resigns as IMF chief over sex case

2011-05-19 12:42:55

Strauss-Kahn said he felt compelled to resign because he wanted to protect the IMF.
China: IMF leadership 'should be based on fairness'
Chinese economist to replace Strauss-Kahn?

Gaddafi's wife and daughter in Tunisia

2011-05-19 09:19:09

The wife and daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed the border into Tunisia.

Somebody in Pakistan knew about bin Laden

2011-05-19 09:09:15

Pakistan already has paid dearly for its failure to know or acknowledge that Osama bin Laden was hiding for more than five years.

Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo dies in apparent suicide

2011-05-19 08:52:49

An Afghan prisoner has died at the Guantanamo detention center in an apparent suicide, the US military said on Wednesday.

Posthumous bin Laden audio released

2011-05-19 08:31:12

Al Qaeda released a posthumous audio recording by Osama bin Laden posted on Jihadi websites.

Yemen opposition, president reach power deal

2011-05-19 07:29:31

Yemen's president and opposition agreed on Wednesday to sign a Gulf-brokered deal for a transition of power with slight modifications after intervention from US and European diplomats.