IMF chief denied bail in sex case

2011-05-17 06:57:23

Allegations of other attacks surfaced as Strauss-Kahn faces trial for charges of trying to rape a maid.

'Catastrophic' picture emerges of Syrian town

2011-05-16 22:28:50

Carrying mattresses and bags of clothing, Syrians fleeing their homeland described a "catastrophic" scene Monday in a besieged border town that has been largely sealed off as the army tries to crush a two-month uprising.

3 jailed for stealing president's corpse

2011-05-16 22:01:16

Three people received prison sentences on Monday for snatching the corpse of a former president of Cyprus from his grave two and a half years ago.

Strauss-Kahn lawyers see alibi in sex case - radio

2011-05-16 21:35:18

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn have proof the IMF chief was at a restaurant having lunch with his daughter at the time he was alleged to be sexually assaulting a hotel maid, France's RMC radio reported on Monday.

Saudi sees $9.9B in telecom investment in 2013

2011-05-16 20:33:39

Saudi Arabia's economy minister says the kingdom projects telecom investment will hit around 37 billion riyals ($9.9 billion) in 2013.

Police seek evidence of sex attack from IMF chief

2011-05-16 17:32:30

The head of the International Money Fund was being examined for evidence that could incriminate him in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid, charges that stunned the global financial world and upended French presidential politics.

Taliban claim killing of Saudi diplomat

2011-05-16 17:31:53

Pakistan's al Qaeda-linked Taliban said on Monday they killed a Saudi Arabian diplomat in the Pakistani city of Karachi.

Iran says ready for nuclear talks with G5+1

2011-05-16 17:09:36

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran has always maintained that it is ready for talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (G5+1) based on mutual respect.

Iran condemns killing of Palestinians

2011-05-16 16:55:01

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi condemned killing of Palestinian protestors by Israeli forces on Sunday, the English language satellite Press TV reported on Monday.

Kerry presents US demands to Pakistan

2011-05-16 16:44:09

US Sen. John Kerry gave Pakistan's army chief a list of "specific demands" relating to American suspicions about Pakistan's harboring of militants ahead of meetings Monday that could shape a partnership dangerously strained by the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani official said.

US Senator Kerry tough over angry Pakistan

2011-05-16 15:51:59

US Senator John Kerry will push Pakistani leaders on Monday to explain how Osama bin Laden was able to hide in their country for years, without further inflaming Pakistani anger over the US raid that killed the al Qaeda chief.

Libya says ready for cease-fire once NATO stops raids

2011-05-16 14:49:43

The Libyan government said Sunday it would declare cease-fire as soon as NATO calls off the air raids.