NATO denies involvement in migrant deaths

2011-05-11 09:21:58

NATO denied allegations that its naval vessels failed to help a drifting boat with Libyan migrants aboard, leaving 61 of them dead.

China calls for civilian protection in armed action

2011-05-11 08:57:54

In order to strengthen protection of civilians in armed conflicts, relevant UN Security Council resolutions must be carried out in a comprehensive and strict manner,Li Baodong said.

16 Libya migrants drown at sea

2011-05-11 07:48:07

Hundreds of people and 16 dead bodies were pulled out of the sea near the tiny southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday.

Cubans may be allowed to travel abroad

2011-05-11 07:41:45

Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad as tourists for the first time in more than 50 years, the government announced on Monday.

Afghanistan eyes reconstruction

2011-05-11 07:35:19

Visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul said on Tuesday his country is willing to work with the international community to promote national reconciliation and reconstruction.

Insurgents hit Afghan police in north

2011-05-10 21:01:20

Hundreds of insurgents launched a large-scale attack Tuesday against Afghan police in a remote mountainous eastern province, a part of the country that is largely under Taliban control, officials said.

Police storm protest sit-in in west Yemen

2011-05-10 14:48:56

At least ten students were injured late on Monday when Yemeni police forces opened fire to break up students' anti-government protest inside the campus of Al-Hodayda University in the Red Sea Al-Hodayda province, witnesses said.

Combat stirs Libya's deadlocked eastern front

2011-05-10 12:26:44

Rebels battled Moammar Gadhafi's forces on a deadlocked front line in eastern Libya, and welcomed the first supply ship in five days to reach the besieged western port city of Misrata.

Pakistan may give US access to bin Laden's wives

2011-05-10 12:15:55

Pakistan now appears ready to allow the United States to interview the wives of Osama bin Laden who were with him at the compound where he was killed last week.

Heads dumped outside Mexican school

2011-05-10 11:20:38

Six severed heads were left outside a junior high school in the northern state of Durango Monday.

NATO strikes target Gadhafi compound

2011-05-10 11:17:49

A number of blasts were heard from apparent NATO missile strikes targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound and other sites in Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Pakistan PM rejects accusations over bin Laden

2011-05-10 10:54:57

Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani rejected allegations on Monday that the killing of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad by US forces showed Pakistani incompetence or complicity in hiding the al Qaeda leader.