US issues warning, violence grows across Afghanistan

2011-05-09 20:06:28

US officials in Kabul said on Monday the movements of staff in parts of Afghanistan's volatile south were being restricted, warning of more attacks after a two-day siege came to a bloody end and insurgents killed at least 11 people in other attacks.

Pakistan's security situation not completely altered

2011-05-09 18:56:46

Pakistan's security situation has not completely changed following the death of Osama bin Laden, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khan here in an interview with Xinhua on Monday.

Suicide bombing wounds 2 in eastern Afghan province

2011-05-09 15:23:13

A suicide bombing rocked Laghman province 90 km east of capital Kabul on Monday, wounding at least two policemen, an official said.

Taliban assassinate ex-commander in Afghanistan

2011-05-09 14:38:48

Taliban militants have targeted and killed a former commander along with four others in Kunduz province.

Bin Laden a serious student, says judo coach

2011-05-09 14:21:31

Osama bin Laden stood out not just because of his height but because of his serious, conservative demeanour, according to a man who says the al-Qaida leader was a student in his judo classes in Saudi Arabia.

Malaysian state plans ban on shark hunting

2011-05-09 13:11:23

A Malaysian state on Borneo island is planning to ban shark fishing to bolster tourism and conserve a species hunted for its fins.

Train derails in C India, injuring 25 people

2011-05-09 13:10:33

Officials say at least 25 people were injured when a train derailed in central India, the second derailment in the country in less than a week.

Ex-Israeli spymaster opposes Iran attack

2011-05-09 13:04:54

Israel's recently retired spy chief says a military strike against Iran's nuclear program would be "stupid," Israeli media reported Sunday.

Hundreds protest US intervention in Syrian affairs

2011-05-09 10:32:06

Hundreds of Syrians on Sunday staged a sit-in before the United States embassy in Damascus to protest the US intervention in Syria's internal affairs, state SANA news agency reported.

NATO: No military solution solely to Libyan conflict

2011-05-09 08:41:15

There is "no military solution solely" to the Libyan conflict, the NATO chief said on Sunday.

US says it wants access to bin Laden widows

2011-05-09 06:48:25

The United States wants access to Osama bin Laden's three widows and any intelligence material its commandos left behind at the al-Qaida leader's compound, a top American official said.

Bin Laden had support network in Pakistan: Obama

2011-05-09 06:42:45

Osama bin Laden benefitted from "some sort of support network" inside Pakistan, US President Barack Obama said in a Sunday broadcast interview.