UK calls for international action on Mubarak assets

In this February 9, 2011 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak listens during a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)   LONDON, Febuary 13 (Reuters): A British government minister said on Sunday there should be an international approach to dealing with the overseas assets […]

‘US shooting case won't derail talks’

ISLAMABAD, February 13 (AP): Pakistan’s standoff with Washington over a jailed U.S. Embassy worker will not thwart talks between the two countries and Afghanistan, a Pakistani government spokesman said Sunday. Tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have been rising over the detention of American Raymond Allen Davis for killing two Pakistani men he says were […]

In Vietnam War love story, a medallion comes home

Cecile Blumental, nee Schrouben, friend of Henri Huet, stands next to a photograph of Henri Huet, at the ‘Henri Huet, Vietnam’ exhibition at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, MEP, in Paris, Tuesday, February 8, 2011. The exhibition commemorates AP Photographer Henri Huet’s work during the Vietnam war before he perished when his helicopter was […]

‘UK to allow same-sex "marriage" in church’

LONDON, February 13 (Reuters): Britain plans to allow same-sex unions to be celebrated in places of worship, removing a key legal distinction between homosexual civil partnerships and heterosexual marriage, newspapers reported on Sunday.The move would lift the ban on religious ceremonies for the registration of gay unions imposed when Britain legalised civil partnerships six years […]

Egyptians hopeful but face uncertain future

An Egyptian holds up newspaper fronted with a picture of former President Hosni Mubarak and the Arabic headline, "Finally he steps down", at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, February 12. Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. […]

US envoy raps UN

UNITED NATIONS, February 12 (AFP): US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has condemned US critics of the world body who have called for US funds to be held back, while also attacking the UN for picking up "bad habits" including mismanagement and corruption. Rice late Friday gave the first of a series of […]

Pak anti-terrorism court issues arrest warrant for Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, February 12 (AFP): A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a public prosecutor said. Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was killed in December 2007 in a gun and suicide bomb attack, is in self-imposed exile in London. […]

Myanmar junta leader warns against disrupting 'democracy'

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, right, greets members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) during a cerebration to mark the 64th Union Day at its headquarters Saturday, February 12 in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP  Photo)   NAYPYITAW, February 12 (AP): The leader of Myanmar’s junta warned against any "disruption" of the country’s new […]

Egypt army backs Mubarak; protesters enraged

CAIRO, February 11 (AP): Egypt’s powerful military backed President Hosni Mubarak’s plan to stay in office until September elections, enraging hundreds of thousands of protesters who deluged squares in at least three major cities Friday, marched on presidential palaces and broke through army barricades at the state TV building – key symbols of the authoritarian […]

Pak police: US man committed 'murder'

In this January 28, 2011 file photo, Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis, a U.S. consulate employee, center, to a local court in Lahore, Pakistan. Aides to Pakistan’s president expressed confidence Wednesday that Islamabad and Washington can amicably resolve a diplomatic crisis over a former U.S. Special Forces soldier held in the shooting deaths […]

Nelson Mandela son-in-law won't be extradited to US

Isaac Amuah arrives at court in Johannesburg, February 11 for an extradition hearing. Amuah, the son-in-law of former president Nelson Mandela, is accused of sexual assault in Connecticut.  (AP Photo)   JOHANNESBURG, February 11 (AP):  A South African court on Friday refused a U.S. request that the son-in-law of former South African President Nelson Mandela […]

Boy suicide bomber kills 31 in Pakistan

Vehicles carrying coffins head to the Pakistan army training camp in Mardan near Peshawar, Pakistan on February 10. A 12-year-old boy suicide bomber in a school uniform attacked soldiers during morning exercises at a Pakistani army training camp killing many troops and injuring dozens others, police and the military said. (AP Photo)   MARDAN, Pakistan, […]