• Ex-Israeli president Katsav sentenced to seven years
    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, arrives for the reading of the sentence in his rape trial at a court in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, March 22. (AP Photo) TEL AVIV, Israel, March 22 (AP):  An Israeli co
  • Libya rebels struggle to regroup; US jet crashes
    Libyan rebels try to take cover as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya on Tuesday, March 22.
  • U.N. approves military force as Gaddafi closes on rebels
    Air crew work on a Royal Air Force Tornado, one of the typres of aircraft to be used in the operation of a no-fly zone over Libya, at the Lossiemouth air base at Moray, Scotland on Friday, March 18. BritainR
  • US missiles kill over 30 militants in NW Pakistan
    MIR ALI, March 17 (AP): U.S. unmanned aircraft fired four missiles into a building where dozens of suspected militants were meeting Thursday, killing more than 30 of them in an usually deadly strike close to th
  • U.S. mulls air strikes as battle for Benghazi looms
    Men from Ghana, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, line up as they wait to be repatriated in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia on Thursday, March 17. M
  • ‘No second term as secretary of state’
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she has no desire to continue in the job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012. And she said she doesn't want
  • Japan rushes against time to avert nuclear plant meltdown
    TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters):  Japanese military helicopters dumped water on an overheating nuclear plant on Thursday while the United States expressed growing alarm about leaking radiation and said it was se
  • Return of exiled leader has fragile Haiti on edge
    In this October 15, 1994, file photo, Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide enters a U.S. government plane en route to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/File) PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 16 (AP): The church wh
  • Gaddafi advances, no-fly diplomacy falters
    Men from Sudan, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, try to stop a car blocking a road during a protest demanding better conditions during their repatriation process in a refugee camp a
  • Snow muffles rescue work in Japan’s devastated northeast
    Firefighters search for survivors in the snow in Minamisanriku, northern Japan on Wednesday, March 16 after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo) SENDAI, Japan, March 16 (Reuters): Heavy snow b
  • ‘Blood money’ frees CIA contractor in Pakistan
    U.S. consulate employee Raymond Davis is escorted by police and officials out of court in Lahore in this January 28, 2011, file photo. (Reuters Photo/File) LAHORE, March 16 (AP): An American CIA contractor
  • US state California sued over Sikh religious rights
    Boston, March 16 (PTI): The US Justice Department has sued the state of California for "violating" the right of a Sikh prisoner to practise his religion and punishing him for keeping a beard. The laws
  • Libya seeks Italy's help with fire at oil facility
    CAIRO, March 13 (AP):  Libya's de facto oil minister said Sunday the country's crude production has fallen "drastically" and that he has reached out to Italian oil giant Eni SpA for help in extin
  • Japan races to avert multiple nuclear meltdowns
    A man is scanned for levels of radiation in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, March 13. Friday's quake and tsunami damaged two nuclear reactors at a power plant in the prefecture, and at least one
  • Israel approves settlement construction in West Bank
    JERUSALEM, March 13  (AP):  Israel said Sunday it has approved hundreds of settler homes after five members of an Israeli family - including three children - were knifed to death as they slept in a We
  • Obama pokes fun at possible 2012 challengers
    WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters): President Barack Obama left no target untouched on Saturday, poking fun at his potential rivals in the 2012 presidential election in a speech to journalists and high-powered Wash
  • Niger voters pick president in return to civil rule
    Niamey, March 12 (Agencies): The people of Niger voted for a new civilian president on Saturday in landmark polls that the outgoing head of the military junta said should serve an example of democracy to the wh
  • Radiation leaking from Japan’s quake-hit nuclear
    Displaced vehicles are seen at Sendai Port in Sendai, northeastern Japan on Saturday, March 12 following Friday’s 8.9-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned hit the country’s northeastern coast.
  • Friend the pope? John Paul II gets Facebook page
    VATICAN CITY, March 12 (AP): The Vatican will unveil the latest installment in its social media transformation next week — a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, off
  • Libyan rebels lose oil port, but vow to regroup
    AJDABIYA, Libya, March 12 (AP): Moammar Gadhafi's regime drove out pockets of rebel fighters who were keeping a tenuous hold around oil facilities in a key port city, showing growing strength Saturday after day