• 5 dead, 9 missing in coal mine explosion
    Family members of trapped miners embrace as they wait outside of a coal mine in San Juan de Sabinas in the Mexican state of Coahuila on Tuesday, May 3. (AP Photo) SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico, May 4 (AP): M
  • Fatah, Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact
    Palestinians wave the Palestinian and Egyptian flags as they take part in a rally celebrating the signing of a reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, M
  • Deadline for Libyan rebels to surrender expires
    Misrata, May 4 (PTI): A deadline for Libyan rebels defending the besieged city of Misrata to lay down their arms expired Wednesday, but a top minister said he hoped it would be extended after scores surrendered
  • Taliban vows to avenge Osama’s death; Asif Ali Zardari on hit-list
    ISLAMABAD, May 3 (PTI): The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday warned that they would target Pakistan and the US to avenge the killing of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a raid near the garriso
  • Bin Laden took a path of fanaticism and terror
    Osama bin Laden was born into one of Saudi Arabia's most prosperous families, but he left home in search of revolution, found a path of fanaticism, inspired a murderous organization that terrorized the West, an
  • Libya’s Gadhafi presses offensive after son killed
    TRIPOLI, May 2 (Reuters): Moammar Gadhafi pressed an offensive against rebel forces, and his supporters burned Western embassies after the Libyan leader survived a NATO airstrike that officials said killed his
  • Death toll from US tornadoes rises to 350
    James Nicholas surveys the damage in Hackleburg, Ala., on Friday, April 29 following a tornado touchdown on Wednesday afternoon that destroyed much of the small community and caused 27 deaths. (AP Photo) T
  • NATO dismisses Gaddafi’s offer of truce & talks
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi speaks during a live speech in this still image taken from video on Saturday, April 30. (Reuters Photo) BRUSSELS, April 30 (Reuters): NATO dismissed an offer from Muammar Gadd
  • Some 500 arrested in Syria crackdown: rights group
    A Syrian protester beats a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with a shoe, as he attends protest against the on going violence in Syria, in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, April 26,
  • Pak naval bus attacks kill four in Karachi
    (LEFT): Pakistani paramilitary soldiers gather around a damaged bus at the site of a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday, April 26. Twin bomb attacks against Pakistani navy buses that were talking employ
  • Nearly 500 Taliban flee in daring Afghan jailbreak
    An Afghan solider, center, stands guard  outside of the main prison in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, April 25. (AP Photo) KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 25 (AFP): Almost 500 Taliban p
  • NATO bombs hit Gadhafi office as rebels advance
    In this photo made on a government organized trip, guards inspect damage at Moammar Gadhafi’s compound following an airstrike, in Tripoli, Libya, early on Monday, April 25. (AP Photo) TRIPOLI, April
  • Factory fire kills 17, injures 24
    Investigators go through the remains of a  fire in Daxing district of Beijing, China on Monday, April 25. (AP Photo) BEIJING, April 25 (AFP): Seventeen poor migrants died when a fire swept through an
  • Syrian tanks roll into Daraa, fire at protesters
    This video image taken from amateur video released by Sham News Network, a Syrian Freedom group, shows a man, left, preparing to throw an object at a tank as others look on in Daraa, Syria on Sunday April 24. (
  • Syrian forces fire on demo, “armed criminals” kill six
    In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, taken on Monday April 18, Syrians pray in Clock Square in the center of the city of Homs, Syria. Syrian security forces fired tear
  • Last Supper was a day earlier: scientist
    “The last supper of Tongerlo” by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during the exhibition “The European Genius”, in 2007 in the National Basilica of Koekelberg, Brussels. Christians have long
  • Gaddafi’s forces hit Misrata amid diplomatic disputes
    Libyan pro and anti-Gadhafi protesters fight at the street in front of the Arab league headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday, April 14. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chaired a meeting Thursday of intern
  • ‘Militia kill 17 before polls in Sudan state’
    KHARTOUM, April 14 (Reuters): Sudanese militia have killed 17 people in the oil-producing South Kordofan region just two weeks before long-delayed elections, a candidate for state governor said on Thursday. Gub
  • Ouattara takes charge after I. Coast victory
    ABIDJAN, April 14 (AFP): President Alassane Ouattara stamped his new authority on Ivory Coast on Thursday, as troops formerly loyal to his ousted rival Laurent Gbagbo flocked to his banner despite ongoing viole
  • Yemen opposition spurns talks, sets Saleh deadline
    Anti-government protestors shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday, April 14. Gunmen loyal to the government attacked t