An explosion ignited a fire on a natural gas pipeline near the Turkey-Iran border, Turkish news reports said Friday. There were conflicting reports from the two countries about where the blast happened.
The US Senate has voted a controversial law endorsing President George Bush's proposals to interrogate and prosecute foreign terror suspects. The 65-34 vote followed Thursday's backing by the House of Representatives for almost identical legislation.
A former adjutant to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced by a UN war crimes tribunal to 27 years in prison. Momcilo Krajisnik was found guilty of crimes against humanity committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including murde
Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany apologised Wednesday for having lied to the people about the dire state of the economy, but said that the austerity reforms should be continued nevertheless. "We thought that the bravery to actually launch these r
Moody's Investors Service has placed some of Hungary's ratings on review for possible downgrade. Moody's vice president Jonathan Schiffer said the agency will review the country's A1 local and foreign currency government bond ratings and its A1 foreign cu
Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been thrown out of court for the second time in a week. Judge Muhammad Oreibi al-Khalifa ordered the former Iraqi leader to leave after refusing his request to be let out of his metal cage.
Pope Benedict XVI is to meet envoys from Muslim nations in an attempt to defuse a crisis in relations between the Catholic Church and Islam triggered by a controversial statement of the pontiff. The meeting to be held at the Pope's residence near Rome wil
Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski has sacked his left-wing deputy, bringing an end to the four-month-old governing coalition. The move, which could lead to early elections, comes in the middle of a row over next year's budget.
Police and demonstrators have clashed for a second night in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, amid calls for Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany to resign, BBC reported. Police on horseback charged a group of protestors who were attempting to reach the governi
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid rumours of a state coup. While at the UN in New York, the prime minister declared on television "a severe state of emergency".
The trial of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and six former commanders has resumed in Baghdad. Saddam, his cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali", and five others face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their roles i
An Italian official of the European Commission and his wife have been killed last night at their home in Rabat, the commission confirmed earlier reports. The murder of Alessandro Missir di Lusignano, posted in the Commission delegation in Morocco, and his
Hundreds of angry Iraqis rallied in the southern port city of Basra against Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, burning an effigy of the pontiff and demanding an apology for his recent remarks on Islam. The protestors, followers of Ayatollah Mahmud al-Hassani, a
Sweden's centre-right opposition bloc has defeated the ruling Social Democrat party in the country's closest-fought general election for decades, BBC reported. Moderate party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt declared victory as near-complete results gave him a 1%
A nun and her bodyguard were killed Sunday while working in a children's hospital in Somalia. The unknown assailants managed to escape, after shooting at the woman three times in the back, reports say.
At least four people have been killed when a Czech bus plunged down a cliff in the northeast of Austria on Sunday. The tour bus crashed about fifteen kilometres away from crossing the border with the Czech Republic, leaving 38 people injured, some of them
A series of suicide car bombs in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk have killed at least twenty people and injured 65 on Sunday. Some of the victims in the ethnically-mixed area are policemen, reports say, as one of the bombs blew up outside the local Crime Scene
One woman has been killed and over 100 had to be hospitalised in more than 20 states in America, after consuming spinach, contaminated with a deadly strain of Escherichi coli. Authorities have urged those who have bagged, frozen or fresh spinach not to ea
Muslims, offended by Pope Benedict XVI's stance on Islam, have struck two churches at the West Bank on Saturday. Despite the fact that the Vatican and world leaders tried to explain that the Pope meant no offence to Islam, apparently many disagree with hi
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