The price of crude oil has topped USD 50 a barrel - the highest level recorded in the 21-year history of crude futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Experts attribute the price jump to Nigerian rebels.
An Iranian diplomat and an Egyptian telecom worker, who were held hostage for days in Iraq, have been released. Al Jazeera television said late on Monday an Egyptian and two Iraqis kidnapped a few days ago had been freed.
At least eight workers have been killed after a terminal under construction at Dubai International Airport collapsed Monday. "There has been an accident at one of the construction sites at the airport," said one official, who spoke on condition of anonymi
France should hold a referendum on whether to allow Turkey into the EU, according to French finance minister Nicolas Sarkozy. "A decision as important as the membership of Turkey in Europe could only be taken after there had been a referendum in France",
The two Italian women, who were kidnapped in Baghdad three weeks ago, are alive, claims Jordanian King Abdullah II. Talking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera King Abdullah II promised to do his best for the relase of the two women.
UK police gained more time on Sunday to question four terror suspects arrested after a newspaper claimed it had foiled a "dirty bomb" plot. London's metropolitan police said a magistrate approved an application to hold the four men until October 1.
A rocket has landed in a busy street in central Baghdad, killing at least one person and wounding several others. Meanwhile, doctors in Fallujah say at least seven people have been killed and 11 wounded in another US airstrike.
A Frenchman was shot dead in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in what Saudi officials said was a "terrorist attack," the second shooting of a Westerner in the oil-rich kingdom in 10 days. Sources in the kingdom's French community identified the victim as Lauren
Hollywood star Kevin Costner has married his 30-year-old German girlfriend at his ranch in the US state of Colorado. A Roman Catholic priest led the ceremony on Saturday wedding blonde handbag designer Christine Baumgaertner to the 49-year-old Oscar winne
Suicide attackers exploded a pair of car bombs outside an Iraqi National Guard compound west of the capital Sunday, wounding American and Iraqi forces, and the US military announced the arrest of a senior Iraqi commander for alleged ties to the insurgency
An official from the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed on Sunday when a bomb exploded in his car in Damascus. Izz el-Deen al-Sheikh Khalil died when an explosive charge placed under the driver's seat ripped through his SUV car in the Az-Zahera n
Ferocious winds and rain are battering Florida as Hurricane Jeanne whips across the US state, the fourth major hurricane to strike in six weeks. Jeanne's gusts of 185 km/h are knocking down power lines, ripping off roofs and whirling up debris left behind
Afghan security forces killed a senior Taliban commander and two of his comrades in a raid in southern Afghanistan, an official said Sunday. Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar, reportedly a former inmate at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died in a gunbattle Sat
Israeli army bulldozers have torn down the homes of more than 200 Palestinians in the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Yunis, United Nations aid officials say. The Israeli military says the operation - a day after mortars fired from Khan Yunis killed a Jewish se
Armed men have snatched two Egyptians from their office in Baghdad - the third kidnapping of foreigners in the Iraqi capital in less than three weeks. Four other Egyptians were seized outside Baghdad on Thursday.
Hurricane Jeanne gathered strength Saturday as it bore down on the Bahamas, where hundreds of people took refuge in schools and churches ahead of an expected direct hit. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of 5-10 inches of rain, huge waves and
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