The price of crude oil rose Monday after saboteurs blew up an important Iraqi oil pipeline carrying exports to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. The price of crude oil for delivery in September rose to USD 31.
Insurgents attacked a police headquarter in southeastern Afghanistan Sunday and sparked a battle that killed at least 15 fighters and seven Afghan policemen, Afghan police chief said. It was part of a disturbing new surge of violence in the country.
Nine people were arrested for suspected involvement in the Marriott hotel bombing in Jakarta which killed 12 people, Indonesia's police chief General Dai Bachtiar announced Sunday. The general said five of the nine were also believed to have been involved
West African mediators threatened to suspend peace talks on Liberia if the main rebel group does not immediately drop its claims to key posts in a new government, anonymous source close to the talks said Sunday. The talks may be suspended until September,
One Danish soldier and two Iraqis serving in the international stabilisation force in Iraq were killed in a clash overnight near the southern city of Basra, British army spokesman said Sunday. The clash occurred in Al-Madinah, some 50 kilometres north of
Hundreds of homes in the US state of Montana were evacuated as most of the wildfires that started Saturday still remain uncontrolled. Two dozen major fires started August 16 and most of them were started by lightning.
Iraqi oil exports through a key pipeline was halted by sabotage Saturday, just three days after they resumed following the war, officials said. Engineers were forced to shut down the pipeline to Turkey for repairs after a fire broke out at Baiji, north of
Consumers are urged to curb their demands for electricity as parts of the US and Canada recover from the worst power cuts in North American history. Electricity supplies were restored across much of the region but officials warn of the possibility of roll
United Nations (UN) agencies prepare to distribute desperately needed food in the starving Liberian capital as a second batch of troops was due to arrive to reinforce a Nigerian-led peacekeeping force. Gregory Blamoh, national officer for the UN World Foo
Tropical Storm Erika hit Mexico's city of Matamoros with high winds and heavy rains early on Saturday. The severe weather downed trees and damaged roofs and cars in the border town, Mexican television reports said.
The latest efforts to move the Middle East peace process forward are not enough, Palestinian militant group Hamas said Saturday. Israel promised to pull out of two West Bank towns, Qalqilya and Jericho, and proposed to withdraw from Ramallah and Tulkarm o
Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died, hospital officials in Saudi Arabia said Saturday. Amin, who was variously described as 78 or 80 years old, was in a coma at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah since July 18.
A massive power blackout retreated stubbornly Friday as power officials struggled to understand why the historic outage spread in minutes through the northeastern United States and southern Canada. Lights flicked on and air conditioners restarted for some
Pakistani authorities began a massive clean-up campaign to tackle the thousands of tonnes of crude oil that spilled from a wrecked tanker off the southern port city of Karachi July 28. Maritime experts say 12,000 tonnes of oil have spilled into the Arabia
The lights began to flicker on in some parts of New York City early Friday morning, and while the vast majority of the city was still darkened by the nation's massive blackout, there were signs that things would soon return to normal. Power officials said
President Bush said he will order a review of why so many states were hit by a massive power blackout Thursday and said he suspects the nation's electrical grid will have to be modernized. "Millions of people's lives are affected," the president said.
A United Nations panel has urged Israel to repeal a new law forcing Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separate lives. The Geneva-based Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination unanimously approved a resolution saying the Israeli law vio
Authorities have captured a senior al-Qaida operative in Southeast Asia who had been assigned to recruit new pilots to conduct Sept. 11-style suicide hijackings in the United States, the White House said Thursday.
An estimated 3,000 people have died in France of heat-related causes in the past two weeks, the health ministry says. Paris morgues are full, according to the city's funeral services chief, and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies of the
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