A blast levelled a house in an Israeli village near the West Bank, killing the 65-year-old woman who lived there and an unidentified man. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
A Sudanese airliner crashed early Tuesday shortly after taking off from Port Sudan airport, killing 105 passengers and 11 crew, international agencies reported. According to Sudan News Agency only a child has survived the crash but it is still not known w
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to root out Chechen separatists, following the suicide bombings at a Moscow rock festival on Saturday which killed 15 people. "They must be dug up out of their basements and caves, where they are still hiding,
The arrest of Turkish troops by US forces in northern Iraq has caused a "crisis in relations" between the two Nato armed forces, according to the chief of Turkey's armed forces. The 11 soldiers were returned by helicopter from Baghdad on Monday to their b
A US military team has arrived in the Liberian capital Monrovia to assess how best to bring stability to the war-ravaged West African country. The 20-strong group of military civil affairs specialists is being seen as a possible forerunner of a larger US
A pioneering operation in Singapore to separate two Iranian twin sisters joined at the head since birth entered a critical phase, doctors said Monday. A team of 28 doctors and 100 medical assistants are involved in the surgery of 29-year-old sisters Ladan
The European Commission predicted an even gloomier outlook for the euro zone than its previously cut growth forecasts. In April, the European Commission revised downwards its forecasts for the euro zone's gross domestic product (GDP) growth, from 1.
Two US soldiers were killed in separate attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad after their patrols came under attack, the US military said. The first soldier was killed in a firefight with two Iraqis one of whom was shot dead.
Memorial services have been held in Moscow to honour those killed in the suicide bombings at a rock concert on Saturday. The attacks killed at least 17 people, including two women suicide bombers, and wounded more than 48.
The Israeli Government has voted to release a new batch of Palestinian prisoners - a goodwill gesture that it is hoped will push forward the US-backed peace plan, known as the roadmap. A ministerial committee will decide who will be released from a list o
Doctors in Singapore have begun unprecedented surgery to separate 29-year-old Iranian twin sisters who have been joined at the head since birth. Ladan and Laleh Bijani have been told that they have a 50-50 chance of survival but say they are willing to ri
Hong Kong's leader, Tung Chee-hwa, has said a controversial anti-subversion bill will be amended, following a huge protest rally earlier this week. Pressure has been mounting for Tung to address citizens' concerns over the bill - known as Article 23 - sin
The World Health Organization has said the global outbreak of the respiratory illness Sars has been contained as Taiwan was dropped from a list of virus hotspots. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) illness infected thousands of people around the wor
At least four people have been killed and several wounded in an explosion near a police station in western Iraq, Arabic television stations say. The blast happened in the town of Ramadi some 100km (60 miles) west of Baghdad.
Events marking the 227th birthday of the United States on Friday featured hot dogs, history and a recognition of the trailblazing spirit of America. President Bush traveled to the Dayton, Ohio, area, where he delivered an Independence Day speech praising
US President George Bush has decided that six al-Qaeda suspects in US custody can be tried before a military tribunal, US officials have said. It marks the first time Mr Bush has decided any terror suspects can be tried in a military court.
At least thirty-six people have been killed in an attack on a mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. At least three unidentified gunmen entered the mosque in the capital of Balochistan province and opened fire on about 200 Shia worshippers.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko escaped an attempted attack after a car tried to ram into the imperial couple's motorcade during a trip to the island of Hokkaido early Friday. A police motorcycle blocked an attempt by the car to ram into the
France's Louvre to Exhibit Treasures of Thracian King Seuthes III
Bulgaria Drops to 106th in World Press Freedom Index