American forces killed four suspected insurgents and arrested more than 50 people as they launched a fourth major offensive in central Iraq, aiming to blunt anti-U.S.
A 25-member governing council of prominent Iraqis from diverse political and religious backgrounds was named at an inaugural meeting Sunday, the first national body since the fall of Saddam Hussein and a crucial first step on the nation's path to democrac
Over 500,000 of techno music fans flocked to the German capital Saturday for the annual Love Parade. Under this year's motto "Love Rules," the parade culminated at the city's landmark Victory Column, close to the Brandenburg Gate, with programs running la
The Italian tourism minister, Stefano Stefani, has offered to resign from the Italian government after coming under fire for comments he made about German tourists. Stefani had described Germans as loud hyper-nationalistic blondes and arrogant beer guzzle
North and South Korean negotiators have failed to agree on a format for talks to resolve the dispute over Pyongyang's suspected nuclear threat. But the two nations on Saturday agreed to a vaguely worded statement pledging to pursue "appropriate dialogue"
Explosion outside an office building in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed two people and injured several others on Muslim Day of Rest June 11th. About five other people were killed by flying glass, Pakistani policemen said.
The United States Senate voted unanimously for urging President George Bush to consider asking NATO and the United Nations (UN) for help in rebuilding Iraq. Conditions in Iraq pose a serious threat to US troops, the resolution said.
The memorial fund set up in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales, has been forced to approach donors for more money because of a financial crisis, the BBC has learned. The fund's own projects are under threat as it contests an expensive legal case in the
An explosion outside an office building in the Pakistani city of Karachi has killed at least two people and injured many more. The explosion happened outside the Crown Plaza office building, on the main road leading to the southern city's international ai
Bulls gored three Spaniards and cut or bruised at least ten other people -- including an American teenager -- in a particularly dangerous stampede during the San Fermin Fiesta. Two other men from the Spanish town of Pamplona were attacked in the shoulder
Tens of friends and government officials, led by the head of the State Welfare Organization Mohammad Reza Rahchamani, were at Tehran airport Thursdayas the coffins of formerly conjoined twins arrived in Iran for burial. The 29-year-old sisters, who were j
At least five people are reported to have been killed and about 20 injured in a blast in a crowded market in the Philippines. The casualties in the city of Koronadal include a number of children, military spokesman said.
A state security expert has been killed in a Moscow street, while trying to defuse an explosive device. The blast early on Thursday comes less than a week after a double suicide bomb attack at a musical festival in the city, which killed 14.
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