Japanese officials say they are checking reports that North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the missile had flown about 100km (62 miles) into the sea.
Several people have been arrested in connection with the suspected killing of British aid worker Margaret Hassan. US and Iraqi forces raided a suspected insurgent hideout near Baghdad on Sunday and six people are being detained, Iraqi police said.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Israel on Sunday for a visit seeking to mend relations with the Jewish state and join in a new wave of Middle East peace efforts. Israel and Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim state, have long had stron
Insurgents armed with machines guns and rocket-propelled grenades ambushed a police checkpoint in Baghdad this morning, killing five policemen and wounding one, an official said.The latest attack raised the death toll to at least 70 since Friday after a f
An audiotape purportedly by one of America's most-wanted insurgents in Iraq, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, that was posted Friday threatens more attacks against US forces there and warns against collaborating with Americans. The authenticity of the 18-minute tape
Seven car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the surroundings have killed at least 27 people and injured more than 100 in a spate of car bomb attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in and around Baghdad. The apparently co-ordinated blasts come just a day after
Premier Silvio Berlusconi's new government won approval from the Italian Senate on Thursday, ending a government crisis that followed an embarrassing defeat in regional elections. The confidence vote in the Senate - won 170-117 by the premier's conservati
Iraq's parliament has approved a partial cabinet of ministers, forming the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.However, several of the 36 ministries will be occupied by acting ministers until final names are decided.
The confirmed number of the dead in the Japanese commuter train, which crashed on Monday, topped 107 on Thursday and is expected to rise as rescue workers seek to retrieved more bodies from the wreckage. Monday's crash was Japan's worst rail accident in 4
A British solicitor has been sentenced to nine years in jail for forging documents to help hundreds of Romanian immigrants gain visas. Chris Christodoulides was arrested in 2004 in Dover in a joint operation between the Romanian authorities and Metropolit
Airbus' A380, the world's largest passenger plane, successfully took off on its maiden test flight Wednesday, a milestone for aviation. The new Airbus, the only twin-deck, four-aisle airliner in the world, can accommodate up to 550 passengers.
A fiery train-bus accident in Sri Lanka has killed at least 60 people and injured 30 others, police say. The collision was so violent, according to authorities, that the train split the bus in half, setting it on fire.
The last group of Syrian soldiers have left Lebanon following a ceremony to mark the completion of their withdrawal after 29 years.The withdrawal was brought about by international pressure and Lebanese street protests.
A commuters train hit a truck and derailed in Japan, no victims were reported, world media announced. The incident took place just a day after Monday's deadly crash when 73 people were killed and 442 were injured after a packed West Japan Railway Co.
US investigators have cleared the American troops who shot dead an Italian agent after he secured the release of kidnapped journalist, Giuliana Sgrena. But Italy disagrees with findings in the preliminary report by the U.
Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross officially resigned from the post on Monday, to be replaced by Local Development Minister Jiri Paroubek. The move came after a longstanding political crisis that was triggered by an apartment scandal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century. In his annual state of the nation address to the parliament, Putin said the break-up was a "real drama" th
At least 54 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a commuter train derailed, ramming a carriage into an apartment block in Japan's deadliest rail accident in four decades. Officials suspected that the train's 23-aged driver was speeding and fa
A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has touched down safely on northern steppes of Kazakhstan. It landed 90km north of the town of Arkalyk, less than four hours after undocking from the ISS.
Iran will resume uranium enrichment regardless of the outcome of its negotiations with three European powers over its nuclear program, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday. Speaking to reporters five days before Iran is to resume nuclear talks with Fr
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