An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked southeastern Iran early Monday.
A senior executive of South Korea's Hyundai conglomerate leapt to his death from his office amid a probe into the secret transfer of millions of dollars by the government to North Korea. Chung Mong-Hun, the chairman of Hyundai Asan Corp.
West African peacekeepers are due to arrive in Monrovia on Monday, aiming to end two months of bloody clashes in the Liberian capital. About 300 Nigerian soldiers are to be flown in by helicopter - the first contingent of several thousand West African tro
US soldiers detained about two dozen people, including a "targeted leader" of Saddam Hussein's regime, in a series of Sunday raids against people said to be participating in the violent resistance to the U.S.
ETA, branded a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union, warned on Sunday foreign tourists not to visit Spain. The armed Basque separatist group announced it intended to strike economic and tourist interests in Spain.
Interactions between Saudi businessmen and the royal family may have intentionally or unwittingly aided al-Qaida or the suicide hijackers, according to still-secret parts of the congressional report into the Sept. 11 attacks, AP reported, citing people wh
Rescuers gave up a two-day search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble of the bombed military hospital at Mozdok in southern Russia, which claimed the lives of at least 50 people. Another 72 wounded in Friday's devastating strike blamed on separatist
An audio tape purported to be from a top al-Qaeda official has warned the United States it will pay a "high price" if any of the men it is holding at Guantanamo Bay are harmed. The US is holding more than 600 alleged al-Qaeda and Taleban fighters at its G
At least 50 people were killed when explosives used in road works caught fire and detonated in a northern Pakistan village of Gayal. According to police reports, an electric short circuit triggered a pre-dawn fire in a house village, 168 kilometers (104 m
A US soldier was killed and three others injured in a grenade attack north of Baghdad, the US military said Saturday. The US-led coalition says 53 US soldiers have been killed in guerrilla attacks since US President George W.
Turkey will receive another USD 475 M in economic assistance from the International Monetary Fund as the latest tranche of the country's IMF loan was released on Friday. In addition, the country will receive a one-year extension on the repayment of USD 11
West African leaders flew into bloodied Liberia on Friday to press embattled warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor to cede power as promised, as deadly new fighting erupted in Monrovia and peace forces geared for deployment in Taylor's rebel-besieged ca
A car-bomb blast destroyed a Russian military hospital near Chechnya , killing at least 20 people, according to emergency officials and Russian news agencies. At least 100 wounded people were in the hospital at the time of the blast in the town of Mozdok
Saboteurs blew up part of a key oil pipeline in northern Iraq, which was still ablaze following a big overnight blast, a senior official in the nearby refinery town of Baiji said. Police and witnesses at the scene said a large explosion rocked Baiji Thurs
The judge investigating the events surrounding the death of the UK Government weapons expert Dr David Kelly has opened his inquiry and confirmed he intends to call Tony Blair as a witness. Lord Hutton began by telling a packed court room that the inquiry
Bosnian Serb and former doctor Milomir Stakic was cleared of genocide during the Bosnian war but convicted of related crimes and sentenced to life in prison by the war crimes tribunal at the Hague. It is the first time the tribunal handed down a life sent
Two daughters of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein are in Jordanian capital Aman with their nine children, it has been announced. The women -- Raghad Saddam Hussein and Rana Saddam Hussein -- were married to two senior Iraqi officials who defected to
General elections in Iraq could be held within a year to replace the US-appointed Governing Council, US administrator of Iraq Paul Bremer said. The 25-member Interim Governing Council (IGC) recently opted for a nine-member rotating presidency made up of r
Judges at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague are preparing to deliver their verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb doctor Milomir Stakic who was accused of genocide. Prosecutors have asked for a life sentence for 41-year-old Stakic, claiming that he
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