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Obama Tours Storm-Hit Louisiana (Hurricane Isaac)

Obama Tours Storm-Hit Louisiana (Hurricane Isaac)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:36

U.S President Barack Obama visited Louisiana for a first-hand look at the damage from Hurricane Isaac, seeking to show his administration was on top of the relief effort. Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac and then ...

US Drone Strike Kills Five Suspected Militants (Yemen)

US Drone Strike Kills Five Suspected Militants (Yemen)

Monday, September 3, 2012 9:26

Five suspected militants linked to al Qaeda were killed by a U.S. drone attack on Sunday in central Yemen, in what appears to be stepped up strikes by unmanned aircraft on Islamists....

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Six Killed by Afghanistan Roadside Bomb Blasts

Six Killed by Afghanistan Roadside Bomb Blasts

Friday, August 24, 2012 10:05

A roadside bomb killed six civilians, mostly women and children, travelling in a motorised rickshaw in southern Afghanistan Thursday, police said. “Tragically two women, three children and one man were killed in ...

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US Envoy Summoned Over Fresh Drone Attacks

US Envoy Summoned Over Fresh Drone Attacks

Friday, August 24, 2012 9:21

In what has become somewhat of a hollow ritual, Pakistan on Thursday once again summoned a senior US diplomat to lodge a formal protest over yet another spike in drone attacks inside the country’s tribal belt....

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Islamic Cooperation to Suspend in Syria

Islamic Cooperation to Suspend in Syria

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:14

Foreign ministers at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) agreed on Monday to suspend Syria from the international body, an OIC source said, further isolating President Bashar al-Assad. "The session just ended. The ...

Earth Quake in China Hits 6.3

Earth Quake in China Hits 6.3

Monday, August 13, 2012 11:59

A shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled western China Sunday on the border between Xinjiang and Tibet, the US Geological Survey said. The quake's epicentre, at a shallow depth of nine kilometres (5.6 miles), was in a remote ...

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Pakistan Confirms Talks with Afghanistan on Taliban Releases

Pakistan Confirms Talks with Afghanistan on Taliban Releases

Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:48

Pakistan and Afghanistan are in talks on the release of a key member of the Taliban, whose 2010 arrest in Pakistan was blamed for sabotaging peace initiatives, a Pakistani foreign ministry official confirmed Friday....

Iran Pushes for Peace Talks in Syria Conference

Iran Pushes for Peace Talks in Syria Conference

Friday, August 10, 2012 10:31

Iran on Thursday backed moves to start peace talks between the Syrian regime and opposition groups as it hosted a 29-nation conference on the conflict gripping its key ally. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar ...

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Two Million Flood Victims in Philippine

Two Million Flood Victims in Philippine

Thursday, August 9, 2012 14:27

Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for help in getting relief to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the capital, warning that evacuation centres were overwhelmed....

Alliance with Syria will Not be Broken (Iran)

Alliance with Syria will Not be Broken (Iran)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 9:06

Iran assured President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that Syria was a vital partner in its regional anti-Israeli alliance, a bond that would not be broken by a rebellion it said was backed by the two countries' common enemies....