• Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has declared his resignation, the presidential press service said on Thursday, TASS reports. "I do not cling to power. I do not wish to go down in Kyrgyzstan’s history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own ...
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its forecast that Spain will suffer most among developed countries from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with a 12.8-percent fall in its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 ...
  • Turkey’s president on Tuesday spoke with Germany's chancellor on a number of issues, including bilateral relations, the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, and developments in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, said Turkey's Communications Directorate, according to Anadolu Agency ...
  • Yoshihide Suga, the newly elected president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was officially appointed as the country's new prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, becoming the country's first new leader in nearly eight years ...
  • After nearly two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands, peace talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban have opened in Qatar's capital, according to Al Jazeera. Key speakers at Saturday's opening ceremony at a hotel in Doha included Abdullah Abdullah ...

U.N. EXTENDS DARFUR PEACEKEEPING MISSION

31.07.2010 [22:50]
The United Nations Security Council has renewed the mandate of its mission in the Darfur region of Sudan for another 12 months ...

MONSOON RAINS IN PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN KILL MORE THAN 800

31.07.2010 [21:51]
Pakistani officials say the death toll from floods caused by heavy monsoon rains has risen to more than 800, and rescue workers are struggling ...

LEADERS OF SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, LEBANON HOLD SYMBOLIC BEIRUT SUMMIT

31.07.2010 [15:03]
Syrian and Saudi leaders have arrived in Lebanon for a rare meeting aimed at defusing tensions about a possible Hezbollah indictment ...

FLOODING KILLS HUNDREDS IN PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN

30.07.2010 [21:45]
Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have killed hundreds of people in Pakistan and Afghanistan ...

US ECONOMIC GROWTH SLOWS TO 2.4%

30.07.2010 [21:18]
US economic growth slowed between April and June, with GDP growing by an annualised rate of ...

WEBSITE HELPS DIETERS KEEP KILOS OFF

30.07.2010 [21:17]
For many people trying to shed a few kilograms, it`s hard enough to lose the weight, but many experts say it`s even harder to keep the weight ...

GUNMEN EXECUTE 15 IN MEXICO

30.07.2010 [17:26]
Fifteen people -- including two women -- were tortured and executed in the border state of Tamaulipas, state media said ...

DOZENS KILLED IN SOMALI VIOLENCE; MANY MORE FORCED TO FLEE

30.07.2010 [17:24]
Fighting in the Somali capital this week led to the deaths of dozens of civilians and injuries to scores of others, the U.N. refugee agency said ...

CHURCHILL`s FALSE TEETH SELL FOR $23,000

30.07.2010 [17:02]
A pair of false teeth worn by Winston Churchill have sold at auction for more than $23,000 -- on the same day that plans were announced to put the British wartime leader`s archive papers online for the first time ...

CAPE TOWN`S `GHETTO BALLERINA` LANDS U.S. SCHOLARSHIP

30.07.2010 [16:51]
A South African ballet dancer from a poor township outside Cape Town has been given the chance to train in the United States -- all because of a documentary film, and an email from a caring viewer ...

FLOODS KILL 90 IN NW PAKISTAN

30.07.2010 [14:20]
Pakistani officials say at least 90 people have been killed in the worst flooding in Pakistan`s northwest in almost 100 years. Heavy monsoon rains continued to flood Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province ...

SYRIAN AND SAUDI LEADERS VISIT BEIRUT TO DEFUSE TENSION

30.07.2010 [13:18]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia are set to pay a joint visit to Lebanon. It is the first visit to the country by Mr. Assad since 2005, when Syria was forced to ...

WOMAN CHARGED IN FRANCE OVER BABIES` BODIES

30.07.2010 [12:44]
French prosecutors said Thursday they charged a woman with murder after she admitted giving birth to and smothering eight babies over a 17-year period in northern ...

UN PRESSES FOR DIRECT ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN TALKS

30.07.2010 [10:42]
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke with several key officials in the Middle East this week to press for direct Israeli-Palestinian talks. Mr. Ban spoke separately by ...

BRITISH PM DEFENDS PAKISTAN TERROR REMARKS

29.07.2010 [21:56]
British Prime Minister David Cameron, on a trade-mission to India, is defending comments he made accusing Pakistan of promoting the "export of terror", VOA reports ...

DR CONGO BOAT SINKING ‘KILLS 140’

29.07.2010 [19:50]
A boat carrying passengers and goods has capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing about 140 people, officials say ...

SERBIA SUBMITS KOSOVO RESOLUTION TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

29.07.2010 [17:34]
Serbia has submitted to the U.N. General Assembly a draft resolution that seeks new dialogue on Kosovo, but does not call for the reopening of status talks on its former province, according to VOA ...

FRENCH COUPLE HELD OVER 8 BABIES` BODIES

29.07.2010 [15:06]
French police are questioning a couple detained following the discovery of the bodies of eight newborn babies at two locations in northern France, the French Interior Ministry said ...

MILITARY CARGO PLANE CRASHES IN ALASKA

29.07.2010 [14:07]
A military cargo plane on a training run crashed in flames Wednesday at an Air Force base near downtown Anchorage, officials said ...