Politics

Obama to host Afghan, Pakistan summit Wednesday - 05/02/2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will host a summit with his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts on Wednesday, the White House said, amid growing US concern over the deteriorating situation in...

Recession fires worldwide May Day rallies - 05/02/2009

BERLIN, Simon Sturdee - Global Labour Day rallies attended by hundreds of thousands of people angered or worried by recession turned ugly in a host of affected countries Friday. The worst violence...

Former 'enemy combatant' admits helping Al-Qaeda - 05/01/2009

PEORIA - Al-Qaeda sleeper agent Ali al-Marri, who was held by the United States without trial for more than five years as an "enemy combatant," pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to provide...

Obama vows 'unrelenting' efforts on economy, security - 04/30/2009

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged an "unrelenting, unyielding effort" to return to economic prosperity and confront threats including a swine flu outbreak, terror attacks and...

Good start, but keep your promises, Amnesty tells Obama - 04/29/2009

LONDON - President Barack Obama has made a promising start in improving the United States' human rights record in his first 100 days in office, but he must now deliver on his promises, Amnesty...

World Health Organization News : Swine Influenza update - 04/28/2009

Geneva- In response to cases of swine influenza A/H1N1, reported in Mexico and the United States of America, the Director-General convened a meeting of the Emergency Committee to assess the situation...

Workers find message in an Auschwitz bottle - 04/28/2009

WARSAW- Workers demolishing the wall of a building that once belonged to the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have found a message in a bottle written by prisoners 65 years ago,...

Singer Rihanna wants bling back - 04/27/2009

The Barbados-born singer had intended to wear the items to the Grammy music awards, which she did not attend because of the alleged assault by her R&B star boyfriend. "The investigating officer gave...

US senator backs commission to probe torture - 04/27/2009

WASHINGTON - A senior US lawmaker on Sunday called for a special commission to investigate the US government's alleged torture of terror detainees, amid calls by some that the country bury the...

Bangkok state of emergency to end Friday: Thai PM - 04/24/2009

BANGKOK, Anusak Kongland - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced that he would lift a state of emergency in Bangkok on Friday, saying that his government wanted reconciliation after violent...
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