PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Tens of thousands of revelers showered each other with sparkling wine and waved red kerchiefs Friday as the blast of a small rocket signaled the start of this year’s running of the bulls.Read More »
TRIPOLI: Libyans started voting on Saturday in the first parliamentary election since last year’s ouster and slaying of long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, with jubilation at this major step towards democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule tempered by boycott calls and violence in the country’s restive east.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: A US drone targeted a militant compound in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 21 insurgents in the first such attack since Pakistan reopened NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.Read More »
KABUL: The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014, Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton said on Saturday.Read More »
BEIRUT: Syria’s conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from government forces crashed into villages in the north, killing two women and a man after rebels crossed the border for refuge, residents said.Read More »
PARIS: The Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands with the French President, Mr Francois Hollande, right, as the German Foreign Minister, Mr Guido Westerwelle, left, looks on during the "Friends of Syria" conference in Paris on Friday.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would continue its support to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of the issue, said the Prime Minister, Mr Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday, a day when talks between India and Pakistan ended in New Delhi.Read More »
TRIPOLI: The country will hold elections for the first time since 1969 on Saturday to form a new government and draft the country's constitution.Read More »
LONDON: Legend has it that only a kiss from a princess can transform a frog into a prince, but a rare Ecuadorian amphibian has taken on a noble title thanks to conservation scientists.
Amphibian Ark, a group which works for the survival of endangered frogs, newts and salamanders, decided to name a new species of stream frog Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, in recognition of British heir Prince Charles' conservation efforts.
KINSHASA: A UN soldier from India was killed in clashes between renegade soldiers and DR Congo troops on the border with Uganda, the United Nations said today as the mutineers took a key border post.Read More »