RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 42 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency arrested three members of a small opposition party Wednesday for allegedly plotting an insurgency to overthrow the government, party officials said, the first arrests in recent years on such
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — United Nations helicopters fired on rebels fighting Congolese troops just outside a city of nearly 1 million people in eastern Congo on Wednesday, a military spokesman for the U.N. mission said.
The fighting began
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan will not be used as a launching pad for attacks on Syria and the kingdom favors a diplomatic solution to the crisis, a Jordanian government spokesman said Wednesday.
A U.S.-led strike on Syria
Evidence suggests that some kind of chemical “substance” was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people, but any military strike in response must first gain U.N. Security Council approval.
BEIJING (AP) — The son of a well-known Chinese general has gone on trial over an alleged gang rape that has focused attention on the sometimes outrageous behavior of the offspring of the country’s elites.
A group of
BUNOL, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people are splattering each other with tons of tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle in recession-hit Spain, with the debt-burdened town charging participants entry fees this year for the first time.
GENEVA (AP) — UN envoy to Syria says evidence suggests some chemical ‘substance’ was used, killing hundreds.
TOKYO (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy who will travel to North Korea later this week said Wednesday that he plans to strongly appeal for the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Sandra Bullock and George Clooney kick off the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival with “Gravity,” a 3-D techno-drama set in outer space.
Bullock and Clooney play astronauts adrift in space after debris
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial spokesman says four Afghan civilians have been killed and 15 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack targeting a coalition convoy in southern Afghanistan.
Spokesman Omer Zwak of southern Helmand province says
BANGKOK (AP) — A team of European lawmakers has criticized the Lao government’s failure to accept international help in solving the mysterious disappearance of a prominent social activist eight months ago.
Sombath Somphone was last seen in closed-circuit
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will put forward a resolution to the U.N. Security Council condemning the Syrian government for the alleged chemical attack that has killed hundreds of civilians.
The prime minister’s office says in a
BANGKOK (AP) — Two Chinese tourists were killed and four other people were injured Wednesday in a speed boat accident at a popular seaside town in Thailand, police said.
The speed boat, which was carrying 20 Chinese tourists,
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s al-Qaida offshoot says U.S. claims that it intercepted a message between the local branch of the terror network and its chief, Ayman al-Zawahri, were “propaganda.”
In a statement posted late Tuesday on a militant