TRIPOLI, (Reuters) – A son of Muammar Gaddafi who rebels said they had captured appeared with cheering supporters in Tripoli, giving a boost to forces loyal to the veteran leader trying to fight off insurgents who say they control most of the capital.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn yesterday, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. songwriter Nickolas Ashford, who penned such rhythm and blues hits as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Every Woman” with his wife Valerie Simpson, died on Monday at age 70.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – In July 2010, U.S. investor Todd Lemons and Russian energy giant Gazprom believed they were just weeks from winning final approval for a landmark forest preservation project in Indonesia.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Clashes in South Sudan have left at least 600 people dead and hundreds wounded, and possibly displaced more than a quarter million people, the U.N.
TRIPOLI, (Reuters) – Jubilant rebel fighters streamed into the heart of Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate, tearing down posters of the Libyan leader.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – More than 2,000 corpses have been found buried in several unmarked graves in Indian Kashmir, believed to be victims of the divided region’s separatist revolt, a government human rights commission said in a report.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A newly discovered deep, cold current flowing off Iceland’s coast may reveal that the North Atlantic is less sensitive to climate change than previously thought, researchers reported yesterday.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – It takes a lot to start a mass campaign with political overtones in Singapore, but there’s no better catalyst than food.
RABAT (Reuters) – Libyan rebels control most of the Tajourah district in the east of the capital and have surrounded an airbase there, an opposition activist in Tripoli told a Reuters reporter outside of Libya.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – At least 20,000 people gathered yesterday to support an anti-corruption social activist who has galvanized much of India against the government with his hunger strike, amid signs from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of compromise to end the impasse.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived in Russia yesterday for his first visit in nearly a decade as the isolated state sought economic aid after heavy flooding exacerbated its chronic food shortages.
AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces fired heavy machineguns at a residential district in the central city of Homs yesterday after protests against President Bashar al-Assad, who faces growing world isolation for his repression of five months of popular unrest.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Authorities in Mexico found the decapitated bodies of four men and a woman in Acapulco yesterday, the latest in a string of slayings in the popular Pacific resort this week.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The prosecutors in the case of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will meet tomorrow with the hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal, one of her lawyers said yesterday.
HARARE (Reuters) – The death of a top Zimbabwean army general in a bizarre fire has changed the dynamics in internal ZANU-PF battles over President Robert Mugabe’s succession, but analysts say the issue remains unsettled and could lead to some bruising battles ahead.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel was expecting a diplomatic tsunami to strike in September, but the problems have come sooner than expected, leaving it ever more isolated in the Middle East.
ZAWIYAH, Libya, (Reuters) – Libyan rebels fought fierce battles in two coastal cities on either side of the capital Tripoli yesterday in a drive to topple Muammar Gaddafi, but met stiff resistance from forces loyal to the long-time leader.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress yesterday charged controversial youth leader Julius Malema with “sowing divisions” in its ranks and bringing the party into disrepute.
GAZA, (Reuters) – The Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip announced last night they were no longer committed to a more than two-year de facto truce with Israel since the end of a war in early 2009.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Executives at Rupert Murdoch’s UK-based News International are concerned that emails discussing questionable payments made to police by the News of the World may prove more problematic than those that discuss phone hacking, sources familiar with investigations into the shuttered tabloid’s reporting practices said.
KHYBER, Pakistan, (Reuters) – A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up among worshippers offering Friday prayers at a mosque in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 70, a top government official said.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Wall Street ended a fourth week of losses on a down note yesterday as most buyers left the market before the weekend on growing fears of another U.S.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Lawyers for the woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault have explored a deal in which they would scuttle the criminal case in exchange for a monetary settlement in the civil lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.
AMMAN, (Reuters) – The United States and European Union called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down yesterday and U.S.