|Car bomb hits police chief in Iraq's Kirkuk, 2 killed
Mon, 23 May 2011 11:23:39 +0300
KIRKUK, Iraq, May 23 (Saba) -- A car bomb struck the convoy of a police chief in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, killing two people and wounding 14, a local police source reported .
|S.Korea opens trial of 5 arrested Somali pirates
Mon, 23 May 2011 11:16:51 +0300
SEOUL, May 23 (Saba) - South Korea's first trial of Somali pirates seized during a commando raid on a hijacked ship in the Arabian Sea in January opened on Monday.
|Israeli Forces Arrests Six Palestinians
Tue, 17 May 2011 18:01:18 +0300
Bethlehem, May 17 (Saba) - Israeli occupation forces arrested last night six Palestinian citizens in Bethlehem and took them to an unknown destination, according to Kuwait News Agency (QNA).
|US Commander Expresses Support for S. Korea's Military Reforms
Tue, 17 May 2011 17:58:06 +0300
Seoul, May 17 (Saba) - The top US commander Gen. Walter Sharp in South Korea voiced support for Seoul's move to reform its top military command structure and promised his cooperation, a South Korean official said Tuesday. According to South Korea's (Yonha
|Japan's Cabinet Approves Revision of Energy, Key Policies
Tue, 17 May 2011 17:56:53 +0300
Tokyo, May 17 (Saba) - Japanese Cabinet has approved revisions to various key policies including energy, which has placed significance on nuclear power. In a meeting on Tuesday, the Cabinet drew up guidelines for various key policies in view of the change
|Two Government Buildings on Fire in Tripoli After NATO Strikes
Tue, 17 May 2011 17:54:42 +0300
Tripoli, May 17 (Saba) - A security services building and the headquarters of Libya's anti-corruption agency were on fire in the capital Tripoli early Tuesday after being hit by NATO air strikes, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
|NATO: Challenges remain in Afghanistan
Tue, 17 May 2011 12:54:31 +0300
BEIJING, May 17 (Saba) -The Afghan army and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force have made progress in fighting insurgents but challenges remain.
|Fukushima nuclear crisis to be stabilized in six-nine months - PM
Mon, 16 May 2011 17:49:24 +0300
TOKYO, May 16 (Saba) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday the ongoing nuclear crisis at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may be brought under control within about six to nine months as laid out in a timetable released by the
|France condemns assassination of Saudi official in Pakistan
Mon, 16 May 2011 17:48:17 +0300
PARIS, May 16 (Saba) -- The French government on Monday condemned the killing earlier in the day of a Saudi Arabian consular official in the Pakistani town of Karachi, an official statement said, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
|Iranian President to Run Oil Ministry
Mon, 16 May 2011 17:47:13 +0300
Tehran, May 16 (Saba) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced he will run Iran''s Oil Ministry following his move to relieve three Iranian ministers of their duties as part of a plan to merge ministries, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
|UN Envoy Holds Cease-Fire Talks in Libya
Mon, 16 May 2011 17:45:55 +0300
Tripoli, May 16 (Saba) - A UN envoy held talks in Libya on Sunday, as NATO warplanes kept up their bombardment of forces loyal to longtime Muammar al-Qadhafi, Libyan government officials said, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
|Kerry says his visit not aimed at apologizing but to "reset button"
Mon, 16 May 2011 17:44:45 +0300
ISLAMABAD, May 16 (Saba) -- Senator John Kerry defending the US decision to keep Osama operation secret said that he was not visiting Islamabad to apologize but to press the "reset button" in US-Pakistan relations, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
|One killed, dozen injured in India-Pakistan border clash
Sun, 15 May 2011 10:21:20 +0300
SLAMABAD, May 15 (Saba)-- At least one Pakistani was killed and 13 others including three Pakistani Rangers were injured Sunday morning as Indian army fired across the border near the Pakistani city of Sialkot, reported local Urdu TV channel Express.
|Mitchell Resigns as US Mideast Envoy
Sat, 14 May 2011 20:24:24 +0300
Washington, May 14 (Saba) - Former US. Sen. George Mitchell is resigning as the Obama administration's Mideast envoy, a senior US official told CNN Friday, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
|"Army Gradually To Leave Banias", Says Syria's Information Minister
Sat, 14 May 2011 20:23:12 +0300
Damascus, May 14 (Saba) - Syria's Minister of Information Dr Adnan Mahmoud said the coming days will witness a comprehensive national dialogue in all Syrian governorates, adding that the government is "currently implementing a comprehensive political, eco
|Abbas promises not to give up refugee's right of return
Sat, 14 May 2011 20:21:58 +0300
RAMALLAH, May 14 (Saba) -- Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday promised not to make any concession on the Palestinian refugees' right of return, according to Xinhua.