23 Feb 2012
The White House has issued a subtle warning that all options are on its table if the international community waits too long or does not act decisively against the Syrian regime, which is engaged in use of force against its own people.
31 Mar 2012
A day after the US expressed concern over non-confirmation of President Barack Obama's new ambassador to India due to election year politics, the Senate approved career diplomat Nancy Powell's appointment.
16 Mar 2012
At least 10 people, including a woman and two children, were killed on Friday when a NATO Turkish helicopter crashed into a house and burst into flames on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said.
16 Mar 2012
A Norwegian military transport plane with five people on board went missing on Friday during an exercise and was feared to have crashed in northern Sweden, officials said.
15 Mar 2012
Netherlands has closed its embassy in Damascus because of the worsening security situation in Syria and to send a political sign to its leadership, the Foreign Ministry announced.
04 Mar 2012
A total of 23 Hindus have been abducted in Balochistan province over the past few months, forcing members of the minority community to migrate to other parts of Pakistan, an official has said. Incidents of kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes have increased, Balochistan Home Secretary Naseebullah Bazai said.
18 Feb 2012
Several hundred Iranian exiles arrived at a UN-approved site near Baghdad on Saturday, a first step in a process that aims to see them resettled outside Iraq, where they have been based for decades.
01 Apr 2012
Betting big on its 'Lumia' series, Finnish handset maker Nokia is targeting sectors like manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, banking and insurance to capture a major share of India's enterprise smartphone market.
06 Mar 2012
China's existing technology can ensure the safety of the country's nuclear power plants, expert says. The experts belong to the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a political advisory body comprising delegates from a range of organisations, as well as independent members, as reported. Nuclear power currently accounts for a very small proportion of China's energy structure but will remain an important part of the country's future energy requirements, according to Zhang Guobao, former director of the China National Energy Bureau, as reported on Tuesday.
25 Feb 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew to Havana for treatment of what is believed to be a malignant lesion in the same part of his body where Cuban doctors removed a cancerous tumour in 2011.