24 Mar 2012
Nearly 30,000 Afghanis and 15,000 Pakistanis have applied for asylum in the European Union (EU) in 2011, the EU's statistical office said.
17 Feb 2012
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Friday for all sides to end the deadly violence in Syria and urged the international community to find a common response to the 11-month-old crisis.
05 Mar 2012
Authorities in the US Midwest continued on Sunday to search for victims after a series of tornadoes killed at least 39 people, left dozens injured and caused considerable damage across more than 10 states over the past couple of days.
01 Feb 2012
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary in Florida, defeating Newt Gingrich.
30 Mar 2012
Seven soldiers died in western Venezuela on Thursday when their helicopter crashed during an anti-drug operation.
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.
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.
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.