The Iranian diplomat's fate, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad Sunday night, remains unclear.
Iran has confirmed the kidnapping Tuesday and said the gunmen "acted under U.S. supervision," according to media reports Wednesday.
Some 30... More
Four Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan's border provinces will be closed this year as part of the Pakistani and Afghan governments' plans to manage Afghan nationals in Pakistan.
The decision was reached here Wednesday at the 12th Tripartite... More
The Iranian armed forces tested a modern air defence shield dubbed as TORM1, commander of the air force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier-General Hossein Salami said here Wednesday.
The IRGC navy and air force also started... More
Leaders from rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas started here Wednesday a dialogue raising hopes of an agreement that would end violence in the Palestinian territories and form a national unity government.
Palestinian President Mahmoud... More
The Dalai Lama has been named as a professor at a leading American private research institution, Atlanta's Emory University, in the first such appointment the Tibetan spiritual leader has accepted.
The appointment reflects a partnership between... More
In his first budget sent to Democratic controlled Congress, President George Bush has proposed a spending of $2.9 trillion, including $481.1 billion on defence, in the fiscal year beginning Oct 1.
The budget sent Monday to Capitol Hill where it... More
More than one-third of sexual harassment victims in Hong Kong offices are men but most are too embarrassed to report their ordeals, according to a survey Tuesday.
The survey by the territory's Civic Party and Equal Opportunities Commission... More
The Central Asian country of Kazakhstan is continuing with its persecution of the Hindu community, according to the North America branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
A local court ordered more homes belonging... More
At least 20 people were injured in an explosion Tuesday at an exhibition marking the country's 59th anniversary of Independence here, police said.
Initial reports said the explosion inside a stall maintained by a police commando unit known as... More
A suspected letter bomb exploded at offices in a business park near London Tuesday, injuring two men, police said.
The incident at the Oaklands Business Centre in Wokingham, west of here, followed a similar attack in the centre of the British... More