Tehran, Dec 13 (DPA) In a surprise move, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, state media reported...
Hashim Thaci, the incumbent prime minister, has claimed victory in Kosovo's first general election since the province declared independence from Serbia, as an independent exit poll showed his Democratic Party of Kosovo 6 percentage points ahead of its rival.
Minni Minnawi, the only leader to sign Darfur peace deal with government, blames it for failing it and quits post.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat formally asked the European Union in a letter to recognize an independent Palestinian state.
A federal judge in the US state of Virginia rules unconstitutional a key part of the Obama administration's law on healthcare reform.
The first person to face a second murder trial after the discovery of new forensic evidence is convicted of killing a woman in 1995.
French police end a hostage siege at a nursery school after a youth armed with two swords released children and their teacher in Besancon.
More than 20 fishermen are feared dead in icy waters after a South Korean deep-sea trawler sinks without warning in the Southern Ocean.
The country's main supermarkets and online shops have been forced to stop taking orders in Scotland in the run up to Christmas, because of the weather.
Chinese archaeologists discover what they believe is a 2,400-year-old pot of soup, during airport extension work in the city of Xian, state media report.