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Gunmen kill prominent Somali journalist

Posted: 02/04/2009 - A Somali journalist says masked gunmen have killed the director of Somalia's largest media company at a market in the Somali capital.

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Reports: Kyrgyzstan to close US air base

Posted: 02/03/2009 - News agencies are quoting Kyrgyzstan's president as saying that his country is ending U.S. use of a key airbase that supports military operations in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan militant attack cuts US, NATO supply line

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A spokesman for NATO says the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan is in no danger of running out of supplies despite destruction of a bridge along a major supply route from Pakistan.

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US: 50 detainees released a day in Iraq

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The U.S. military says it has started releasing 50 detainees a day in Iraq, under a U.S.-Iraqi security agreement that requires that those in custody but not wanted by the Iraqis be released.

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Brazil industrial output falls on slowing economy

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Officials say Brazil's industrial output has posted its steepest decline in 17 years as the global economic crisis forces companies to adjust production to a demand slowdown.

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Russian helicopter crash kills 3

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman says a helicopter gunship has crashed, killing all three people aboard.

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Saudi issues list of wanted suspects abroad

Posted: 02/02/2009 - A Saudi-owned TV network says the Saudi government has issued a list of its 83 most wanted suspects living abroad and asked the Interpol for help in arresting them.

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Bomber in police uniform kills 21 Afghan policemen

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Afghan officials say a suicide bomber disguised in a police uniform detonated his explosives inside a police training center in southern Afghanistan today, killing 21 officers and wounding at least 20.

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US to send badminton team to Iran

Posted: 02/02/2009 - The Obama administration is sending a women's badminton team to Iran this week as part of a broad bid to engage the Iranian people through educational and cultural exchanges.

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Obama calls Iraqi leaders

Posted: 02/02/2009 - President Barack Obama has spoken to two key leaders of Iraq after that nation held provincial elections over the weekend.

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Official: Vehicle ban imposed on Anbar province

Posted: 02/02/2009 - An Iraqi military official says authorities have ordered a nighttime vehicle ban across the Sunni-dominated province of Anbar after tribal leaders claimed fraud in last weekend's provincial election.

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Indian immigrant set on fire in Italy

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Italian police have arrested three young men for allegedly beating and setting on fire an Indian immigrant in a town near Rome.

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