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  • Armed tribesmen seize govt building in Yemen

    2011-06-04 21:44

    Armed tribesmen took over several government buildings in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Saturday after they confronted government forces, officials and witnesses said.

  • Libya opposition denies recognizing Israel

    2011-06-04 19:42

    The Libyan opposition chief Mustafa Abdul Jalil on Saturday denied allegations that the rebels will consider establishing diplomatic relation with Israel.

  • Ilyas Kashmiri reportedly killed in US attack

    2011-06-04 17:31

    A local media on Saturday quoted a BBC report as saying that Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the five terrorist leaders mosted wanted by the United States, was killed in a US drone strike launched late Friday night in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of South Waziristan.

  • Arsenal fire in Russia's Ural injures 75, cause unknown

    2011-06-04 16:55

    Fire continued on Saturday at an ammunition depot in Russia's Udmurtia republic as the number of the injured in shell explosions caused by the fire rose to at least 75, local healthy ministry said on Saturday.

  • NATO confirms use of attack helicopters in Libya

    2011-06-04 16:51

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said on Saturday it has used attack helicopters for the first time in its military operations against Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi's forces.

  • Yemen's Saleh injured in shelling, 7 killed

    2011-06-04 10:08

    Yemeni President Saleh blamed an 'outlaw gang' among his tribal enemies for a shelling attack on a mosque in the presidential compound that slightly injured him.

  • Chinese diplomat meets Libyan opposition leader

    2011-06-04 08:17

    China on Friday confirmed its contact with Libya's opposition leader, reiterating that the people of Libya should decide their own future.

  • Mladic calls genocide charges 'monstrous' lie

    2011-06-03 20:54

    Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic faced the UN war crimes tribunal on Friday as a defiant general who never lost a battle, denying the charges against him as "obnoxious" and "monstrous."

  • Saleh 'well' after palace shelled

    2011-06-03 20:38

    Shells struck Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's palace in Sanaa on Friday, wounding three senior officials, but a Yemeni official said Saleh was "well."

  • Fresh series of NATO strikes target Tripoli

    2011-06-03 20:00

    A series of at least 10 NATO strikes hit in and around the Libyan capital early on Friday, targeting military barracks close to Gadhafi's sprawling compound in central Tripoli, a police station and a military base.

  • Russian arms depot blasts kill 2, wound 42

    2011-06-03 17:13

    Powerful blasts in an artillery arsenal in Russia's Volga region republic of Udmurtia have killed two and wounded at least 42 people, local authorities said on Friday.

  • Protesters take over finance ministry in Athens

    2011-06-03 17:08

    Protesters took over the Finance Ministry building in Athens Friday morning, hanging a giant banner from the roof calling for a general strike, just as Greece wraps up tough negotiations with international officials on new austerity measures.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.