Microsoft to bring Windows Mobile devices to Middle East, North Africa

Microsoft to bring Windows Mobile devices to Middle East, North Africa

March 4, 2012 - 19:56 AMT  01:33 GMT
The countries in line to gain access to phones from select manufacturers are Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and some others.
Al-Qaeda splinter group wants $39 mln to release Western hostages

Al-Qaeda splinter group wants $39 mln to release Western hostages

March 4, 2012 - 18:52 AMT  01:33 GMT
The group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a police base in southern Algeria which left 23 people wounded.
Red Cross delivers aid near Homs

Red Cross delivers aid near Homs

March 4, 2012 - 18:42 AMT  01:33 GMT
Red Cross teams plan to move to other neighborhoods sheltering families who have fled battered district of Baba Amro.
Khamenei gains ground in Iran’s parliamentary elections

Khamenei gains ground in Iran’s parliamentary elections

March 4, 2012 - 18:18 AMT  01:33 GMT
According to preliminary results, candidates from Khamenei's camp look set to capture about three-quarters of the seats.
20,000 gather for anti-govt protests in Rome

20,000 gather for anti-govt protests in Rome

March 4, 2012 - 18:07 AMT  01:33 GMT
Official January data showed that the unemployment rate reached a monthly record of 9.2 percent in Italy.
75th birth anniversary of prominent artist Rudolf Khachatryan

75th birth anniversary of prominent artist Rudolf Khachatryan

March 4, 2012 - 17:56 AMT  01:33 GMT
With celebrated painter and sculptor Ervand Kochar as his teacher, Kharatryan exhibited his first works at 18.

N. Korea rallies against South following U.S. nuke deal

March 4, 2012 - 17:40 AMT  13:40 GMT
North Korea regularly warns of retaliation against Seoul and Washington for joint military drills, currently under way.
Israel will decide on Iran as

Israel will decide on Iran as "independent state" - FM

March 4, 2012 - 17:08 AMT  01:33 GMT
Avigdor Lieberman: decisions should be made "calmly, weighing the pros and cons; all this chatter doesn't help anyone."
Top economist Jeffrey Sachs seeks World Bank presidency

Top economist Jeffrey Sachs seeks World Bank presidency

March 4, 2012 - 16:43 AMT  01:33 GMT
His announcement opened the fight for the top post, which has always been held by an American since it was launched in 1945.
China boosts military budget by 11%

China boosts military budget by 11%

March 4, 2012 - 15:55 AMT  01:33 GMT
According to Chinese analysts, U.S. shift of military focus to Asia-Pacific region marks major change that appears to target China.