Washington Jan 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said that he will not meet the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, because the Israeli leader's US trip would be too close to the elections in his country.
A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported Wednesday.
Two more cases of humans being infected by the H7N9 bird flu strain was reported from China's Guangdong province Wednesday, bringing the number of people infected by the virus in the province to 25.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack on a hotel in Libya, which killed at least eight people Tuesday.
Lebanon Wednesday condemned Israeli military escalation at the border, while stressing that it was committed to the resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC), according to a Xinhua report.
The Nigerian government Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states.
Pollution and smog in Beijing has made the capital city of China "unliveable", according to the mayor of the city, a report said Wednesday.
At least seven Shia Houthi fighters were killed and five others injured in a suspected Al Qaeda attack in Yemen Wednesday, an official told Xinhua.
Jordan said Wednesday that it wants the Islamic State (IS) to prove that the Jordanian pilot abducted by the militant group last month was still alive.
Australian scientists believe they have developed a possible cure for people with severe peanut allergies.