Provincial Security Minister Ricardo Casal acknowledged that, “an armed group” was responsible for the “intentional derailment” of the freight train incident that occurred in José León Suárez yesterday.
Residents in the Buenos Aires province town of Cañuelas broke into the local town hall while making calls for justice in the case investigating the murder of two brothers who owned a supermarket and were killed in cold blood on Sunday.
Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shot dead five protesters after Friday prayers, activists reported, while the government said an army officer was killed as violence marred a ceasefire brokered by international peace envoy Kofi Annan.
Labour unrest in South Africa's platinum belt spread today, raising concerns that anger over low wages and poor living conditions could generate fresh violence after 34 striking miners were shot dead by police last week.
South African police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters hurling petrol bombs after a march on an Anglo American Platinum mine turned violent overnight, the latest sign of festering labour unrest.
At least three civilians were killed when security forces entered the town of Talbiseh in central Syria to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, a rights group said.
French embassy guards in Damascus fired live ammunition to disperse loyalists to President Bashar al-Assad who tried to break into the compound and are still surrounding it, diplomats in the Syrian capital said. A similar crowd broke into the US embassy but later left, they added.
The UN envoy to Libya will discuss with rebel leaders informal plans for a negotiated end to the war as Western powers ramp up diplomatic and military pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
France and Britain called for supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to drop him before it was "too late" and asked Libyans opposing him to join a political process to pave the way for his departure.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted the resignation of the government, Syrian state television said. He was expected to address the nation in a speech which may include a decision to abolish emergency laws
Syrian forces fired shots at hundreds of protesters who had gathered overnight in Homs city in defiance of warning by the authorities to halt what they called an insurrection, a rights campaigner said.
Bahrain's king declared martial law as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbor Saudi Arabia.
Britain will imminently start moving fighter jets to bases from where they can help enforce a no fly zone over Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Rebels advanced towards the birthplace of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, streaming west along the the main coastal road in pick-up trucks mounted with machineguns.
Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi battled to retake the oil port of Ras Lanuf intensifying their counter-offensive against the out-gunned insurgents.
Muammar Gaddafi's jets bombed Libyan rebels in a counter-offensive that has pushed them back 100 miles in a week, far outpacing diplomatic efforts to impose a no-fly zone to help the rebels
G8 foreign ministers will warn Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi of the "dire consequences" of failing to respect the basic rights of his people but will stop short of recommending a no-fly zone, according to a draft communique.
European Union governments approved a package of sanctions against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his government, including an arms embargo and bans on travel to the bloc.
Going into exile would be one option for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in meeting international demands that he leave power, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
One of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi, said his father had not yet thrown his army into full battle against rebels, saving it to shield Libya against foreign attack, and civil war could erupt if he did.
Muammar Gaddafi was struggling to hold on to power in Libya as rebels extended their territory by seizing important towns close to the capital. Meanwhile, security forces loyal to Gaddafi attacked anti-government militias controlling the town of Misrata and killed several people.
Fighting has erupted in western Ivory Coast between forces loyal to incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and northern rebels who have backed his rival Alassane Ouattara, army and United Nations peacekeeping officials said.
The Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah was under the control of anti-government protesters, a witness said, bringing a popular uprising against Muammar Gaddafi within 50 km of the capital Tripoli. The UN Security Council was to meet today to discuss a proposal for sanctions against Libyan leaders.
Libya's Muammar Gaddafi will fight a popular revolt to "the last man standing," one of his sons said after protests broke out in the capital for the first time following days of unrest in the city of Benghazi.
European Union foreign ministers condemned the killing of anti-government protesters in Libya as they met to discuss the fallout from the wave of unrest sweeping North Africa and the Middle East.
"There are around 10,000 EU citizens in Libya. The operation of evacuation has started with EU member states," the spokesman said during a regular news briefing of the European Commission.
Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president, handing over to the army and ending three decades of autocratic rule, bowing to escalating pressure from the military and protesters demanding that he go.
Egypt's military delivered an ultimatum to dozens of committed protesters in Tahrir Square to leave and let life return to normal or face arrest.
President Barack Obama appealed to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make the "right decision" as the United States kept up its push for an orderly transition of power in the face of mass protests.
Egypt's government tried to get the nation back to work and people queued in Cairo when banks opened for the first time in a week as protests to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit entered their 13th day.
President Hosni Mubarak's new cabinet holds its first full meeting since an uprising started nearly two weeks ago, with no concrete progress in talks with Islamists and an opposition who demand his immediate exit.
A coalition of opposition groups have told Egypt's government that they would only begin talks with the military on a transition to democracy once President Hosni Mubarak stands down, opposition leaders said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron called for a "rapid" transition of power in Egypt. "The transition needs to be rapid and credible and it needs to start now," Cameron told parliament.
Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state.
US stocks rose as solid earnings, merger activity and better-than-expected economic data renewed some of the risk appetite that evaporated last week on uncertainties over stability in the Middle East.
Governments and tour operators took steps to pull their nationals out of Egypt on chartered or scheduled flights as protesters pressed their campaign to topple President Hosni Mubarak.
Bahrain riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government activists and members of the Force India race team were caught up in a petrol bomb incident as unrest simmered ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix.