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China says it monitored 2 US B-52 bombers in its airspace

...control over the relevant airspace."Asked repeatedly about the incident at a regularly scheduled briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said it had been handled according to procedures laid out in the Saturday statement but offered no specifics...
Iraqis battle militant uprising in 2 Sunni cities

...Sunnis have long accused the government of targeting only Sunni militant groups while blessing Shiite ones.Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan Ibrahim told The Associated Press that the cleric, Wathiq al-Batat, was arrested in Baghdad on Wednesday...
Hezbollah commander killed outside home

...repercussions for this heinous crime and its repeated targeting of leaders and cadres of the resistance."Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor denied any involvement."Israel has nothing to do with this incident," Palmor said. "These automatic...
Hezbollah: Syria to supply weapons to militia

...captured Syria's Golan Heights in the 1967 Mideast War and later annexed the strategic plateau.Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor, asked to comment on Nasrallah, said: "We don't respond to words. We respond to action." The...
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North Korea defies warnings, launches long-range rocket

...cover for a test of technology for missiles that could be used to strike the United States.South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a nationally televised news conference that a South Korean Aegis-equipped destroyer detected...
In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...increasing toll. More than 300 Afghan soldiers and policemen are dying each month, according to Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, who said that represented an increase, though he did not provide comparative figures...
Number of US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply's troubled south and east.An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman pledged to do everything possible to stop the insurgents...civilians as a shield in the villages," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said. "The important thing is that...
Video purportedly shows killing of U.S. hostage

...release of Osthoff, the first German taken hostage in Iraq. It is not clear who kidnapped her. In Berlin, Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger refused to comment on the circumstances of her release or on who, other than German authorities...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Few Cubans have heard about the plan, which was mentioned only briefly on the state-run news media. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alejandro Gonzalez said he would comment only after the proposal is analyzed. Still, the possibility of a visit...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the Libyan news agency Jana. Swiss Transportation Ministry spokesman Hugo Schiltenhelm said the plane had taken off from...manufactured in Northern Ireland. Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman Livio Zanolari said he understood there were no...


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